Oak Hill Hospital Announces the Appointment of George Kardashian, MD to Its Medical Staff and to the Staff of the Oak Hill Hospital Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
Spring Hill, Florida (December 6, 2010) – Oak Hill Hospital has announced the appointment of George Kardashian, MD to its medical staff and its Orthopaedic and Spine Institute. Dr. Kardashian completed a Fellowship in Hand and Elbow Surgery from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida. His residency, internship and medical degree were all completed at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, New York. Dr. Kardashian also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology.
Dr. Kardashian’s main office is located at The Center for Bone and Joint Disease, 11307 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, FL 34609. He can be reached at 352-596-0900.
Dr. Kardashian joins 16 board certified physicians at Oak Hill Hospital’s new Orthopaedic and Spine Institute. The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute at Oak Hill Hospital is the first and only comprehensive institute of its kind in the region, offering a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to bone, joint and spine care. It is the only hospital in the area with board-certified orthopaedic nurses (ONC.)
The new Orthopaedic and Spine Institute held its ribbon cutting on September 23, 2010. The department has 21 beds; 13 are private and the private rooms each have sleeper sofas so that the patient’s partner may stay. Upon opening it was staffed with nine certified orthopaedic nurses (ONC.) Additional nurses have been certified. To be certified, orthopaedic nurses require a minimum of two years of experience with over 1000 hours in orthopaedics. Each nurse must sit for and pass separate exams in orthopaedics which includes trauma, sports injuries, pediatrics, oncology and other disciplines.
The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute also offers a lower nurse-to-patient ratio and a lower aide-to patient ratio.