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Oak Hill Hospital Site-Host for Special Olympics Celebration of Athletes

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on November 11, 2018

Oak Hill Hospital announces that it is the site-host for the Special Olympics of Hernando County’s Celebration of Athletes on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10 am to noon. The celebration will be held at the Oak Hill Hospital Graduate Medical Education Center, 11307 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34613.

The celebration honors the memory of Mark Swiconek. Mark was a long time Special Olympics athlete and leader whose life was devoted to serving. He was employed at Oak Hill Hospital and he was an active member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church and Toastmasters International.

The celebration will include:

  • Athlete procession with Knights of Columbus from St. Theresa Catholic Church
  • Volunteer recognition honoring outstanding volunteers and coaches
  • Athlete information and volunteer opportunities

Those who attend will have an opportunity to learn about the program and how to get involved.

Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by Special Olympics Florida – Hernando County Athlete Input Council. For additional information or to RSVP, please call 478-731-0680.

The celebration honors the memory of Mark Swiconek.

Above photo:  Mark Swiconek

Special Olympics Florida – Hernando County wishes to extend a warm and heartfelt thanks to all sponsors, athletes, families and volunteers. Your kindness and generosity enable children and adults with intellectual disabilities to experience the joy and empowerment of participating in the year-round sports training and competition. Your contribution helps change society’s perceptions and treatment of people with intellectual disabilities and helps to create a better world for all of us.

Visit the Oak Hill Hospital Newsroom for recent releases: www.OakHillHospital.com/About/Newsroom/

About Oak Hill Hospital:

Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984, is the area’s largest private employer with 280 beds, and is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties. The facility offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including an arrhythmia center and open-heart surgery. Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of over 500 physicians, 1,300 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers.

Oak Hill Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital with approval to train 65 residents in the Internal Medicine residency program, 24 residents in the Family Medicine program, 18 residents in the General Surgery program integrated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 18 residents in the Emergency Medicine program, 18 residents in the Anesthesiology program, 18 residents in the Podiatry program, and 10 residents in the Transitional Year program.

The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. In addition to the Graduate Medical Education Program, Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a 24/7 Critical Care Medicine Program staffed by Intensivists, and a Pediatric ER. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.

The hospital is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL; 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Katie Stacy, Interim Marketing Director, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.

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