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Jazzercise Spring Hill Fitness Center has announced that it will offer yoga classes beginning Wednesday 1 at its new facility, 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd.

For information, contact Becky Mooneyham at (352) 442-8595.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville, through its foundation, and the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill will recognize Hernando County graduating students at the 38th annual Student Recognition Banquet at 6 p.m. April 26 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.

Sponsorships opportunities are available, and the chamber will be awarding several scholarships with funds generated from sponsorship contributions.

Gold Table sponsorships are $750 and include recognition in the event program, the chamber newsletter and on the sponsor board; sponsorship of two students and guests; four tickets to the event, and recognition as a scholarship fund contributor.

Silver Table sponsorships are $500 and include recognition in event program, the chamber newsletter and on the sponsor board; sponsorship of two students and guests, and four tickets to event.

Individual Student sponsors are $250 and include recognition in event program, sponsorship of one student and guests and two tickets to the event.

Individual Supporter sponsors are $100. Checks should be made payable to the Chamber Education and Training Association. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.

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Who's news

Registered nurse Ralph Taylor was recently appointed assistant chief nursing officer at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Taylor comes to the hospital from another HCA facility, Englewood Hospital, where he was director of surgical services. His prior experience has been in surgery, the intensive care unit and supervision.

Taylor holds a master's degree in nursing with a concentration in leadership and management, and will receive a master's degree in health care administration in May.

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Dr. David McGrew, HPH Hospice Spring Hill medical director, was recently appointed to serve on the organizing board for national hospice medical director certification.

The board, in conjunction with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, will work to raise the standard of care provided by hospice medical directors nationally.

McGrew, who has been with Hospice for more than 25 years, is a founding member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is past president of the Florida chapter. Since 2000, he has been president of Hospice and Palliative Physician Services, a physician group providing home care to hospice and palliative medicine patients in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

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Danielle Gonzales was recently appointed supply chain director for Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Gonzales comes to the hospital from HCA's Largo/Indian Rocks campus, where she was supply chain coordinator. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Old Dominion University.

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Oak Hill Hospital has announced recent appointments to its quality and risk-management team.

Joining registered nurse Leanne D. Salazar, vice president of quality and risk management, are Marie Richard, Liz Jennings and Chriss Lavigne.

Richard, a registered nurse, was promoted to the quality team after serving as a case manager in the intensive care unit of the hospital. She is an experienced critical-care nurse.

Jennings, a registered nurse, was promoted to the quality team after serving as a computerized physician order entry educator to physicians and nurses. She has been employed at the hospital for 20 years, specializing in post-anesthesia care.

Lavigne, a patient experience coordinator, joined the hospital team from an HCA facility in Fort Walton Beach. She holds a bachelor's degree in social science from the University of Maryland.

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Nancy Quintero recently opened Q's Fiesta Place at 4030 Andy Pella Drive, Spring Hill.

The party store offers typical party items, as well as custom-made pinatas, which are made by her mother, Maria Maldonado. Also helping out at the store is Fernando Quintero, Nancy's husband.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call (352) 835-7999.

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Events

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled two ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:

- Adams Homes, 14120 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, noon Tuesday. Call Tammi Rief, (352) 592-7513.

- Local Ad Face, at the Boston Cooker Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call Jeff Marsh, (727) 967-2402.

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BNI Winning Edge will meet from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Regency Oaks clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Networking Group will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Arc Nature Coast, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Phil Undestad, (352) 796-1451.

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Nature Coast Business Professionals, a nonexclusive networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

The goal of the group is to develop long-term relationships with business professionals. There are no membership fees.

Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317 or visit naturecoastbusinessprofessionals.com.

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Brooksville Regional and Spring Hill Regional hospitals' Women's Advisory Council will host a "Go Red for Women and Heart Disease" fashion show at 6 p.m. Friday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The runway fashion show will be presented by La Boutique of Spring Hill. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Those attending are invited to show support by wearing red. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Crescent Community Clinic.

Tickets are $30 and are available at La Boutique, 4123 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill and at Westover's Flowers & Gifts, 510 E Liberty St., Brooksville. For information, call (352) 688-2560 or (352) 754-3230.

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Just Relax Massage and Spa, at 3190 Aerial Way in the Suncoast Crossing shopping center, south of Brooksville, will have a grand opening from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4.

Complimentary 10-minute chair massages, refreshments and champagne will be available. Those attending may enter for a chance to win a free 60-minute Swedish relaxation massage.

For information, call (352) 345-4897.

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Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville, announced that it now offers another form of robotic surgery.

To introduce the new technology, there will be an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the hospital's outpatient lobby. The event is free and open to the public.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet physicians and receive a demonstration of the MAKO robotic surgical arm.

For information, call Robin Schneider, director of marketing, at (352) 797-4645.

If you have business 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 email items to jhayes@tampabay.com or fax them to (352) 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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