Spring Hill, Florida (July 17, 2017) –Oak Hill Hospital proudly announces that it has recently been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for a three year GME residency program in family medicine. The program is accredited for up to eight residents per year for a total of 24 additional residents training in Hernando County.
The Family Medicine Residency Program provides an educational experience that prepares residents to become competent family physicians capable of providing comprehensive and coordinated care to patients and families. The program’s educational experiences emphasize the competencies and skills needed to practice high quality family medicine within the community, utilizing a patient-centered medical home model.
“Our goal is to develop a high-quality resident-focused family medicine program,” said Michael King, MD, MPH, FAAFP (Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians), Program Director for the Oak Hill Hospital Family Medicine residency.
Oak Hill Hospital received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for an internal medicine residency program in October 2013 and a transitional year residency program in 2016. The AOA’s approval of the family medicine program brings the total number of possible residents on campus to 79. According to the Florida Department of Health there is a critical statewide need for physicians and the expansion of GME programs such as those at Oak Hill Hospital help to alleviate the shortages. The program also benefits local communities with studies showing that many physicians practice where they complete their residency.
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital with approval to train 45 medical residents in the hospital’s internal medicine residency program as well as 10 residents in the one year Transitional Year program, and 24 residents in the family medicine residency program.
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 new Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in June of 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a graduate medical education program, a hospitalist program, 24/7 intensivists as well as 24/7 on site radiologists. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
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.