Oak Hill Hospital
April 25, 2017

Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that its GME residents recently presented a poster about how they handled the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point disaster. They submitted presentations to the American College of Physicians committee and were chosen to present at their recent internal medicine meeting, ultimately earning second place.


About the Bayonet Point Disaster

Not long ago an electrical fire at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point caused all patients to be evacuated from the hospital. The fire, which started in the generator room, was extinguished in the first 10 minutes of the crews being on the scene, but emergency and back-up power had to be cut to the buildings. Fifteen percent of power had been restored to some of the hospital, but evacuations continued for some time. Ambulances came from throughout central Florida and Oak Hill Hospital responded by accepting a large number of the almost 300 patients that were under the hospital’s care. Intensive care patients and critical patients were prioritized for evacuation and there were no reports of additional injuries to patients or crews during the incident.

About the Poster Division Finals

  • Criteria: Judges were asked to consider the following criteria when grading poster in the poster division finals of the Associates Clinical Vignette Competition.
  • Originality: How original is the concept presented in this poster? Or, how original is the new approach to an old problem?
  • Significance: How significant are the poster's conclusions in increasing understanding of a disease process, or in improving the diagnosis or treatment of a disease state?
  • Presentation: How logical are the ideas presented in this poster? How interesting is the manner of presentation? How clearly written and free of significant grammatical problems is its abstract?
  • Methods: If applicable, how suitable is the research design for the stated objectives, and how appropriate are any statistical techniques applied?
  • Visual Impact: How effective is this poster visually? How valuable is each figure and graph in furthering viewers' understanding of the research subject?
  • Interview: How knowledgeable and conversant is the presenting author with the research presented in the poster?

Attached photo: Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education residents who received recognition for their poster presentation pose for a photo. Left to right: Chirag Patel, MD, PGY-2; Monicka Felix, MD, PGY-2; Arushi Goel, MD, PGY-2; Pranavkumar Patel, MD, PGY-3; and Adam Alperstein, MD, PGY-2, presented the poster.