Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer Association Awards $30,000 in Scholarships to Hernando County High School Students Graduating in 2017


Spring Hill, Florida (May 31, 2017) – Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that a total of 30 scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to graduating seniors by the Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer Association. The $30,000 in scholarships were awarded to the following students:

Central High School

Kayla Chen                                                          Rogina Sameri                   Allison Nicole Zito


F. W. Springstead High School

Kara Nelson                                                        Anjana Reji                                         Amanda Richards


Hernando High School


Shannon Buchy

Kellie Carlton

Eduardo Davila-Garcia

Andrew R. Ertl

Julia Laing



Nature Coast Technical High School


Mark Angela Cabahug

Jessica Drouin

Tiffany George

Jade Moorehead

Nicholas Nguyen

Rahne Skoglund



Weeki Wachee High School


Daniela Acevedo

Sarah Asbury

Daniel Emanuel

Jacey Fisher

Marissa Flaherty

Drew Grissom

Kayla Morales

Nadia R. Padro

Venissa Smith

Alexander Steward

Courtney Thomas

Ana Torres

Amanda Waters


The Volunteer Association has awarded scholarships for nearly 30 years. The criteria for awarding the scholarships are based upon each student’s GPA, family income and dependents. The funds are received from revenue generated at the hospital’s volunteer gift shop and other fundraisers.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors entering the human healthcare field. The scholarships are to be used for tuition and books during the 2017-2018 school year. Oak Hill Hospital wishes to thank this year’s scholarship committee for all of their hard work:  Phyllis M. Chiswell, Chairperson; Judy Avila; Lois Hackett; Kathleen McCormick; and Marie Nyquist.

Attached photo: Oak Hill Hospital volunteers pose together with Volunteer Association President Marie Nyquist, far left, and Vice President Phyllis Chiswell, far right.

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About Oak Hill Hospital:

Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties (280 beds), is the area’s largest private employer, and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Over 300 physicians, 1,200 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team.

The new Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in June of 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a graduate medical education program, a hospitalist program, 24/7 intensivists as well as 24/7 on site radiologists. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.

It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. In Citrus call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or like us on Facebook.