Hospital recognizes staff, volunteer

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has honored Dr. Dominic Sorresso as Physician of the Year. Sorresso is a pulmonologist, board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine. He was chosen for his dedication to providing high-quality, compassionate patient care. The hospital also recognized Suzanne Sarabalis and Jessica Dent as Nurses of the … [Read more...]

Health News 07/19/2017

Frist Humanitarian Award recipients Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has recognized its winners of this year’s Frist Humanitarian Awards, in honor of their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Judith Larkin received the Volunteer Frist Humanitarian Award. Larkin has been with the hospital since 1988, accumulating more than 16,000 hours of service, volunteering as a chaplain’s … [Read more...]

Stigma poses obstacle to mental health care

People who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder have a 20 percent risk factor for suicide, Dr. Marlene Hart said, during a community seminar at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch. Despite that staggering risk, however, many people refuse to seek treatment for mental health problems. That needs to change, Hart told the audience. A shift in public … [Read more...]

Health News 07/12/2017

Sertoma Foundation receives funding Sam Shrieves, marking president of Capital City Bank, presented a $250 check to Debra Golinski, executive director of Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation, to be used for program services. Capital City has been a supporter of Sertoma programs in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties for nearly 20 years.         Hospital … [Read more...]

Family seeks help for their 5-year-old son

Priscilla Avila-Posey knew early on her son, Julian, was unique from others. He looks like a typical 5-year-old, but suffers from many severe developmental and medical issues. He has a rare micro-chromosome deletion that has been diagnosed as autism. He is stuck mentally at the level of a toddler. He suffers from mixed expressive receptive language disorder, auditory processing disorder, … [Read more...]

Health News 07/05/2017

Excellence in Nursing awards The Medical Center of Trinity has recognized two nurses who demonstrate excellence in professional mentoring and compassionate care. Michelle Sparks, RN, received the Excellence in Nursing Professional Mentoring Award. Sparks has been employed at the hospital for four years, and has taken on the role of mentor and preceptor for 5 West Oncology. Gregory … [Read more...]

Medication can reverse effects of opioid overdoses

As communities across the nation struggle with an opioid epidemic, there’s a medication — that’s not widely known — that can reverse the effects of an overdose and save lives. Its generic name is naloxone. About 75 people attended a June 15 seminar on opioid addiction and the benefits of naloxone moderated by Judge Shawn Crane, who presides in the sixth circuit. Law enforcement officers, … [Read more...]

Using food to fight aging effects

They learned about ‘superfoods,’ and then they cooked with them. Humana Zephyrhills hosted a nutrition talk and cooking demonstration for seniors on June 12, focusing on foods that may help fight the effects of aging. Impacts from aging can include vision and memory loss, decreased brain function, and other chronic health problems such as heart disease and high blood pressure. During … [Read more...]

Health News 06/28/2017

Hospital recognizes nurses, doctor The Medical Center of Trinity has given its Nurse of the Year and New Nurse of the Year awards. Mitchell Jessie, RN, Behavioral Health Services, has been honored as the Nurse of the Year. Jessie puts patient needs first and has been identified as a top performer in patient surveys, and is perhaps the most complimented of all staff members. Team members … [Read more...]

Health News 06/21/2017

Brewfest raises $7,500 for hospice The inaugural Brewfest for Hospice raised $7,500 to benefit Gulfside Hospice patients and families. Guests had the opportunity to make a toast and raise a glass on stage in memory of a loved one, for a donation to Gulfside. There also was a silent auction, as well as a grand prize ticket drawing. The Jase Randall Band entertained, while the crowd sampled beer … [Read more...]