Spring Hill, Florida (October 26, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital is pleased to announce its participation in the HCA Leadership Institute’s industry-leading Director Development Program (DDP) with the appointment of Melissa Pomeroy Rickheeram as Associate Director of the Emergency Room. Melissa will be under the direct executive oversight of Kim Loucks, Director of the ER, who has graciously agreed to precept the developing leader over the next 7-10 months as she demonstrates leadership skills through hands-on application and assignments.
Melissa comes to Oak Hill Hospital from Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point where she was Manager of Emergency Services for a 32 bed ED Level 2 Trauma Center. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Pasco Hernando State College, a BSN from Western Governs University, and a Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems from the University of South Florida. She is presently enrolled in WGU’s MSN Leadership Program. She holds certifications as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Emergency Nurse Association’s Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC), Trauma Nursing Corp Course (TNCC), and Crisis Prevention Institute training.
Melissa lives in Spring Hill with her husband and their children.
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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 residency 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 Katie Stacy, Interim Marketing Director, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.