Brooksville, FL (December 21, 2021) — Oak Hill Hospital’s Volunteer Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has relaunched its teen volunteer program.
Teens, age 16 and up, can volunteer to assist in specific areas of the hospital and complete projects such as volunteering at events, building patient information packets, and more.
Students are exposed to different healthcare careers and opportunities, in addition to earning the volunteer hours needed for certain scholarships. The Volunteer Association itself raises funds for scholarships through its gift shop and provides them to high school seniors planning to enter the medical field. The teen volunteer program is led by Lois Yencha, a former high school vice principal from Pennsylvania.
“The most important part of the teen volunteer program is that they bring joy to all those they come in contact with,” Lois said. “We wear bright yellow shirts to spread that cheer, and these teens really help alleviate those tasks that would otherwise be done by a caregiver, which gives them more time for their patients.”
Students interested in volunteering should call the volunteer office at 352-597-3038. Applications are also available at the North Tower Information Desk.
PHOTO ATTACHED: Lois Yencha, a former high school vice principal from Pennsylvania and chair of the Teen Volunteer Program at Oak Hill Hospital, poses with Shonya Hines, Assistant Administrator.
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984 and is the largest private employer and largest hospital in Hernando and Citrus Counties with 350 beds. 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 more than 600 physicians, 1,800 associates, and over 100 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 and offers Level II NICU services. 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 emergency department, 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 Communications and Community Engagement, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.