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Hospital Awarded at Victory Celebration

Spring Hill, Florida – Oak Hill Hospital was presented with two awards at the Nature Coast Heart Walk Victory Celebration on March 31, 2009.

Top Photo: Bridgitte Harmon, Vice President of Field Operations for the American Heart Association presents Oak Hill Hospital’s Director of the Cardiovascular Recovery Unit and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit with the American Heart Association’s Fit Friendly Gold Company Award. Left to right: Bridgette Harmon, Samantha Wood, and Oak Hill Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Walter Pannone.

Bottom Photo: Bridgette Harmon, Vice President of Field Operations presents 2009 Heart Walk Team co-chairs Chris Darson (Charge Nurse of the second floor) and Rich Linkul (Oak Hill Hospital Director of Marketing) with an award for being a major sponsor of the Heart Walk, while Mickey Smith looks on. Left to right: Mickey Smith, Oak Hill Hospital CEO, Chris Darson, Bridgette Harmond, Richard Linkul.

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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