Health and Wellness

Doctor celebrates two of his first patients

Hernando Sun Reporter

When Dr. Brian Roebuck opened his practice in 1987, his sign-in ledger was a simple composition book commonly seen in high school and college writing classes.  The first patient signed in on December 9, 1987, and Delia Gagliardi signed the ledger the next day. 

Also a patient, Delia’s husband lived to be 94.  He always greeted Dr. Roebuck as “Friend.” 

Health Briefs published Jan. 18, 2019

Oak Hill Hospital Appoints Katie Stacy as Its New Director of Public Relations & Communications

 Spring Hill, Florida (January 10, 2019) – Oak Hill Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Stacy as Director of Public Relations & Communications. Mrs. Stacy was promoted from her position as Marketing Coordinator, which she served since June 2013. She came to Oak Hill Hospital from the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties (PHELC) where she served as Communications Specialist from July 2011 to June 2013.

Health Briefs published Nov. 23, 2018

2019 Hernando County Great Weightloss Challenge 

The 2019 Challenge will be from Saturday, January 19 to Wednesday, March 27.  The GHWLC  challenges team of 10 to commit to losing 10 pounds per person in 10 weeks.
The GHWLC is a community health initiative designed to support efforts to increase the number of area residents living at a healthy weight. Being overweight increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & diabetes. Communities with higher percentages of overweight and obese residents have increased health care costs 

Oak Hill Hospital Welcomes Yelena Tarasenko, DO

Oak Hill Hospital Welcomes Yelena Tarasenko, DO

Spring Hill, Florida (October 4, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital welcomes Yelena Tarasenko, DO, to its medical staff. Dr. Tarasenko specializes in family medicine and practices at Nature Coast Center for Primary Care, 11315 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34613. Call 352-263-2903 to schedule an appointment or visit

Health Briefs

Doctors on the Move

Access Health Care welcomes:
Juan C. Najarro, MD, General Medicine
Cynthia Cortes, MD, Internal Medicine

Bayfront Health Medical Group welcomes:
Mona McCullough, M.D., OB/GYN

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit American Heart Association

Oak Hill Hospital Welcomes Dragomir Mijic, DO

Spring Hill, Florida (September 25, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital welcomes Dragomir Mijic, DO, to its medical staff. Dr. Mijic specializes in shoulders, elbows and general orthopaedics with his practice located at 8281 S. Suncoast Boulevard, Homosassa, Florida 34446, call 352-597-2664 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Mijic also practices at 10221 Yale Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34613, call 352-596-0900 to schedule an appointment.


Community partnership key for new management at Springbrook

“I want people to know that we are working to make ourselves available to the community and that makes for good business.  We want to be good community partners.” - Jim Harris, VP of Operations at Oglethorpe Inc. and Springbrook Interim Administrator

New leadership has arrived at Springbrook Hospital in Brooksville and that leadership is working to improve community relations and outreach as well as expand programs in order to provide valuable mental health resources to Hernando County.

Multi-million dollar expansion planned for Oak Hill Hospital


A new set of multi-million dollar projects totaling more than $78 million are on the horizon for Oak Hill Hospital by parent company HCA Healthcare of Nashville, Tennessee.  

Three major expansions plus a host of other infrastructure renovations are planned, firmly cementing Oak Hill Hospital’s aim to meet the medical needs of the residents in Hernando County and its surrounding communities.