Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, now offers breast magnetic resonance imaging with computer-aided detection and mammotone stereotactic breast biopsies.
The new technology enables a radiologist to quickly and accurately see abnormalities found in the breast and can biopsy the abnormalities that can only be seen with MRI.
A stereotactic breast biopsy is the most accurate, efficient and minimally invasive biopsy technique. The outpatient procedure, an alternative to an open surgical biopsy, allows patients to immediately resume normal activities.
In other news, Oak Hill has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging by the American College of Radiology.
For information, contact Richard Linkul, director of marketing, at 597-6383.
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The Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital has received accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is the first fully accredited chest pain center in Hernando and Citrus counties. It is one of nine hospitals in Florida to receive the distinction.
To earn accreditation, the center had to prove its expertise in areas such as rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients; effective treatment of patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms; having a program that promotes optimal patient care and ensuring chest pain center personnel competency and training.
The Heart Institute at Oak Hill is Hernando County's only heart institute that includes open heart surgery, the first joint commission accredited stroke center and Hernando and Citrus counties' first cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons.
In addition, Oak Hill is the first hospital in Hernando and Citrus counties to receive an additional accreditation in percutaneous coronary intervention. There are only eight other chest pain centers in the state of Florida with this additional accreditation and 127 in the nation.
Mark Guyer is the new golf maintenance superintendent for the newly renovated Arthur Hills layout at the Dunes Golf Club, 18200 Seville Clubhouse Drive, Brooksville.
Guyer, a graduate of the University of Maine, majored in horticulture science. He comes to the Dunes from Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa.
The course is expected to open June 1. For information, call 596-7888.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will present a free seminar that covers the nuts and bolts of a business start-up from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.
The free seminar, sponsored by the Land O'Lakes Branch Library, shows how to handle the paperwork and accounting needed to start a business.
Existing businesses will also find useful information about management structure and accounting. SCORE counselor Ellie Hollis will help participants understand and determine the business structure best for a business and explain the difference between ownership, a partnership, corporations and LLCs.
Reservations are recommended. For information, call the library at (813) 929-1214 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638 or go to www.score439.org.
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The Winning Edge, a chapter of Business Networking International, will meet from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Scotto's Bistro, inside the Quality Inn, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
Bring business cards and network with other area business professionals. Cost is $8, which includes a continental breakfast.
For information, contact Edmond Mintah at 684-5884.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting for Souvil Financial Services at the Spring Hill chamber office, 4044 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. For information, contact David E. Souza Jr. at 346-2930.
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The Ali Lassen's Spring Hill Professionals' Leads Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Cooker Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
Representatives from large or small area companies are invited to attend, meet members and learn how the Leads Club can help increase your business. The cost for lunch is $13, to be paid at the meeting. The restaurant will not accept personal checks. A separate membership fee is required to join the club.
The club offers members each week, the opportunity to give brief business presentations and exchange leads collected during the previous week. The club offers noncompete business classifications to avoid conflicts of interest.
For information, call Lois Bleicher at 200-4809.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly after-hours mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 86 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. May's mixer is sponsored by Coppedge & Wooster, P.A., Optometrists.
A basket will be set up to collect notes, cards and letters of support for Hernando County men and women on duty in Iraq, which will be given to the volunteers of Treat the Troops.
Food and beverages will be available. For information, contact Patty Himmelberger at 796-0697.
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Leaders by Design, a chapter of Business Networking International, will meet from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
Bring business cards and network with other professionals. Cost is $8, which includes a continental breakfast. For information, call Scott Kelczewski at 556-6038.
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The Dunes Golf Club is hosting a sneak preview of its newly renovated Arthur Hills championship golf course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday , 18200 Seville Clubhouse Drive, off U.S. 19, 10 miles north of Cortez Boulevard.
Interested golfers or parties are welcome to take the tour and receive a two-for-one golf voucher for play after the course's projected June 1 opening. There will be complimentary hot dogs and drinks, and participants will have an opportunity to compete in a closest-to-the-pin contest to win a one-year golf membership at the club.
Additionally, Steve LaFalce of 2 U Golf Instruction will provide swing video analysis for golfers. Proceeds from the contest will benefit Lea's Prayers and Postage Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides postage funding to groups who send packages to troops overseas.
For information, contact Jim Cocchi at 238-0114.
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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Accountants will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 20 at Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
The speaker will be Fred Peters, a certified public accountant and president of the Nature Coast chapter. The topic will be "Tax and Accounting Business Management".
Reservations are required. Call Susan Taylor at 796-8860 no later than May 19.
Chapter meetings are the third Tuesday of each month and are open to any accountant or tax professional in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties.
For information, call Pat Cornett at 597-3460.
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