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Heart Institute Presents Heart Failure Symposium

Oak Hill Hospital’s Heart Institute Presents Heart Failure Symposium

Spring Hill, FL – Oak Hill Hospital’s Heart Institute has announced that it will conduct a “Heart Failure Symposium” as part of its Community Education series. The symposium will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 5 pm to 7 pm and is titled “Managing Your Heart Failure for a Healthier Life.” The symposium will be held at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Gold Club Drive, Brooksville, Florida, approximately 2.5 miles south of Cortez Boulevard (State Road 50) on Barclay Avenue. The symposium will be presented by a panel of Oak Hill Hospital healthcare specialists and will include:

  • Karen Dixon, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular Services
  • Paul Ernandes, Ph.D., PT, Director of Rehabilitation Services
  • Mary-Anne Flowers, RD, LD, Clinical Nutrition Manager
  • Michael Jackson, Pharm.D., MBA, Director of Pharmacy

This first time symposium will celebrate the lives of those suffering from heart failure. Also invited are others interested in learning more about the disease.

The panel of healthcare specialists includes a physician’s assistant specializing in heart conditions, a registered pharmacist, a rehabilitation expert and a nutrition expert. All four of these presenters will focus on what you can do to avoid returning to a hospital after being treated with heart failure.

Nearly four out of ten who are successfully treated at the hospital return within 30 days. It is the goal of the symposium to change that statistic.

A complimentary healthy hot meal will be served. Admission is free and seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 352-597-6333 in Hernando or 352-628-6060 in Citrus.

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