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Hospital Announces "Associates of the Month"

November 02, 2009

Spring Hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital has announced its Star Associates of the Month of October. Each month hospital associates are chosen in a process that involves nominations and voting by their peers, patients, patient families, and physicians.

This month’s Oak Hill Hospital “Stars” are:

Charm Clark, CNA Medical Unit
Charm began working at Oak Hill Hospital in July of 2006as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) where she is responsible for patient care. She regards her job as more than just TLC but also talking and laughing with the patients. She has also spread her “charm” throughout different units of the hospital including the second, fourth, fifth and even the emergency department and pre-op. She received nominations from several sources; in particular – our patients. Her nominations all stress the same qualities – her professionalism, tender loving care, and caring manner. One nomination even pointed out how Charm has opened up her home to a homeless animal. She and her husband, Glenn, live in Spring Hill. They have three sons: Rolando, 22, Glenn, Jr., 19, and Brandon, 9. For her part, Charm says, “I like making my patients happy by giving them the care that they need – the care that makes their family members happy. I do what I love and I love what I do.”

Kathleen Gosline, RN
Kathleen joined Oak Hill Hospital as a registered nurse in 2006 and she works on the fourth floor. Her nominations came from patients, colleagues, and physicians who consider her an “outstanding” nurse displaying all the behaviors that characterize our Oak Hill Hospital “CARES” philosophy. “She has a willingness to make every single request (no matter how insignificant) answered with a solution.” Kathleen has a reputation for taking time to explain to family members what, why, and how she is caring for the patient. Kathleen and her husband, Ron, live in Spring Hill. They have a daughter, Kate, 15 months old, and a black lab named Coal. Kathleen says, “I cannot do my job without the help of all of the hard workers on the fourth floor.”

Joan Taylor, PCA
Joan joined the PCU (Progressive Care Unit) at Oak Hill Hospital in June of this year. She and her husband, Corey, live in Spring Hill. They have three daughters: Zycoria, age 8 and twins Ja’Leena and Ja’Niyah, age 5. She is a PCA and views her job as “taking care of all the needs of my patients, and also includes the needs of my coworkers’ patients.” Her nomination came from the entire surgical intensive care unit night staff who recalled an incident where she came into SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit)  to “help out” but…”what she did was bail us out.” Joan has a reputation as a very friendly person who just jumps right in and helps and then asks what else she can do. Coworkers regard her as a major asset to Oak Hill Hospital. Joan said, “I love the fact that all my coworkers on the night shift are like a family. We look out for each other and we work as a team. I actually look forward to coming to work with these individuals.”

In making the announcement Oak Hill Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Sonia Gonzalez said, “Dr. Thomas Frist, Senior, our founder, always believed that ‘Good people beget good people.’ People like Charm, Kathleen and Joan prove that Oak Hill Hospital will continue the legacy.”

About Oak Hill Hospital:

Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus County (204 acute care beds) and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive heart program including open heart surgery.

Approximately 300 physicians, 1,000 associates, and 360 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s health care delivery team.

Oak Hill has achieved distinction as the:

  • First Chest Pain Center in Hernando and Citrus County accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
  • First primary stroke center to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission in Citrus and Hernando County.
  • First comprehensive Women’s Imaging Center in Hernando County and the first imaging center offering digital mammography with computer aided detection.
  • First hospital in the area to be recognized as an accredited cancer institute by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS)

It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please call (352) 597-6383 (Hernando) or (352) 628-6441 (Citrus).

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