Health News 05/24/2017

Gulfside celebrates its volunteers In honor of National Volunteer Week, Gulfside Hospice honored its 193 patient-care volunteers, along with 200 thrift shop volunteers, throughout the county. In the past year, volunteers have donated nearly 49,000 hours of service to Gulfside. Each individual was recognized by years of service. Three volunteers receiving recognition were, from left, Goldie … [Read more...]

Volunteer receives ‘President’s call’

Susan Mesi, a volunteer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, has received the President’s Call to Service Award Certificate, from the office of the President of the United States. Recipients must have volunteered for a minimum of 15 years and logged in more than 7,500 hours of service. Mesi started volunteering more than 15 years ago, has more than 26,000 hours of service, and received the … [Read more...]

Health News 05/10/2017

Volunteers elect board members Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s Volunteer Association has elected its new board of directors. From left: Diane Ricca, president; Colleen D’Amario, vice president; Debbie Hennessy, secretary; Shirley Dunn, treasurer; Vikki Neftleberg, assistant treasurer; and, Elliot Lorenzi, Otto Ottaviano, Dixie Cagle, Joe D’Amario and Tom Runnions as directors at … [Read more...]

Raising awareness about child abuse

Learning to recognize the signs of child abuse is a critical first step in knowing when to report suspected abuse. Pasco-Hernando State College and Pasco Kids First Inc., hosted a child abuse awareness seminar on April 20 for about 30 people. The seminar was free and open to the community, students, faculty and staff. The “Stop the Abuse” seminar was part of the Summer 2017 Community … [Read more...]

Health News 05/03/2017

Buster’s job is pet therapy Buster works for Canines for Christ as a therapy dog, and even has his own business card. He ministers to patients at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, as well as other places. When Buster is not helping to ‘heal,’ his favorite pastimes are chasing squirrels and playing with squeaky toys. Buster’s proud owner is Pat Metcalf of Lutz.   Hospital … [Read more...]

Symposium spotlights mental health, well-being

College life can be exciting, but also can be challenging. Besides searching for independence, there comes a new level of responsibilities — academically and socially. That’s why administrators and student leaders at Pasco-Hernando State College organized a Community Resource Fair and Symposium on mental health and well-being, at the college’s East Campus in Dade City. Research conducted … [Read more...]

Health News 04/26/2017

Music festival lends a hand to Gulfside The Paulie Palooza Music Festival, at the new Zephyrhills Community Event Venue, raised more than $10,000 to support Gulfside Hospice. The event featured local bands, vendors and a car show. All proceeds from the event go to supporting hospice patient care in Pasco County. A second festival is slated for May. The Jase Randall Band was one of seven bands to … [Read more...]

Health News 04/19/2017

Foundation gives back to Volunteer Way The Jean Griswold Foundation, a private charity established in 2010, was created by Griswold Home Care to raise awareness that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all. The foundation presented $1,000 to The Volunteer Way for its efforts in assisting more than 23,000 families each month in Pasco, Hernando and surrounding counties. From … [Read more...]

Emergency medical help coming to Central Pasco

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is again expanding its services, this time setting up a freestanding emergency department in Land O’ Lakes. The facility, which is expected to be completed by January of 2018, will bring emergency medical assistance closer to residents of Central Pasco County. The new 18,000-square-foot center will be near the entrance to Bexley, a new community being built … [Read more...]

Spa using new medical device

belle ame Day Spa & Salon, 21758 State Road 54 in Lutz, is offering one complimentary session on its new FDA-registered medical device. Electromagnetic sessions are used to improve blood flow and circulation, cardiac function, and nutrient and oxygen supply to cells. Other benefits could include sleep management, stress reduction and relaxation, energy, strength and endurance, and … [Read more...]