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October Associates of the Month Announced

December 01, 2010

Oak Hill Hospital Announces Its Associates of the Month

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:

Sharen Ewing, RVT, RDCS, BS (Registered Vascular Technologist, Registered Diagnostic Cardiology Sonographer, Bachelor of Science)

Sharen began working full time at Oak Hill Hospital in February 1999. Before that she worked on a per diem basis in our EEG department. She is currently the lead vascular tech in our vascular lab and performs non-invasive vascular ultrasound examinations. She and husband, Harvey, live in Brooksville with their four dogs. She has six grown children and 12 grandchildren. Sharen’s nomination came from the wife of a patient who praised her true and sincere concern for her husband. She says, “While he was waiting for the results of his ultrasound, Sharen noticed that he was cold. She took him by wheelchair to his truck to get a sweater and wheeled him back into the hospital.” The patient’s wife regarded this as truly going above and beyond. Sharen says that she likes the size of Oak Hill Hospital – “big enough to accommodate the needs of the community but still small enough to have a personal feel.”

Kay Quisenberry, RN, Case Manager

Kay joined our case management and discharge planning team in 2005. As a case manager she reviews patient records for insurance criteria and for appropriate status and she assists with discharge needs whether they be home healthcare, rehab or otherwise. Kay transferred to Oak Hill Hospital from another HCA facility, Edward White Hospital. She lives in Spring Hill and her family consists of her son, John, and Stacie, her daughter-in-law. She has two granddaughters - Bailey, 14, and Rylee, 6, and two grandsons – Jacob, also 6, and Justin, 5. Her nomination came from a coworker who regards her as continually going above and beyond. There was one incident where a patient was here from out-of-state needing emergency surgery. She went out of her way to make numerous calls to charitable institutions, hotels, motels and even ALFs and negotiated providing emotional support and direction. She worked effortlessly to alleviate both patient and family fears so that they could focus on his surgery. When asked about Oak Hill Hospital Kay says the thing she likes most is the staff and the patients.

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 Sharen and Kay prove that Oak Hill Hospital will continue the legacy.”

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