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Oak Hill Announces New Hospitalists

April 07, 2009

Spring Hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital has announced the appointment of Gerald Beinhauer, MD, and Julio F. Menendez, MD as independent Hospitalists on its medical staff. Dr. Beinhauer received his medical degree from Central America Health Sciences University-Belize Medical College. He completed a residency in family medicine at Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program, in Albany, Georgia. Dr. Beinhauer also studied registered nursing as Pasco-Hernando Community College in Dade City, Florida.

Dr. Menendez received his medical degree from San Pedro DeMacoris, in the Dominican Republic. He also completed a residency in family practice at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and he did a preliminary year in general surgery at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center as well.

Dr. Beinhauer and Dr. Menendez provide professional Hospitalist services. Their practice is limited to hospital in-patients on referral from local primary care physicians.

Hospitalists are physicians whose primary focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. They engage in clinical care, teaching, research and leadership in the field of general hospital medicine. Although Hospitalists do not have an office in the community for out-patient visits, they help manage patients through the continuum of acute care hospitalization. They often see patients in the emergency room and then follow them into critical care units and in planning post-acute care.

About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital is now celebrating 25 years of compassionate care to the community.

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, 900 associates, and 300 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s health care delivery team.

Oak Hill has achieved distinction as the:

  • First and only 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 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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