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Business digest: Brooksville Regional offers Saturday hours for tests, lab work


Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, is now offering Saturday hours, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for diagnostic examinations and lab work. Advanced testing includes X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, echocardiograms, mammograms and all lab tests. To schedule an appointment, call the hospital's One Call Scheduling number, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at 796-5474.

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Anna Kamphaus has retired from Economy Insurance Mart, 11211 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, after 15 years of service. Her last day was Friday.

"Anna has been one of those special employees who is very devoted to her clients," said John Reddin Sr., president. She plans to travel with her husband, Leo.

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Dr. Brian O'Sullivan recently celebrated 20 years in Hernando County. Family, friends and his staff gave him a surprise anniversary celebration at VFW Post 10209 in Spring Hill. More than 150 attended.

O'Sullivan came to Hernando County after serving in the Navy. He remained in the Naval Reserve and recently retired as a full captain. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his degree in dentistry from Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry.

He completed his general practice residency at Oakland Naval Hospital in 1980, and later completed his two-year prosthodonic residency at the Naval Dental School, Bethesda, Md. He retired as a captain in the dental corps in the Naval Reserve with 23 years of service.

O'Sullivan's office is at 3429 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. He can be reached at 666-9898.

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Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, has announced its "stars" — associates of the month — for April. Each month, an associate representing each of the hospital's three areas of service — nursing, ancillary and support — is chosen in a process that involves nominations and voting by the staff.

This month's stars are Jan Marino, Bob Jimolka and Lanna Bartz.

Marino, a registered respiratory therapist, joined the respiratory therapy department in 1998. She lives in Brooksville. She has two daughters and five grandchildren.

Jimolka, a registered pharmacist, has been a pharmacist in the HCA system since 1982. He began his HCA career at Largo Medical Center. In 1983 he moved to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He came to Oak Hill Hospital in June 2003.

Bartz, a registered nurse, joined Oak Hill's third floor in June 2007. She has two daughters and one son. They live in Brooksville.


The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon cuttings this week:

•Arriviste Title Group, 443 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. today. Call Leslie K. Exterkamp at 684-7700.

Huntington Learning Center, 11216 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. Friday. Call Lawrence Stellato Jr. at 666-2442.

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Spring Hill Natural Foods will host the first part of its "Get Hernando Healthy — Weight Loss for Life" seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. today at 11079 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Part 1, "The Most Important Aspects of Weight Loss," will be given by Samantha Taylor, a personal trainer and nutrition expert. The seminar is sponsored by Progress Personal Training. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 584-1192.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will offer a free workshop on effective and comprehensive business plans from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. The workshop, sponsored by the Hudson Regional Library, will provide an ongoing manual to guide a company's daily operations. Bill Brydia, SCORE counselor, will cover the basics of writing a plan. The two-hour seminar is free. For reservations or information, call the library at (727) 861-3040 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2008 Hernando County Business to Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

The event is open to the public. Call the chamber at 796-0697 or Valerie Pianta of the Hernando County Office of Business Development at 540-6400.

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The $50 Investment Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Edward Jones office, 3296 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. New members are welcome. Call Ross or Wynn Keith at 596-2649.

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Wal-Mart Vision Center, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville, will have its semiannual Speaking of Women's Health event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants will include Candlelight Fitness, Brooksville Regional Hospital, Brooksville Health and Human Services, Family Chiropractic and New Hope Cancer Treatment Center, as well as many national vendors of food and health products. Call Cheri Fowler at 796-6366.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will offer a free seminar for small businesses, "How to Successfully Obtain a Business Loan," from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. The seminar for existing and newly forming businesses is sponsored by the New River Branch Library. Veteran SCORE counselors Hap Fairman and Howard Smith will cover how business and SBA loans are obtained, the terms and conditions of business loans and the importance of credit reports and scores, and how to determine the best bank for your needs. For reservations or information, call the library at (813) 788-6375 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

If you have announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also e-mail items to or fax them to 754-6133. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

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