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New chief operating officer promoted at Bayonet Point Medical Center

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new executive joins bayonet point hospital

Beemal Shah has been promoted to chief operating officer for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He replaces Leigh Massengill, who was tapped last year to be the new chief executive officer at Community Hospital in New Port Richey, also with HCA. Shah, 27, has been serving in a similar capacity at HCA's South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center since 2009. Shah's educational background includes earning a master's degree in health administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Shah's other experience includes serving as an associate administrator at Henrico Doctor's Hospital in Richmond, Va., and administrative resident at the HCA's capital division office in Richmond. He also has worked as a management engineer and a planning analyst in the health care industry. Shah is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

PORT RICHEY

Billboard is new high in con game

In the past, con artists have called victims on the phone, pretending to be relatives in need of money. They've searched for prey online; sending e-mails, setting up phony advertisements. But a group of criminals recently tried something new here: They took out a billboard on U.S. 19. "Just to see scams go to that level — we haven't seen that in Pasco County," said Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office. The billboard was on the west side of U.S. 19 between Walmart and Gulf View Square mall. It offered free teacup Yorkshire terriers. The company claimed to be in Scotland and asked for $340 in shipping costs for two puppies — dogs the victims would never receive, authorities said. Doll said the scam was actually coming from Africa. A tipster contacted the Sheriff's Office this month, alerting them to the billboard. Doll said the agency contacted the billboard company, which took down the ad. It turned out the ad was paid for with a stolen credit card from South Carolina, Doll said. He said the agency does not know of any victims and there have been no arrests. But he urged any possible victims to call the Sheriff's Office economic crimes unit at (727) 844-7724.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Lighthouse invites clients for picnic

The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind will hold a barbecue picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd. The event will celebrate the achievements of all former and current clients of the Lighthouse, which teaches independent living skills and offers vocational training to the visually impaired of all ages. Please RSVP by Monday by calling the Lighthouse at (727) 815-0303.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Tampa Bay.

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