TouchPoint Medical’s headquarters to open in 2020

Construction began last week on TouchPoint Medical Inc.’s global headquarters on South Branch Boulevard in The Preserve, a new residential community off State Road 54, west of the Suncoast Parkway. The 142,000-square-foot facility in Land O’ Lakes is expected to be completed during 2020. The company will bring a total of 228 jobs to Pasco County, including 116 new jobs and other positions … [Read more...]

BayCare continues quest for Wesley Chapel hospital

BayCare Health Systems is pushing forward in its quest to open a new hospital in Wesley Chapel, despite a challenge filed by AdventHealth’s hospitals in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills and Dade City. Speaking on BayCare’s behalf, Todd Jones recently outlined the health care system’s plans for a 60-bed hospital that would be built on a 111-acre site at the northeast quadrant of Interstate 75 and … [Read more...]

Making sense of choices available in senior care

As a generation of Floridians transition into retirement age, they and their families may have questions regarding what senior care facilities have to offer. Keystone Place at Terra Bella is providing information to help the public find those answers. The Land O’ Lakes senior living facility had several open house sessions in January to explain the different levels of care available in … [Read more...]

Medical staff elections announced

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has announced the results of its medical staff elections for a two-year term, 2019 to 2020. The following individuals were elected to serve on the Medical Executive Committee by members of the hospital’s medical staff: General Staff: Dr. George Giannakopoulos, chief of staff; Dr. Keshav Remireddy, vice chief of staff; and Dr. Chirag Patel, … [Read more...]

$75 million hospital expansion expected to open in 2020

Motorists driving near St. Joseph’s Hospital-North may wonder why there’s a massive crane towering over the medical center. The answer’s simple: The hospital is undergoing a $75 million expansion that will double its capacity and will support additional services. Construction crews already have built four additional operating suites in shelled spaces that were included during the … [Read more...]

Lutz teen and her service dog are off to college

Leigh Dittman knew she’d need some help when she got to college. After all, the Lutz resident lives life from her wheelchair. She was born with a rare genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. The disease prevents her body from absorbing needed calcium levels due to a collagen deficiency. Simply put, the condition makes her bones weaker than normal … [Read more...]

Health News 02/06/2019

BayCare welcomes Stephanie Fenlon Dr. Stephanie Fenlon has joined BayCare Medical Group and will practice at 4211 Van Dyke Road, Suite 101A, in Lutz, for patients age 18 and older. Dr. Fenlon is board certified in internal medicine. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American Association for Physician Leadership. … [Read more...]

Health challenges don’t dim this boy’s optimism

Eric Piburn’s cheerful demeanor and active nature are not what one would typically expect from someone who has lived the bulk of his life — in and out of hospitals. Though he’s a lively 12-year-old who enjoys running, jumping and playing with toys — he was born with two congenital heart defects. Physicians did not expect him to live beyond infancy. Eric spent his first three years living … [Read more...]

Health News 01/30/2019

Bringing awareness to radon dangers The Florida Department of Health highlighted National Radon Action Month in January with the announcement of the winners of the 2019 Florida Radon Poster Contest. First place was awarded to Arina Mubarakshina, “Unsuspecting Victim.” Second place went to Emma Ortiz’s “Radon Has No Upside.” Ava Nash, “Safe Home, Safe Life” won third place; and … [Read more...]

AdventHealth Dade City is getting a major makeover

A hospital that has served Dade City for decades is undergoing a substantial renovation — which will give it a new look and allow it to expand the services that the health care facility offers. The project carries a $22.2 million price tag, including $20 million provided by AdventHealth Dade City’s parent company and $2.2 million raised locally, according to Jason Newmyer, administrator/vice … [Read more...]