Following a 10 year partnership, officials at Oak Hill Hospital and the Enrichment Centers Inc. of Hernando County have agreed to go their separate ways — allowing the hospital to start its own in-house adult community enrichment program.
Rich Linkul, marketing director at Oak Hill Hospital, said plans are in the works to remodel a building on its campus — formerly occupied by the Enrichment Centers — for the Partner's Club, a new organization created to continue the programs and services previously offered at the site.
Linkul said the Partner's Club offers a variety of activities and events focusing on health, education, having fun, staying active and meeting new friends.
"We are committed to the community and to providing the programs we have offered over the past 10 years," said Linkul.
Mickey Smith, CEO of Oak Hill Hospital, said for 10 years it has been an honor to support the Enrichment Center, serving nearly 1.4 million visitors and providing more than $1.7 million in financial support during that time period.
"Oak Hill has promised we'd be more than just an excellent hospital … we'd be your health care 'partner,'" Smith said, adding the creation of the Partner's Club is a commitment to do that.
Charles Snider, vice president of human resources at Oak Hill Hospital, said the Partner's Club has been working with its partners to maintain a continuity of services to its members through this transition.
"This is a benefit for both the members and our hospital to maintain these relationships," Snider said. "In maintaining these relationships, members are more comfortable when they need medical treatment, as they are familiar with the campus and the people."
Linkul said the hospital plans to release additional information about the new program and how to enroll in the coming weeks.