Spring Hill, Florida (August 21, 2017) – Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that it held its first commencement ceremony for its Graduate Medical Education program (GME) in internal medicine. Oak Hill Hospital’s third year residents said farewell on June 30 and a new class began on July 1.
Opening remarks were given by Fred Schiavone, MD, WFD, Vice President and DIO for Graduate Medical Education. Welcome was delivered by Mickey Smith, CEO, and Edward Nast, CMO. The awards for Best Teaching Resident and Best Teaching Faculty were presented by Eric Sladek, MD, one of three Chief Residents. Salman Muddassir, MD, and Nikolay Mitzov, MD, presented the Resident of the Year award. All 10 graduates who began in 2014 were honored with graduationcertificates presented by Dr. Salman Muddassir.
Three of the graduating physicians will remain at Oak Hill Hospital and an additional six will be practicing within sixty miles of Oak Hill Hospital.
“The fact that we have been able to retain nine out of the 10 residents in the state of Florida proves the success of our program in attracting and retaining highly qualified medical practitioners in the Tampa Bay area,” said Salman Muddassir, MD, the program’s director.
Attached photo: The graduating class of Oak Hill Hospital pose for a graduation photo.
Back row, left to right: Pranavkumar Patel, MD; Miguel Davila, MD; Marc Armstrong, MD; Ali Vaziri, MD; Eric Sladek, MD; Mohamad Eid, MD
Front row, left to right: Cathlen Delva, MD; Soniya Patel, MD; Megha Oberoi, MD; Sana Kaleem, MD
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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.