Panel offers formula to help struggling teens: Judge less, listen more

Those working in the front lines of mental health, drug prevention, drug addiction and recovery heard firsthand last week from a panel of youths about strategies that can help young people who need help in those areas. The panel made up of members of STAND (Safe Teens AgaiNst Drugs) convened at the community center at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, under the auspices of the monthly coalition … [Read more...]

Summer volunteer job helps teen chase bigger dreams

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much remotely related between a teenager’s ambition to work in forensic nursing and her volunteer role in the Mom/Baby Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North. But, Sherika Edwards has a plan, and her volunteer stint at the hospital in Lutz figures into it. The 17-year-old, from Lutz, said she’s always been interested in criminal justice and that other … [Read more...]

Health News 08/08/2018

Neuroscience Center now open Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point hosted an open house at its Neuroscience Center. The center features a new digital x-ray imaging system to view extremely detailed, real time images of a patient’s head, neck and spin during stroke, and other neuro endovascular procedures that require exact precision. Dr. Rao Musunuru and Sharon Hayes, CEO Bayonet Point (center), … [Read more...]

Pasco school district adopts new mental health plan

The Pasco County School Board has approved a plan that allocates additional funding provided by the Florida Legislature to address youth mental health needs. The Legislature’s decision to provide more money to address mental health issues came in response to the Valentine’s Day shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The Pasco school district was allocated … [Read more...]

Residents receive recognition at poster exhibit

Two residents at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point received recognition at the HCA West Florida Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium Poster Exhibition. Dr. Anthony Salibi, internal medicine, was awarded the People’s Choice Award with his poster entitled, “Early Recognition of Sepsis and Goal Directed Therapy Resulting in Reduced Hospital Mortality.” Dr. Nicholas Kolinsky, … [Read more...]

Scholarships awarded

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Enjoy the summer, but heed these tips

As the summer temperatures increase, so do the calls to poison control across the state. More people are outdoors and kids are out of school, which can lead to an increased number of poison exposures, including pool chemical accidents; snake, spider and insect bites, and aquatic stings. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville offers tips to keep Floridians safe this … [Read more...]

Health News 07/18/2018

Humanitarian award winner Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has recognized Shelli Ginther as this year’s Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award winner. In addition to volunteering at the hospital, Ginther is active in the United Methodist Church as an organist, choir member and in volunteer services. She also is a certified lay servant and lay delegate to the Methodist Conference, and is a member … [Read more...]

Health News 07/11/2018

Project aims to help ease frustration Members of the Brooksville Girl Scout Troop 24302 earned their sewing badges by creating Fidget Mats for the Alzheimer’s Family Organization. The mats may help sooth the agitated fidgeting of those with dementia. The West Hernando Branch of the Hernando County Library donated the space and provided free introductory sewing lessons for the project, and the … [Read more...]

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North undergoing $75 million expansion

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North is the midst of a $75 million expansion that will double the hospital’s capacity and support additional services. Crews are currently working to build out four additional operating suites, in shelled spaces that were included during the original construction in anticipation of future need. The operating suites are expected to be completed in September, said … [Read more...]