Oak Hill Hospital offers seminar on “Advances in Women’s Health: Gynecological Care for the Mature Woman”  

Spring Hill, Florida (April 19, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital will continue its very popular For Your Health Community Education Series with a seminar entitled, “Advances in Women’s Health: Gynecological Care for the Mature Woman,” on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Silverthorn Country Club, 

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.”

Hernando County Good Neighbor Trail Community Bike Ride

On Saturday March 31, 2018, about 25 riders from the Hernando County area gathered to take part in the 8-mile, Good Neighbor Community Bike Trail Ride.  Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis led the way on the causal, at your own pace ride. The journey began at 70 Russell Street, in downtown Brooksville, and treated riders to scenery of the city otherwise unseen. It offers a way to get out, get active, and remain healthy. This free, family friendly event was designed to celebrate and encourage citizens to see what has been done and the advantages it will have on our community.



Brooksville, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This study highlights the many community factors that influence health and uses established data, much of which is available from the department at

The Decline of Facial Recognition in Dementia

Mr. Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care.  He has authored over 350 articles on the subject.

Caring for my mom now in the end stage of vascular dementia, I have learned that when I walk into the room, I need to start talking as soon as she has visual contact with me. I can see in her eyes and facial expression that she truly doesn’t recognize me. She does however know my voice.

Another lesson that I have learned is that I must keep my beard trimmed short. Once it starts getting long, it gets extremely grey and I start resembling a man by the name of Saint Nick and my mother truly has no idea of who I am.

The Dilemma of Crushing Pills

Mr. Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. He has authored over 350 articles on the subject.

One of the jobs that every caregiver will have to perform is the daily dispensing of medications. Dealing with all the new drugs in today’s world, this task can become extremely confusing. In a twenty-four-hour period, one may have to administer medications as much as four or five times, possibly more in some cases.

World Prematurity Day Part 2: A successful pregnancy and birth

November 17th was World Prematurity Day. In Honor of this, I would like to share my story. Last week, I told you the story of how I lost my first child because she was born 4 months early. I was young and healthy, so no one thought I would have any complications. But unfortunately I went into labor and my precious little girl died in my arms. It took a long time to even consider getting pregnant again because the loss was so painful.

Look Good, Feel Better

photography by Sue Quigley


Volunteer cosmetologists, left to right, Amy Baldwin, Annette Lalla and Becky Anderson during the workshop.

Many thousands of men and women are diagnosed each year with some form of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

For them, treatment options will probably include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery and, consequently, side effects like nausea, pain and fatigue.

Those side effects can not only include hair loss, but also dry skin, brittle nails and weight gain.

And for women in particular, these side effects can take over one’s daily life.