Spring Hill, Florida (September 12, 2019) – In a continued effort to fight the looming opioid epidemic, the HCA West Florida GME Consortium/Oak Hill Hospital Anesthesiology Residency program recently hosted a “Grand Rounds” speaker, Jinping Wang, MD.
Jinping Wang, MD, a guest lecturer and highly esteemed Assistant Professor from the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, conducted a lecture entitled Looking Beyond Opioid: New Strategies for Opioid Crisis. Residents and faculty at Oak Hill Hospital attended.
Dr. Wang detailed the latest movements in perioperative strategies for treating pain in alignment with current nationwide movements to combat opioid overdose and abuse. His lecture detailed trends in nationwide marijuana use and side effects compared to those of opioids. In his lecture Dr. Wang provided examples of acute perioperative treatments that have been successfully implemented in recent years at Massachusetts General, such as innovative uses of ketamine and peripheral nerve blocks that all show potential for implementation in an acute pain service that will be established at Oak Hill Hospital in the near future through the anesthesiology resident program.
Attached photo: Jeffrey Huang, MD (left), Program Director of Oak Hill Hospital’s Anesthesiology Residency, and Dr. Wang, pose with an award of appreciation given to Dr. Wang from Oak Hill Hospital’s anesthesia program in recognition of his efforts and time spent with the staff.
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 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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