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Third Annual Heart Failure Symposium

Oak Hill Hospital January 16, 2013

Spring Hill, FLThe Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital announces that it will conduct its Third Annual Heart Failure Symposium on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 5 – 7 pm at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill, Florida 34606. This year's program is titled “Living with Heart Failure.”

The symposium will be presented by a panel of Oak Hill Hospital healthcare specialists and will include:

photo of Mowaffak Atfeh, MD

Mowaffak Atfeh, MD, board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and internal medicine

photo of Frank Guardiani

Frank Guardiani, Sr., BA, CCT (Certified Cardiographic Technician), RCIS (Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist) – Director of Cardiology Services

photo of Leanne D. Salazar, RN

Leanne D. Salazar, RN, FNP-BC (Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified), MSN, MBA, LHRM (Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager), CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) – Vice President of Quality and Risk Management

photo of Mary-Anne Flowers, RD

Mary-Anne Flowers, RD, LD – Clinical Nutrition Manager for OHH

This wellness symposium will celebrate National Heart Failure Awareness Week and the lives of those suffering from heart failure. Also invited to this third annual event are others interested in learning more about this disease.

The panel of healthcare specialists includes an interventional cardiologist, a cardiac imaging expert, a registered dietitian, and a Vice President of Quality and Risk Management. They will focus on defining the disease, identifying the diagnostic procedures, tests and treatments, diet and nutrition and how to avoid readmissions. Nearly four out of ten who are successfully treated at the hospital return within 30 days. The goal of this symposium is to change that statistic!

The public is invited to arrive early and visit local home health agencies that will have displays set up with valuable information.

A complimentary 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 or register online.

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