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Taypayers on hook for $500k in hospital lawsuit settlement


The Citrus County Hospital Board's decision to fire former transaction consultant Joshua Nemzoff could cost an estimated $500,000 to settle.

Small fire brings smoke to Citrus Memorial Hospital


A small fire caused smoke, but no injuries at the Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness early Tuesday morning.

The fire alarm at the hospital, located at 502 W. Highland Blvd., was sounded at 4:21 a.m., fire officials said, after an elevator motor caught fire.

Engine 21 was on scene at 4:22 a.m., and noted that the fire was out prior to their arrival. The engine's crew also advised that the elevator mechanical room and part of the basement floor had a fair amount of smoke throughout.

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Hospital governing boards building consensus


The governing boards of Citrus Memorial Hospital on Monday continued building consensus toward the eventual lease of the CMH to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

The boards had meetings scheduled on Monday to discuss signing a Master Settlement Agreement.

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Citrus Memorial CEO Beaty to resign

Ryan BeatyCitrus Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ryan Beaty on Friday announced that he will resign on March 15.

The announcement is part of an agreement between the hospital's two governing boards to lease the community hospital to conglomerate Hospital Corporation of America.

Beaty's resignation is set for March 15.

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Gov. Scott reappoints 3 to CF trustees board


Florida Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed three members to the District Board of Trustees of the College of Central Florida.

“These individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the college and our community, and I am pleased that they will be continuing their service,” said Dr. James Henningsen, CF president.

Health Foundation urged to join CCHB in intent letter to HCA


INVERNESS - A day after the Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees (CCHB) unanimously voted to approve the Letter of Intent (LOI) to lease the Citrus Memorial Hospital to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the CCHB urged the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation (Foundation) to approve the LOI at its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 23.

“We are continuing to make progress on the path to financial stability for Citrus Memorial Hospital,” said CCHB Chairwoman Debbie Ressler, BSN.

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CCHB unanimously approves intent letter to lease hospital to HCA


INVERNESS - The Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees (CCHB) on Wednesday night voted to unanimously approve the Letter of Intent (LOI) to lease the Citrus Memorial Hospital to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

By doing so, the CCHB said, it sends a clear message to the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation that the CCHB is committed to closing this transaction and helping the hospital finally obtain financial stability.

Hernando couple calls on families to help find Parkinson’s cure


NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hernando residents Richard Hoffmann, Pharm. D., and his wife, Meg, are asking care partners to join them in helping to find the cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The Hoffmans are also Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) Research Advocates, and say this message is particularly important during November’s National Family Caregivers Month.

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Citrus Memorial Hospital's next stop: County commission


The next stop for the fate of the Citrus Memorial Hospital will be before the Citrus County Commission.

The Citrus Memorial Health Foundation cast its vote on Monday night to go for a lease of the hospital with HCA.

The Foundation's vote comes after the Citrus County Hospital Board (CCHB) previously approved a lease, rather than sale, for the CMH.

Net proceeds are to be assigned to a nonprofit trust created between the CCHB, foundation and Citrus County Commission.


Moustache shave-off/kick-off party scheduled for Oct. 29


Whether you have a ‘Mo’ or ‘No Mo’, you’ll want to go! The Agricultural Alliance of Citrus County wants to see you, your spouse, your co-workers, your golf or fishing buddies or anyone you know growing a Mo (short for moustache) in November.

But before you can grow, you gotta shave. So come on out to the Movember Shave-Off/Kick-Off Party scheduled for from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

It’s being held at the Old Citrus County Courthouse Square in Inverness.

Health Foundation, CCHB agree to select HCA for hospital disposition


For the first time, in a very long time, Citrus Memorial Hospital's two governing bodies have come together with a decision on Monday night to select HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) as the choice to either buy or lease CMH.
 
The Citrus Memorial Health Foundation and Citrus County Hospital Board have been at loggerheads over the administration of the hospital, and have even had messy battles in state courts.
 
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Citrus County Hospital Board selects hospital bidder, urges Health Foundation to follow suit


INVERNESS - The Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees (CCHB) late Thursday evening, at its previously scheduled joint meeting with the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Board (Foundation), voted unanimously in favor of selecting Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as its chosen bidder to buy or lease the Citrus Memorial Hospital (the Hospital).

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Citrus County Hospital Board selects hospital bidder, urges Health Foundation to follow suit


INVERNESS - The Citrus County Hospital Board of Trustees (CCHB) late Thursday evening, at its previously scheduled joint meeting with the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Board (Foundation), voted unanimously in favor of selecting Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as its chosen bidder to buy or lease the Citrus Memorial Hospital (the Hospital).
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Half the votes for sale of CMH are cast


Half the votes were cast on Thursday for choosing a bidder to buy the Citrus Memorial Hospital.

The Citrus County Hospital Board and Citrus Memorial Health Foundation met on Thursday to discuss the details and merits of bidders, and the CCHB voted 4-0 to accept HCA's bid.

However, as of Friday, the Foundation had not yet cast its lots.

The two boards will meet again at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30.

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Tampa General joins with Florida Hospital for new ventures


Saying they will be stronger as a team, leaders of Tampa General Hospital and the Florida Hospital system announced Tuesday they are joining forces to develop new health care services around the bay area.

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Citrus Memorial Hospital's future now more promising

By Dr. William Dixon

At last, a solution to Citrus Memorial hospital’s problems may be at hand.

Both the Citrus Memorial Foundation Board and the County Hospital Board agree that Citrus Memorial cannot continue operating at a loss, as it has the past several years.

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Seven Rivers hospital's parent organization merges with new group


FRANKLIN, Tenn. & NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2013-- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) (“CHS”) and Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) (“HMA”) announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, including the assumption of approximately $3.7 billion of indebtedness.

HMA is the parent company for Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, which has been under the HMA umbrella since 2003.

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Top Video: Citrus Memorial Hospital

Josh Nemzoff, Transaction Agent trying to shepherd along a sale of the Citrus Memorial Hospital (CMH), briefed the Citrus County Commission on the specifics.

Subsequent to this briefing, the list of bidders was narrowed to three: RegionalCare, HCA and HMA.

Subsequent to that event, Nemzoff was fired on June 19 by his employer, the Citrus County Hospital Board. (July 9, 2013)

Medical staff appoints Dr. Katrina S. Tinio


On July 1, Katrina S. Tinio, MD, was appointed to the medical staff at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Dr. Tinio specializes in pediatrics.

Dr. Tinio is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Manila in the Philippines. She completed her pediatric residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. Dr. Tinio is board eligible in pediatrics.

“We welcome Dr. Tinio to the Seven Rivers Regional family,” said William V. Harrer, III, MD, chief of staff.

For more information about the hospital and its medical staff, visit SevenRiversRegional.com.

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Citrus County Hospital Board fires Nemzoff

LEFT: Josh Nemzoff. Right: Debbie Ressler. Both appeared at the July 9 BOCC meeting.The firing on Friday of Josh Nemzoff has added another sad note to the saga of the instability within the Citrus County medical community.

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