Helping your relationships thrive — not just on Valentine’s Day

You come home from work and you see your husband sprawled out on the couch watching television, while dishes are piled up in the sink. You get mad. You’re thinking: Really, he’s just sitting there while there’s work that needs to be done? You’re not thinking: He’s exhausted. He just finished a tough day at work and he’s stressed out. He needs to relax a little. These are the kinds … [Read more...]

Adventist Health System to buy Bayfront Health in Dade City

Adventist Health System, which is the parent company of Florida Hospital, signed an agreement to buy the 120-bed Bayfront Health Dade City Hospital, according to a news release from Adventist Health System. The deal is expected to close in early 2018. Details on the sales price weren’t disclosed. The sale will include the hospital, at 13100 Fort King Road, as well as physician clinic … [Read more...]

Florida Hospital CEO settling into new role

It’s been a busy time for Amanda Maggard, since being appointed Florida Hospital Zephyrhills CEO more than a month ago. Her first week on the job presented a unique and challenging experience, navigating the 149-bed regional medical center in the wake of Hurricane Irma, to ensure patients could be cared for at any time. But Maggard came prepared, considering she’s dealt with four other … [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...]

Biometric ID device now in use at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

Patients visiting Florida Hospital Zephyrhills will now encounter a high-tech identification device at the medical center. PatientSecure, a device that images veins in the hand, is now being used to register and identify all patients. The biometric identification solution—manufactured by Imprivata, a Massachusetts-based IT Company — uses infrared light to scan a patient’s palm, and then … [Read more...]

Seed of idea takes root in garden

Construction trailers once cluttered the vacant lot on a hilly rise across from Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. Now, a community garden is taking root there, as hospital employees, one by one, build garden beds that will sprout with vegetables, flowers and herbs. The Florida Hospital Zephyrhills CREATION Health Community Garden sits behind a white picket fence, on Dairy Road directly … [Read more...]

Hospital CEO details expansion plans

It’s less than three years old, but Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is already experiencing growing pains. Denyse Bales-Chubb, president/CEO of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel shared details of the hospital’s $78 million expansion plans at the April 7 breakfast of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce meeting. Wesley Chapel’s growth is fueling the need for the hospital’s expansion, … [Read more...]

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel plans big expansion

It’s not even three years old, and the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is already planning a significant expansion that will increase the number of patient rooms, operating rooms and emergency rooms. Hospital officials announced the expansion in a news release on March 6. The $78 million project, expected to begin construction this year, is responding to a demonstrated need. “Florida … [Read more...]

Florida Hospital stirring up ‘Bucs Fever’ across bay area

Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are spreading "Bucs Fever" across the Tampa Bay region with a series of community health events and a new television commercial featuring Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. "We believe that Florida Hospital has an important role to play in creating a healthier community," said Mike Schultz, president and chief executive of Florida Hospital West Florida … [Read more...]

Florida Hospital contributes $2M to MOSI theater

It's been a while since the Imax theater at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa had an overhaul. But with a $2 million check from Florida Hospital's West Florida Region, visitors are expecting a "transformational" experience. The investment, which was announced Friday at the Fowler Avenue museum, will allow MOSI to transform the Imax Dome Theatre from film to a state-of-the-art … [Read more...]