HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION: The Chest Pain Center at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill recently received full accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
SCORE MARKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: SCORE was founded in October 1964 to provide experienced and qualified volunteers, free counseling and other technical and managerial guidance. SCORE has also provided training to existing and prospective small businesses and nonprofit groups.
The Pasco-Hernando Chapter of SCORE, established in 1979, annually conducts more than 2,500 free and confidential individual mentoring sessions, and also provides more than 50 free training and educational seminars for small business owners.
A tribute from state Sen. Garrett Richter recently was presented to SCORE in celebration of its 50th anniversary. For information, visit pascohernando.score.org.
DOCTOR IS FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Marc Polecritti, a board-certified plastic surgeon with the Julian Plastic Surgery Cosmetic Laser Center, 10429 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, was the featured speaker at the recent annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons in Boston.
Polecritti's topic was flap repair on complex pilonidal cysts.
LOCAL DOCTOR LECTURES ON BONE GRAFTING: Dr. Michael A. Pikos, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, recently lectured on bone grafting along with 11 other clinicians at the first Pikos Institute: Bone Symposium 2014 in Orlando.
Pikos' offices are at 4372 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 2711 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor; and 8845 Hawbuck St., Trinity.
DOCTOR GRANTED FELLOWSHIP: Dr. Nicholas Strobbe of the Gulf Coast Medical Center, who is board certified in internal medicine, was recently granted fellowship by the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
As a fellow, Dr. Strobbe now maintains the honor of FACOI. Gulf Coast Medical Center has two locations: Spring Hill and Port Richey. For information, visit gcmc1.com.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:
• Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Westside Government Center, 7415 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Wednesday. Call Jenine Wimer, (352) 540-6208.
• Acupuncture Plus, 4021 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Thursdsay. Call Dr. Susan Phillips, (352) 683-9499.
EDUCATING ENTREPRENEURS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting an ongoing series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:
• "Focused Selling Skills," 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
• "Using the Internet in Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
To register, visit score439.org and click on the "Local Workshops" tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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