Oak Hill Hospital - Star Employees - February 2012
Kathy Bloomer, RN, Case Manager
Kathy joined Oak Hill Hospital’s case management team five years ago. As a case manager she reviews clinical information for Medicare and insurance compliance and she assists patients and families with discharge needs such as home health care, skilled nursing facilities, etc. She and her husband, Glen, live in Weeki Wachee. They have a son, Steve, living in Philadelphia and a daughter, Allison, living in Los Angeles. Kathy’s nomination came from a fellow associate who witnessed that she went above and beyond normal duties in assisting a patient in protecting this patient’s rights and in one case the actions involved took up a majority of her day but she stayed with it until it was resolved. For her part Kathy says the thing she likes best about Oak Hill Hospital is her coworkers and of course her patients.
Barbara-Jean Giles, RN
Barbara-Jean joined Oak Hill Hospital in June of 2009. She is an RN in our progressive care unit on the second floor. She believes that she is here to help patients advocate and to educate. She spends work hours interacting with patients, family and physicians and ensures that the patient has the best care and resolution of symptoms. She has also served as an educator. She and Darren Edward, her husband of 18 years live in Brooksville with their two sons, Donovan Francis, 13, and Damian Paul, 11. She says that she and her family are very active in environmental issues and have a small farm and is looking forward to eventually developing a community gardening program. Her nomination came from a coworker who singled her out along with another coworker as someone who truly went beyond her duties in assisting a patient in protecting a patient’s rights even though on a particular day it took up a majority of that day to come to an eventual resolution. Barbara-Jean says that she appreciates the opportunity Oak Hill Hospital has given her for new experiences and exposure and increase her nursing knowledge. She enjoys that when working at any time and walking through the hospital people are smiling and saying hello.
Robert Toledo, RN, CCRN (Registered Nurse, Critical Care Registered Nurse)
Robert joined Oak Hill Hospital in November of 1998. He began working on our telemetry fifth floor and then transferred to our cardiovascular intensive care unit/cardiovascular recovery unit where he serves as a cardiovascular ICU nurse where he educates and takes care of patients going to and from open heart surgery. He and his spouse, Karen Kenney, live in Spring Hill. He has a stepson, Justin Kenney, 14 and a stepdaughter, Alecia Kennedy, 18. Robert’s nomination also came from the wife of a patient who had bypass surgery and spent two days in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. The nomination stated that while in that unit Robert Toledo, RN, “explained everything he was doing and why it was necessary. His patience was outstanding. This nurse is a true professional with a wonderful bedside manner.” The nomination went on to praise all of the staff at Oak Hill Hospital saying that all really left an impression with her family. The thing that Robert likes most about Oak Hill Hospital is his coworkers.
Donna M. Redler, RN, BSN, CVICU
Donna began working at Oak Hill Hospital in 2006. She currently serves in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit as a staff nurse where she cares for the cardiovascular post-open heart and post/pre-cardiac catheterization patients and open heart patients. She is a former nursing supervisor at Oak Hill. She and her husband, John, live in Port Richey with Miguel, their 18 year old cat. Donna’s nomination came from the wife of a patient who praised Donna and another coworker for the level of care provided by not only Donna but all of the staff at Oak Hill. “I felt my husband was in the very best healthcare facility available. We are recent transplants from New York and didn’t know what to expect.” The nomination said that Donna truly stood out in treating her and her husband as if they were family. For her part, Donna says that what she likes most about Oak Hill Hospital is the family atmosphere and “working with the most incredible CVICU staff and doctors. I’ve worked in Massachusetts and California and in my 44 years as an RN I love my Oak Hill family.”
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 Kathy, Barbara-Jean, Robert and Donna prove that Oak Hill Hospital will continue the legacy.”