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HCA Florida Ocala Hospital Recognized

Healthgrades gave HCA Florida Ocala Hospital a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

“This distinction places HCA Florida Ocala Hospital among the top 5% of all acute care hospitals, rated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers,” the hospital said in a statement. hurry.

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55 and over and need a job? Check here

Ocala’s nonprofit Senior Resource Foundation announces a new program: Seniors At Work.

“This program is looking for anyone 55 years of age and older who wishes to apply for a part-

time job. The SRFofOcala will post up-to-date job vacancies on our website ( and social media weekly,” the band said in a press release.

“SRFofOcala is also looking for companies seeking seniors who demonstrate

attributes including reliability, loyalty, adaptability, leadership and a broad knowledge base,” the statement read.

UF Veterinary School Appoints Two Associate Deans for Marion County Duties

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine has appointed two new associate deans for clinical services, and both will have responsibilities in Marion County, according to a college press release.

Dr. Michael Mison and Dr. Chris Sanchez

Michael Mison, DVM, associate dean of clinical services for small animal operations, will be responsible for UF companion animal emergency treatment services in Ocala, among other areas.

Chris Sanchez, DVM, Ph.D., will become Associate Dean of Clinical Services for Large Animal Operations, with duties such as the UF Veterinary Hospital at the World Equestrian Center.

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital Appoints Isaiah Zirkle as Chief Operating Officer

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital has appointed Isaiah Zirkle as Chief Operating Officer.

Isaiah Zirkle

He recently held the same position at HCA Healthcare’s West Hills Hospital & Medical Center in West Hills, Calif., according to an HCA press release.

Ocala-based HDG Hotels expands reach

Ocala-based HDG Hotels has expanded its third-party hotel management operations to South Carolina, where it now manages four properties.

“Third-party management now represents one-third of HDG’s portfolio, and subscription to its advisory and comprehensive a la carte services continues to grow,” HDG said in a press release.

“HDG is intentional about our growth and our partnerships. The addition of these four hotels to the South Carolina market speaks volumes about our commitment and confidence in executing our standards of excellence in the hotels we own and also on behalf of the hotels we are. responsible for managing,” Azim Saju, CEO and Chairman of HDG Hotels, said in prepared remarks.

Jasmine Jacobs promoted to The Villages Insurance Partners

At The Villages Insurance Partners, Jasmine Jacobs has been promoted to personal risk consultant, according to a press release from the agency.

“Jacobs began her insurance career with TVIP as a receptionist in December 2019, later obtaining her 2-20 personal lines insurance license leading her to the role of customer relations analyst and finally in her new role as a risk consultant,” the statement read.

Emily Holmes is the new leader of Horse Farms Forever

Emily Holmes has been named the new executive director of Horse Farms Forever, effective May 1. She is currently the Events Coordinator and Events Director at Florida Horse Park.

A horse in northwest Marion County.

“The purpose of Horse Farms Forever is to monitor government and others in actions relating to the character and culture that horses and the Farmland Preserve Area make unique to Marion County,” the organization states on its website. “This includes strategies to preserve horse farms and pastures, particularly in the Farmland Preservation Zone, for future generations.”

Duke grant will help STEM efforts in Marion County

The Duke Energy Foundation and Duke Energy Florida announced a $15,700 grant to the Marion County Public Education Foundation to support the STEM OUT program, according to a Duke press release.

duke energy

The program engages students in STEM education, “using interactive hands-on activities ‘from’ the Silver River Science Museum, Education Center and Science Lab,” the statement said.

HCA Florida Healthcare Now Offers Statewide Consult-A-Nurse Line

“By calling the toll-free 24/7 line, consumers will speak with nurses ready to provide quick, hands-on expert advice and support,” HCA said in a press release.

“By dialing (844) 70-NURSE (6-8773), consumers, including those recently discharged from hospital, can ask questions or speak to a nurse about any symptoms or illnesses that they or a member might experience, from rashes, sprains, gastrointestinal issues and migraines to neurological and cardiac issues, nurses can treat a wide range of adult and pediatric issues,” the statement read.

Youth job fair scheduled for April 28

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and Marion County Public Schools will host a youth job fair from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 28 at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala.

A career fair for teens and young adults will be held on April 28.

“Exclusively for ages 16-24, the in-person job fair is ideal for older youth/young adults looking for full-time or part-time employment, whether permanent, temporary or just for the summer,” CareerSource CLM said in a press release. “Participation is free, but participants are requested to register in advance on”

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