Health News 06/20/2018

Quilts provide some extra care The ‘Quilting With Grace’ group, from Grace Presbyterian Church in Spring Hill, presented Oak Hill Hospital’s Pediatric ER with four handmade quilts to be given to young children in need who are experiencing a traumatic event and need some additional tender loving care. Members of the group share the quilts with Kim Loucks, ER and Pediatric ER director … [Read more...]

Health News 06/13/2018

Medical Center of Trinity honors staff The Medical Center of Trinity has announced the following staff awards. Dr. Debra Angelo, internal medicine, was named the Physician of the Year, a nurses’ choice award selected by the nurses of the hospital. Angelo was chosen for her integrity, professionalism, accountability, responsiveness, teamwork, nurturing, empathy and respect, as well as … [Read more...]

Health News 06/06/2018

Florida Hospital earns straight As The Florida Hospital West Florida Division has a perfect score card in patient safety and quality, and is the only hospital system in the Tampa Bay area that earned the highest rating for all of its hospitals that participated in the survey. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, announced its 2018 Hospital Safety Grades, … [Read more...]

Health News 05/30/2018

Hospital receives honor for organ donor program Oak Hill Hospital had an organ donor flag raising ceremony and prayer memorial service in honor of its platinum recognition for its participation in the National Hospital Organ Donation campaign. The recognition was for encouraging hospital, staff and community members to enroll in their state registry as organ, eye and tissue donors. The … [Read more...]

Cancer survivor wins scholarships, offers prevention advice

Cailyn Ruff was a senior at Sunlake High School, in Land O’ Lakes, when she felt an odd bump on her head. That was about a year-and-a-half ago. “It was like a big mole,” the 19-year-old said. “I saw it through my part line. It looked funny. It would bleed.” As it grew, she became concerned and brought it to the attention of her dermatologist. Next, came a biopsy. “It was a good … [Read more...]

Health News 05/23/2018

Hospital recognized for helping to ‘stop the bleed’ The Pasco Board of County Commissioners recently recognized Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for the facility’s extensive support for the county’s implementation of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign. The campaign was developed to improve civilian outcomes and survival in the event of mass casualty and active-shooter incidents. It provides … [Read more...]

Multiple myeloma group aims to provide support, information

Camille Wilson wasn’t sure what was wrong with her when she began experiencing pain in the front of her torso, and in her back. She was sent to a spine surgeon, who did surgery, but also a biopsy, which revealed there was a problem with her blood. Next, she saw a doctor who diagnosed her with lymphoma — but her son, who is a doctor, urged her to seek a second opinion, and when she did, she … [Read more...]

Nurses recognized for excellence

The Medical Center of Trinity has recognized two nurses with Excellence in Nursing awards, established to honor outstanding nurses who demonstrate excellence in professional mentoring and compassionate care. The awards honor those whose work and lives reflect patient-centered and humanitarian values. Tracy Brown, RN, of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, received the Excellence in Nursing … [Read more...]

Pasco Schools seeks to address students’ mental health needs

Pasco County Schools is searching for additional ways to better serve its students’ mental health needs. As part of that effort, the school system brought together student services staff and community mental health providers on May 4 for the district’s first-ever Mental Health Symposium. The seminar’s aim was to raise awareness of students’ mental health, build capacity of staff to respond, and … [Read more...]

Health News 05/09/2018

Derby league gives back Revolution Roller Derby, a mixed-gender Flat-Track Roller Derby League, hosted a battle between its own Valkyries and The Bradentucky Bombers to benefit Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic & Sexual Violence Center. The league collected goods, including all-gender clothing, toiletries, children’s books and gift card, to support Sunrise. Revolution Derby will … [Read more...]