Spring Hill, Florida (July 19, 2019) – Oak Hill Hospital proudly announces the appointment of Victoria J. Varela, MHA, as the hospital’s Administrative Director of its Graduate Medical Education Program. Ms. Varela comes to Oak Hill Hospital from Chicago where she served as Associate Executive Director for three review committees at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In making the announcement, Edward Nast, MD, Chief Medical Officer, stated, “Vicky brings significant Graduate Medical Education experience to Oak Hill. Since 2014 she has worked in three roles at the ACGME including Educational Project Associate, Senior Accreditation Administrator, and most recently the Associate Executive Director for Anesthesiology, Radiation and Oncology, and Transitional Year Review committees.”
Dr. Nast shared that prior to her service with the ACGME, Ms. Varela worked as Division Program Administrator at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she served as Residency Administrator for the Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine programs.
Ms. Varela holds an MHA (Master of Health Administration) from Pennsylvania State University with a focus on health policy administration. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with a focus on health administration.
Ms. Varela is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE), and the Pennsylvania State University Master of Health Administration (Alumni Mentor).
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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 hospital is currently undergoing a $38.5M expansion project which will add 70 private rooms to its North Tower by Spring 2020, bringing the total bed capacity to 350. 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 600 physicians, 1,486 associates, and over 265 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, 6 residents in the Podiatry program, 10 residents in the Transitional Year program, and two residents in the Geriatric Fellowship program.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital offers 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, a Pediatric ER, and a dedicated Pediatric Inpatient Unit. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
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