Brooksville, Florida (February 18, 2021) — Oak Hill Hospital announces the appointment of Emelda Forrester, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, as Director of Medical-Surgical Nursing Units. Ms. Forrester is board certified in Medical-Surgical Nursing, which requires additional training and a certification exam. She is also a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Ms. Forrester comes to Oak Hill Hospital from Mount Sinai Brooklyn, New York where she served as Director of Patient Care Services of a 212 bed hospital. She began her career as a bedside nurse and was promoted to different leadership roles, including charge nurse and nurse manager.
Ms. Forrester is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. During her career, she was received the following awards: LIJ – Rising Star Award for Excellence in Patient Experience Scores; Service Excellence; and Service Guild Award.
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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 350 beds, and is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties. The hospital recently underwent a $38.5M expansion project which added 70 private rooms. 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, 1,500 associates, and over 150 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 with Neonatal Intensive Care Services offers advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting and 10-private NICU rooms. 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.
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, Director of Public Relations & Communications, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.