CHAPTERS HEALTH ACCREDITATION: Chapters Health System affiliates recently received accreditation from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. HPH Hospice was awarded its first accreditation, while LifePath Hospice and Good Shepherd Hospice were reaccredited for the eighth straight year.
Established in 1985, the institute makes health care providers aware of the many unique needs of terminally ill patients of the Jewish faith.
Founded in 1983, the nonprofit Chapters Health System provides choices, education and guidance for those affected by advancing age or advancing illness through its managed affiliates: Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice, LifePath Hospice and Chapters Health Palliative Care, located in Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties.
GME PROGRAM DIRECTORS APPOINTED: Due to the success of its graduate medical education program in internal medicine, Oak Hill Hospital has expanded the program to include anesthesia and family practice and has two new program directors.
Dr. Dean F. Connors was appointed program director for the hospital's residency in the specialty of anesthesiology, and Dr. Michael King was appointed program director of the program in family medicine.
DOCTOR APPOINTED TO MEDICAL AND SURGICAL STAFF: Dr. Steven G. Ortiz was recently appointed to Oak Hill Hospital's medical and surgical staff.
Ortiz is a member of the West Coast Musculoskeletal Institute, 14555 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, and 8371 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. For information, call (844) 926-4678.
RESIDENTS RECOGNIZED: Oak Hill Hospital residents were recently recognized by the Southern Medical Association during the abstract competition held at the association's annual Scientific Assembly in Destin.
The event is a meeting of young scientists and physicians who present their research work either orally or via a poster. Oak Hill's residents presented eight posters and one oral presentation. Four of the eight residents who presented were recognized with awards:
Dr. Cathlen S. Delva received a third-place award for Best Oral Presentation, Dr. Eric H. Sladek received first place for Best Poster Presentation, and Drs. Soniya Patel and Miguel Davila tied for second place for Best Poster Presentation.
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