My Gynecologist, 11175 County Line Road, Spring Hill, has expanded its services and now offers three- and four-dimensional ultrasound exams with its new Mindray M7 unit.
The unit offers a combination of advanced imaging technologies and miniaturization technologies. For information, call (352) 686-8884.
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Real Estate Professionals at 2080 Brigadier Drive, Spring Hill, recently signed an agreement to represent CRE, a commercial real estate debt restructuring company with locations throughout Florida.
The company will be CRE's exclusive representative locally, offering commercial mortgage debt restructuring.
For information on mortgage modification needs, updated calculations of debt service and property values, call George Erickson at (352) 293-2685.
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Health Management Associates, the parent company of Brooksville Regional and Spring Hill Regional hospitals, has been awarded the Department of Defense Above and Beyond Award by Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
The award is given to employers that provide support to their National Guard and reserve employees while they are on military duty.
Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. Scott Hartsell, chief operating officer of Brooksville Regional Hospital, nominated HMA because of the company's support during his recent year of duty in Afghanistan.
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Hatz Off Barbershop has opened at 5240 Mariner Blvd., in the Cumberland Plaza, Spring Hill. The shop offers fades, blow-outs, faux-hawks, designs, line-ups and other styles.
Haircuts are $10 for adults, $8 for kids and $6 for seniors. Designs are extra. Braids by appointment. For information, call (352) 263-2448.
Spring Hill residents Nicole and Jeff Burrows have acquired a Window Genie franchise to serve Hernando County and surrounding areas.
Prior to moving to Spring Hill, the Burrows lived in Atlanta and Tampa. Jeff Burrows spent the past 13 years as a sales manager in the commercial food service industry; Nicole Burrows worked in office administration.
Best known for window cleaning that includes a "no streak" guarantee, Window Genie also offers other home services such as window tinting, deck and fence cleaning, concrete and brick cleaning and sealing, house washing, gutter clean-out, gutter protection, tile and grout cleaning and solar shades.
For information, call (352) 683-0093.
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Douglas Chorvat Jr., management information systems director for the Hernando County clerk of court, has earned a certified chief information officer designation through the Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University.
The certified public technology leadership program is designed to raise professional standards for government technology leaders and help them better serve within their organizations.
Chorvat is also Hernando County's technology services director through an agreement between the clerk of court and the Hernando County Commission.
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Spring Hill Regional Hospital recognized employees Kristen Ramos, Paula Akins and Jose Salgueiro for going above and beyond in serving patients, guests and other team members for the month of June.
Ramos, a registered nurse in the medical/surgical unit; Akins, in materials management, and Salgueiro, a registered respiratory therapist, received the "Getting 2 Great" award, which recognizes associates who embody the hospital's mission and exceed expectations in service excellence.
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Spring Hill Regional Hospital recently honored three associates for the second quarter of 2011.
Colleen Cilla, obstetrical care, was named Associate of the Quarter. Registered nurse Carolyn Pfaff, case management, was named Nurse of the Quarter. Kevin Love, environmental services, was named Director of the Quarter.
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Leslie Ann "L.A." Chiucchi, co-owner, director and instructor at the Brooksville Academy of the Arts, 22293 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, recently traveled to New York City to train with master jazz teacher and choreographer Frank Hatchett at the Broadway Dance Center for National Dance Day.
Hatchett's jazz dance style is a blend of strength, funk and individual interpretation, with an emphasis on style and performance.
Chiucchi can be reached at (352) 799-2614.
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Kathy Kissell and Chelsea Sammons were recently recognized by the YMCA of the Suncoast as outstanding employees for the past quarter.
Kissell was honored for hosting a community event at the Y, encouraging activities that help people grow in spirit, mind and body. It was called the Brain and Body Challenge, and drew more than 100 participants.
Sammons received recognition for her people skills. As both a lifeguard and swim instructor, Sammons interacts with members, including children and parents, on a daily basis.
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Samantha Wood, a certified critical care registered nurse at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, was recently selected to represent the east and west Florida divisions of parent company HCA on the HealthTrust Purchasing Group's cardiovascular advisory board.
Wood, vice president of cardiovascular services, will serve as a communication link to the cardiovascular directors of 29 facilities in east and west Florida. She will also assist in providing clinical input for equipment, technology and product selection for the HealthTrust Purchasing Group.
Board members serve three-year terms. Wood's term began Aug. 1. For information, call (352) 597-6383.
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Suzi Hosfeld, owner of Envy Models and Talent and state director of the Miss Florida U.S. International and Miss Teen Florida-World Scholarship Pageants, was recently presented the Carolee Munger Director of the Year award, the highest award a franchise owner can achieve from the Teen-World pageant organization.
The award is presented to the director who not only inspires young women to achieve more and whose contestants achieve top awards, but who also is dedicated to the education, direction and motivation of young women.
Hosfeld is director and president of International Pageant Productions, a nonprofit organization based in Weeki Wachee. She was presented the award at the national competition of Miss Teen United States-World and Junior Miss United States-World on July 1.
Publix in the Hernando West Plaza, 1400 Pinehurst Ave., Spring Hill, is offering a back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
The event, for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, will offer activities in each department, prizes and a raffle.
For information, call Lisa or Kaitlin at (352) 683-6040.
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Jazzercise will host an open house Monday for new customers. Free classes will be offered at 5:20 and 6:30 p.m. at 1287 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, and at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at 422 S Broad St., Brooksville.
The offer is for those looking to lose weight and get fit while having fun. People attending are asked to come dressed to exercise.
Call Becky at (352) 442-8595 or Tracie at (352) 796-4796.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon cuttings during the coming week:
• Villas of Shady Oaks, 17 Shady Oaks Villa Circle, Brooksville, noon Tuesday. Call Taffy Sloan, (352) 544-0080.
• Universal Ground Services, 4002 S Broad St., Brooksville, noon Thursday. Call Harry Williams, (352) 799-2929.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at USF will offer a seminar, "Starting Your Business," from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, certified business analyst. Participants will learn which licenses they need, how to market a business and why a business plan is necessary.
The cost is $25 per person. For information or to register, call (352) 796-0697.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its August membership breakfast meeting Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Networking and a business card exchange will begin at 7:15 a.m.; the program begins at 7:45 a.m.
This month's sponsor is United Way of Hernando County. Dave Andreychuk, vice president of Fans of Tampa Bay Lightning, will speak about "Impacting Your Community."
The cost is $12 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Call Carla Hayes at (352) 796-0697.
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Get Healthy-Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 Broad St., Brooksville, will offer a free health lecture from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The lecture, "Maintain H.O.P.E. in a Toxic World," will be presented by Tracy Hutchinson. The H.O.P.E. solution stands for high fiber, omega oils, probiotics and enzymes.
Participants will learn how poor digestion and a toxic body can affect their health and weight, and how simple diet and lifestyle changes can improve a sluggish digestive system. This makes it much easier to maintain a healthy weight.
Free door prizes and samples will be offered. To RSVP, call (352) 796-9798.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the Chick-fil-A Leadercast Summer Friday "Lunch & Learns," with Lori Bainum, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. This is a free workshop.
Participants should bring their own lunch and a note pad. Topics include: "What Makes a Leader?" "Do You Have What It Takes?" "My Life List — Things That Are Important to Me" and "The Three Questions Followers ask Leaders."
For information or to RSVP, contact Carla Hayes at (352) 796-0697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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