HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (January 27, 2023) — HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Linares, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC, RRT, as director of clinical operations.
Linares has more than 28 years of healthcare experience, including 16 years in nursing leadership roles. During this time, he has served at HCA Florida Largo Hospital, HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital, HCA Florida South Tampa, HCA Florida West Tampa and HCA Florida Bayonet Hospital.
Linares began his career in respiratory care, earning an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care from St. Petersburg College, followed by an Associate of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Linares also holds a Masters in Nursing degree in Leadership and Management from the University of West Florida.
Linares is a graduate of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Hernando class of 2016 and now serves as a day facilitator for both the adult and teen Leadership Hernando programs.
PHOTO: Director of Clinical Operations Robert Linares, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC, RRT
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 County with 350 beds. The facility offers Hernando County’s only heart surgery program. Other key services include the maternity suites, neonatal intensive care, women’s imaging, cancer care, orthopedics, and spine services. HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of more than 600 physicians, 1,800 caregivers, and more than 100 volunteers. The hospital is a statutory teaching hospital training the next generation of physicians. For more information, visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com
CCRN-K™ (Adult) is a specialty certification for nurses who influence the care delivered to acutely/critically ill adult patients but do not primarily or exclusively provide direct care. It is accredited by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Nurse Executive Certification (NE-BC®) is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential is nationally recognized as the “standard of excellence” for respiratory care professionals.