The contribution will benefit the YMCA of the Suncoast – Hernando County’s water safety program for kids.
Brooksville, FL (March 24, 2022) — HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital proudly announces a $5,000 contribution was made to the YMCA of the Suncoast – Hernando County. The contribution will benefit the water safety program, which teaches children in Hernando County lifesaving water skills.
“The Y steps up as an aquatic safety partner by providing water safety lessons for every kindergarten student in Hernando County, as well as some preschools and school age children up to the age of 12,” said Amber Slusser, Executive Director of the YMCA of the Suncoast – Hernando County. “With the support of HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital, we be able to impact, and hopefully save, more lives.”
According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, 97 children succumbed to drowning in 2021, five of which occurred in Hernando County.
“We are humbled to be able to honor those children and their families who were gone too soon due to drowning,” said David P. Slovut, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital. “It is never easy for our caregivers to manage through the loss of a patient, especially the loss of a child, and this contribution to the Hernando County YMCA’s water safety program will help us in remembering those families and hopefully provide future children additional water safety skills.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Amber Slusser, Executive Director of the YMCA of the Suncoast’s Hernando County Branch, with HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s Senior Leadership Team. Left to right: Mickey Smith, CEO; Austin Brown, Vice President of Operations; Holly Weber-Johnson, CNO; Camille Henry, Assistant Chief Financial Officer; Lacey Rains, Vice President of Quality; Chris Green, CFO; Jeremy Gallman, COO; Shonya Hines, Assistant Administrator
About HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital:
HCA Florida 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 dedicated pediatric emergency room and pediatric inpatient unit. HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of more than 600 physicians, 1,800 associates, and over 100 volunteers. For more information, visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com
About YMCA of the Suncoast – Hernando County
As the leading non-profit committed to strengthening community, the YMCA of the Suncoast is a cause-driven charitable organization that stands for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our communities may change, but the YMCA Mission has not. We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.