BOCC on Kass Circle plan: more focus needed on attracting businesses, less on social issues

On May 8, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) acting in its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) capacity, discussed updates to the Kass Circle Community Redevelopment Area plan. Senior Planner Michelle Miller began the presentation with the history and progression of the project.  The grant-funded study of the neighborhood began in 2014, and in 2016, a Finding of Necessity was completed, and a resolution was adopted by the BOCC in 2016.  The CRA was formed during this time.

Oak Hill Hospital Recognizes Its Nursing Staff

Oak Hill Hospital recently recognized the hospital’s Nurse of the Year, New Nurse of the Year, Physician of the Year, and Resident of the Year at its annual Nursing Gala held at Silverthorn Country Club. The nurses are nominated by physicians who feel that nominees support the mission, vision, and philosophy of nursing, as well as for their dedication to provide excellent service to every patient, every time.

Development plans for Milk-A-Way Farms property in Brooksville

At the regular Brooksville City Council meeting on May 7, 2018, the council voted 3-2 to approve amendments to the future land use map, and elements of the city’s Comprehensive Plan regarding a 440 acre property to be zoned Planned Development Project (PDP), designated as the Milk-A-Way Farms Mixed Use Development District (MFMUDD).

Oak Hill Hospital Holds Organ Donor Flag Raising Ceremony and Prayer Memorial Service

Spring Hill, Florida – Recently, Oak Hill Hospital held an organ donor flag raising ceremony and prayer memorial service at the South Tower main entrance flag pole. Carlos Cardona, BSN, RN, CCRN, Director of Clinical Excellence and Project Management welcomed the group.  Mr. Cardona, as the leader of the organ donation program at Oak Hill Hospital, explained the organ donation process and the impact organ donation has on our community. In addition to the raising of the flag, Rev.

Summer in Hernando County, Camps and Activities

Summer is fast approaching, means the kids will be out of school and have lots of time to fill.  We’ve put together a list of some known programs throughout the county. Not sure is summer camps is a right choice?  Check out these ten big ways camp can improve your child’s life, provided by state camping program coordinator for Florida 4-H, youth development program of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension:



1. They’ll dare to try something new.

Oak Hill Hospital Announces Its 2017 Associate Frist Award Winner and Volunteer Award Winner

Spring Hill, Florida (April 9, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce the winners of its annual Frist Associate Humanitarian Award and Volunteer Humanitarian Award. This year’s recipient of the Frist Associate Humanitarian Award is Katie Stacy, Marketing Coordinator. The recipient of the Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award is Martha Sugg, current president of the Volunteer Association.

Bayfront Health Spring Hill appoints CEO

SPRING HILL, FL – April 9, 2018 – Bayfront Health Spring Hill has appointed Michael Irvin as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 8, 2018.

“I have enjoyed learning about Bayfront Health highly qualified physicians, employees and volunteers and look forward to working with the Spring Hill team to advance medical care for the community,” Irvin said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to support their dedication to providing high quality care for patients in Hernando and Pasco counties.”

Alumi-Guard to expand at Airport

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is planning to expand the current Alumi-Guard facility, which manufactures a wide variety of aluminum fencing, railing and gates. Alumi-Guard Inc. began operations in the county in 2006 and was acquired by Barrette in February of 2014. BOL, with headquarters in Cleveland, OH is one of the largest manufacturers of fencing, railing and outdoor living products in the nation, employing over 1100 people across the US.

Solving the 'connection problem' in foster care adoption

From Left to Right:  Leading the Selfless Love Foundation, is  Dr. Elizabeth Wynter, with over 20 years of experience in working to improve the child welfare system,  Thea Ramirez, founder of  Adoption-Share and Family-Match, Ashley Brown founded Selfless Love Foundation with her  husband Ed Brown in 2015.

Adoption in the state of Florida is about to become a much more efficient process thanks to a software program that will allow agencies to access a statewide database of potential families, but it’s not just a database. It’s also a matching program built by Adoption-Share, a non profit organization, with help from the former lead researchers of e-Harmony. Family-Match which will give caseworkers the ability to match foster children with parents based on markers of compatibility. Typically agencies are looking for potential parents within their local area.