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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.

CMH bidder list narrows to 3

On July 10, the list of bidders for the Citrus Memorial Hospital was narrowed down to three: RegionalCare, HCA and HMA.

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County briefed on status of proposed Citrus Memorial Hospital sale


The Citrus County Commission today heard the final parts of the bidding process leading up to what members of boards of the trustees and directors of the Citrus Memorial Hospital hope will finally end the hospital's financial woes.

Although there were many cogs to the wheels of the sale, the county and both boards should have a clearer idea on Wednesday when bids are opened and a likely bidder selected.

UF launches healthy lifestyle program for kids in Citrus, Clay counties


GAINESVILLE - This fall, researchers at the University of Florida will begin a study examining the effectiveness of a new healthy lifestyle program for children and parents who live in Citrus and Clay counties.

The Healthy Kids Program is designed to help parents and children ages 3 to 7 at the higher end of the growth chart establish healthy eating and physical activity habits, as well as promote a home environment that supports a healthy lifestyle.

CMH partners with Walgreens for bedside delivery


Citrus Memorial Health System announced today a partnership with Walgreens that will result in a convenient hospital bedside delivery option for prescription medications.

Patients can now have their prescriptions filled quickly and delivered directly to their rooms prior to discharge, eliminating the extra stop between hospital and home. Patients who want the Walgreens service simply fill out a request form with the onsite Walgreens pharmacy technician who will handle insurance authorization before filling and delivering the order directly to the patient.

Nature Coast EMS announces Andy Mulligan ‘Star of Life’ award winner


LECANTO – Nature Coast EMS caregiver Andy Mulligan, a Nature Coast EMS Paramedic, has been awarded the Star of Life Award from the American Ambulance Association.

Every year, Nature Coast EMS nominates one of its best and brightest caregivers to the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The Stars of Life award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of individuals working in the ambulance industry, and it is the highest award an EMS caregiver can receive.

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SRRMC strengthens UF alliance


Starting today, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center and the University of Florida have entered into a Letter of Agreement that will bring its first physician resident to Seven Rivers Regional’s Crystal River campus.

State nursing board opens interactive web site


TALLAHASSEE
- The Florida Board of Nursing (BON) today announced the launch of a new, interactive website.

The updated website will improve communication among Board members and those they serve, increase transparency of the Board, and provide better customer service for constituents and applicants with increased accessibility to services.

County proclaims March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


The best advertisement for the success of the Key Training Center is in the success of its clients.

One such client, Troy Davidson, spoke his heart on Tuesday at the meeting of the Citrus County Commission, which had just proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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Medical center wins gold quality achievement award

CRYSTAL RIVER - For seven years, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center has earned quality achievement awards from American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program.

This year, Kathy Fenelon (left), regional VP of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association, presented hospital representatives Carol DeFalco (center), nurse manager, and Patricia Dourm (right), director of nursing, with the 2012 Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement award.

State launches septic tank website

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) on Friday unveiled a new web site designed to assist localities on the new septic tank requirements outlined in House Bill 1263.

Passed in the 2012 Legislative Session, House Bill 1263, changes the law related to septic system evaluations and empowers local governments to make decisions for their communities.

The DOH developed an informational webpage that is customer-friendly with access to information about services and how the law may impact their areas.

'Angels' give clothing, blankets to newborns

Liz Huxley, RN, manager of the Women’s & Family Center at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, accepts a large donation of handmade blankets, clothing and stuffed animals from Linda-Lee Forgione of Angels Crafting for Charity.CRYSTAL RIVER - A group of "angelic" ladie

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Citrus Memorial names new board member

At the regular monthly meeting of the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Inc., Citrus Hills resident and businessman Robert Collins was appointed as the newest member of the board of directors.

Collins will fill a position vacated by C. Phillip Kofmehl, owner of Charlie’s Fish House in Crystal River.
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Three receive SRRMC CHOICE Award

CRYSTAL RIVER — Kevin Garside, Maureen Pittman, RN, and Debbie Ludlow each received Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center’s 3rd Quarter CHOICE Award for their outstanding commitment to making the hospital a better place for patients, employees, physicians and volunteers.

This honor is only awarded to those who best exemplify SRRMCs mission to serve the community with excellence in health care.

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