Oak Hill Hospital
February 23, 2016

Spring Hill, Florida (February 16, 2016) - Oak Hill Hospital announces that two of its nursing departments have been recognized by HCA in its Unit of Distinction initiative. This year's Unit of Distinction winner is Oak Hill Hospital's second floor neuro/tele unit led by Sue Cooper, MSN, RN-BC, Director of Neuro/Tele CDU. They ranked in the top 1% of nearly 500 departments across the entire hospital system.

A Unit of Distinction honorable mention was also awarded to Oak Hill Hospital's sixth floor orthopaedic and spine unit led by Candace Sellers, RN/BC, MSN, MHA, LHRM, Director of the Surgical/Orthopaedic & Spine Institute. The unit ranked in the top 5% of the hospital system.

About the Medical/surgical Unit of Distinction Initiative

The medical-surgical Unit of Distinction represents the top performing medical-surgical departments within HCA. HCA has established a program to recognize top performing units displaying exemplary performance in leadership, clinical practice, and operations. Excellence in medical/surgical nursing recognizes that it takes a mature performing team of clinical staff demonstrating a commitment to professional development, positive patient outcomes, and adoption of efficient practices to achieve high performance results.

The Unit of Distinction award recognizes and celebrates the individual departments that are defining Excellence in Medical-Surgical Nursing. These units serve as role models for other HCA Medical-Surgical departments, serving as Units of Distinction.

Photo #1: The neuro-tele unit poses with Chief Nursing Officer Leanne Salazar, bottom right.

Photo #2: The surgical orthopaedic spine unit poses with Chief Nursing Office Leanne Salazar (left) and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Cathy Edmisten, right.

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 (262 acute care 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.

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 Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. 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.