Oak Hill Hospital
August 23, 2016

Oak Hill Hospital Chief Residents pose for a photo. Left to right: Pranavkumar Patel, MD, Mohamad Eid, MD (seated), and Eric Sladek, MD.

Spring Hill, Florida (August 23, 2016) – Oak Hill Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program recently held a new resident welcome and end of the year reception at the Silverthorn Country Club. At that time the following awards and recognitions were announced:

  • Intern of the Year - Chirag Patel, MD – award chosen by senior residents
  • Teaching Resident of the Year - Eric Sladek, MD – recognition chosen by interns
  • Teaching Faculty of the Year – Dr. Salman Muddassir (Internal Medicine Program Director) – chosen by all residents

In addition the chief residents for the 2016-2017 academic year were chosen by the clinical competency committee. This year’s leadership includes:

  • Scheduling Chief – Eric Sladek, MD
  • In-Patient Chief – Mohamad Eid, MD
  • Out-Patient Chief – Pranavkumar Patel, MD

At the ceremony it was also announced that Oak Hill Hospital had been fortunate to increase its resident class to 15 (five more than each of the previous two years). Oak Hill Hospital’s internal medicine physician residents now total 35 residents whose families are living and working locally in the area.

The Graduate Medical Education Program in internal medicine is under the medical direction of Salman Muddassir, MD. The residents train in the hospital on general medicine teams and specialty services including the Emergency Room.

According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical state-wide need for physicians. The expansion of the Graduate Medical Education Program such as Oak Hill’s can help alleviate this shortage. This program benefits the local community. Studies show that many physicians practice where they have completed their residencies.

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About Oak Hill Hospital:

Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties (280 beds), is the area’s largest private employer, and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Over 300 physicians, 1,200 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team.

The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in 2016, offering labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting.

It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or by email. In Citrus call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or like us on Facebook. Oak Hill Hospital has demonstrated its healthcare leadership by achieving distinction on many levels. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.