Spring Hill, Florida (August 17, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital is pleased to announce its inaugural class of anesthesiology residents. Recently, Beginning July 2018, Oak Hill Hospital received institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to increase its Graduate Education (GME) programs from three to six. Oak Hill Hospital previously offered GME programs in internal medicine, family medicine, and transitional year. The hospital is now authorized to expand with additional programs for general surgery, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine.
The anesthesiology program has been authorized for 18 residents starting with six residents in the first year of the three-year program. The program’s director is Dean F. Connors, MD, PhD, MS, FASA (Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists). Dr. Connors is also Program Director for the GME Transitional Year Program.
The inaugural class of Anesthesia Residents includes:
- Luis Aranguren, MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
- Kaitlyn (Kate) Brunet, MD, Trinity School of Medicine Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Daniel Eskander, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health
- Benjamin Segil, DO, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Hossein “Shane” Solimany, MD, Ross University School of Medicine
- Patrick Ward, DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical statewide need for physicians and the expansion of the Graduate Medical Education programs at Oak Hill Hospital will help to alleviate the shortages. This program is expected to benefit the residents of the local community, since many physicians ultimately will practice where they complete their residency training.
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984, is the area’s largest private employer with 280 beds, and is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties. The Facility offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including an arrhythmia center and open-heart surgery. Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of over 500 physicians, 1,300 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers.
Oak Hill Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital with approval to train 65 residents in the internal medicine program, 24 residents in the family medicine program, 18 residents in the general surgery program integrated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 18 residents in the emergency medicine program, 18 residents in the anesthesiology program, and 10 residents in the transitional year program.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. In addition to the Graduate Medical Education Program, Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a 24/7 Critical Care Medicine Program staffed by Intensivists, and a Pediatric ER. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
The Hospital is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL; 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 County call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.