Hospital honors staff members

The Medical Center of Trinity announced it has named Dr. Sudhir Agarwal, interventional cardiologist, as Physician of the Year, selected by the nurses of the hospital. Dr. Agarwal is regarded as a passionate, open-minded physician with a deep respect for the patients. The Nurse of the Year award, selected by the physicians of the hospital, was given to Shawna Mulherin, RN, BSN, … [Read more...]

Health News 06/05/2019

New CEO for AdventHealth AdventHealth has named Denyse Bales-Chubb to the position of CEO for AdventHealth Tampa. Bales-Chubb currently serves as CEO for AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, and will assume leadership of the Tampa hospital on July 1. She replaces Brian Adams, who is transitioning to senior vice president for new markets for AdventHealth Central Florida Division. Bales-Chubb … [Read more...]

Can human connection heal?

Austin Eubanks remembered with clarity the tragic day that forever changed his life, and, ultimately claimed it. His best friend was killed instantly in front of him. Then Eubanks was shot twice, in the hand and knee. Eubanks was just 17 years old when he experienced and survived the massacre inside the library of Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. “I remember seeing my hand … [Read more...]

BayCare’s plans for new Pasco hospital are uncertain

The Florida Legislature’s decision to drop the requirement for a Certificate of Need review for new hospitals is causing BayCare Health System to reconsider its plans for a hospital in Pasco County. The hospital chain had received a preliminary OK on its Certificate of Need request for a 60-bed hospital on a 111-acre site at the northeast quadrant of Interstate 75 and Overpass Road. It was … [Read more...]

Moffitt Cancer to open Wesley Chapel treatment center

Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth have announced they are working together to open an outpatient cancer center on the campus of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, located next to the hospital on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. The outpatient center is expected to open in the fall of 2020. “We strive to provide world-class cancer care close to where people live and work,” said Alan F. List, MD, … [Read more...]

Hundreds walk for a meaningful cause

Hundreds gathered at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel, for the March of Dimes’ biggest annual fundraiser event on May 11. The Suncoast March for Babies, a 3-mile walk through The Shops at Wiregrass, raised more than $40,000 for the March of Dimes. This year’s ambassador was Chloe Rose Gray, a 4-year-old Tampa Bay girl who was born prematurely at 28 weeks, and spent 96 … [Read more...]

Health News 05/29/2019

Frist humanitarians The Medical Center of Trinity has awarded the Frist Employee Humanitarian Award to Kaitlin Dilluvio, RN. Dilluvio has been with the hospital for three years. In addition to the care of her patients, she volunteers at the Good Samaritan Clinic, which helps provide free care to residents of Pasco County. She also volunteers as a grief support counselor through weekend … [Read more...]

Going green for mental health

The Medical Center of Trinity celebrated May as Mental Health Awareness Month by turning its Behavioral Health Center the color green for the month. The hospital is using the month of May to call awareness to the many symptoms of deteriorating mental health, which include: Changes in energy level and sleep patterns Changes in appetite, eating habits or weight Frequent thoughts of … [Read more...]

Expert: Vaccination prevents measles

Measles is back in the news again — in a big way. From Jan. 1 to May 3, there were 764 individual cases reported in 23 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And, as of May 9, Florida had two reported cases, according to the Florida Department of Health. It’s important to stay aware, said Suzanne Chandler, system director of Infection Prevention and Control for Baycare … [Read more...]

A new home health division at Gulfside

Talk about having a good week. Last Wednesday, after months of organizational work, Gulfside Home Health accepted its first patient. And on Thursday, it celebrated the grand opening of its new Land O’ Lakes office with a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting. “It’s exciting to be growing and offering new services to our community,” said Linda Ward, president and chief executive officer of … [Read more...]