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Hospitals of Hernando/Pasco Market of the HCA West Florida Division Receive the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Company Gold Award

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October 15, 2008

New Port Richey-Hudson and Spring Hill, Florida (October 15, 2008) – The Hospitals which make up the Hernando/Pasco market of the HCA West Florida Division recently had the distinction of all being recipients of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Company - Gold Award. Community Hospital, the future Medical Center of Trinity, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point were all recognized as Start! Fit-Friendly Companies.

Start! Fit-Friendly Companies recognition program award is given by the American Heart Association Start! Movement. It is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America. It recognizes companies that demonstrate progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.

Community Hospital, the future Medical Center of Trinity, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point have been recognized at the Gold Level, which means that:

  • They offer employees physical activity support at the worksite
  • They have increased the number of healthy eating options available to employees
  • They promote a wellness culture at the worksite
  • They embrace at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture

The upcoming edition (October 27) of Forbes Magazine will publish the list of all Fit-Friendly Companies nationwide.

About Community Hospital:
Community Hospital is located in New Port Richey, FL. A leading acute care center and known for specialties including a dedicated Cancer Program recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, an all private room Women’s Center for Gynecology and Urology Services, and an all private room Spine and Joint Care Center, Community Hospital is Joint Commission Accredited, and a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center. Community Hospital offers the only da Vinci Robotic System in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus County.

Over 400 physicians, 1000 employees and 200 volunteers comprise our healthcare delivery team.

Construction has begun on the Medical Center of Trinity, a 236 bed, state-of-the-art, private room facility at the corner of SR 54 and Little Road in Trinity to replace Community Hospital in late 2010.

For more information, visit our website at www.communityhospitalnpr.com.

About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus County (204 acute care beds) and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive heart program including open heart surgery.

Oak Hill has achieved distinction as the:

  • First and only Chest Pain Center in Hernando and Citrus County accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
  • First primary stroke center to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission in Citrus and Hernando County.
  • First hospital in the area to be recognized as an accredited cancer institute.

It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50.

About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point:
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is a 290-bed acute care facility located in Hudson, FL. Home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute, over 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers comprise their integrated healthcare delivery team. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been designated a 100 Top Hospital seven years by Solucient, and has been named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery. It is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, JCAHO Accredited Stroke Center and Accredited Cancer Program.

For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com.

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