New projects coming to Walmart site

A new emergency health care center is ready for construction, and a self-storage facility is planned for outparcels surrounding the Walmart Super Center in Lutz. They will join the new Famous Tate appliance store, which is under construction in front of the discount retail store, on a parcel off of Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. Pasco County commissioners, in October, approved changes to a … [Read more...]

Health care facility coming to Lutz

A Nashville-based hospital system plans to build a healthcare facility on an out parcel at the entrance to Walmart, the discount chain flanked on either side by North Dale Mabry Highway and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. Mark Cooney – known as “The Land Shark” – closed a deal to sell an approximately 1.6-acre plot to New Port Richey Hospital Inc., for about $1.6 million, according to a news release … [Read more...]

Neonatal services now available in Pasco County

The Medical Center of Trinity has opened a neonatal intensive care unit, providing a service that previously was unavailable in Pasco County. The $7 million project is an expansion of the existing obstetrics program at the hospital, at 9330 State Road 54, in Trinity. The unit, which opened on Jan. 4, is commonly called a NICU. It serves a market area including Pasco and Hernando … [Read more...]

Health News 09-14-15

Shriners Hospitals for Children looking for alumni Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa is looking for original patients, staff and volunteers to help celebrate its 30th anniversary on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the hospital at 12502 USF Pine Drive in Tampa. If you were connected to the hospital when it opened in 1985 and want to attend the celebration, contact Jamie Santillo at … [Read more...]

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North turns five

When St. Joseph’s Hospital-North opened its doors five years ago, it was the first new hospital built in Hillsborough County in 30 years. “Our goal was to provide a health care alternative in this community because there really weren’t many alternatives,” said Paula McGuiness, president of the hospital, at 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz.. “It was an underdeveloped medical infrastructure, if you … [Read more...]

Panelists identify gaps in mental health system

Participants in a recent mental health panel at Rasmussen College in Land O’ Lakes didn’t have any easy solutions for problems plaguing the delivery of mental health care to the nation’s most vulnerable people. But they did point out several areas where changes could be made to help improve the level of care for those with mental health conditions, and to improve support for their families … [Read more...]

Premier to take over maternity services

Premier Community Healthcare Inc. will soon inherit prenatal services to expecting mothers from the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County. The state agency will no longer provide those services effective Jan. 31, and already has stopped accepting new prenatal clients. Premier will take over that care for current prenatal clients who have not chosen an alternative provider by Jan. … [Read more...]

Trinity hospital planning $15M newborn services expansion

The population growth in Pasco County is not expected to end anytime soon, and Medical Center of Trinity is getting ready now — even if the hospital is just three years old. HCA West Florida, which owns both the Trinity hospital as well as Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, is having its initial meetings with Pasco County officials ahead of a proposed $15 million expansion that … [Read more...]

New bus stop at Porter campus adds transportation options

A new bus stop at Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch has provided another transportation option for students attending the Pasco-Hernando State College, and staff members working there. Pasco County Public Transportation added the stop, effective Sept. 29, in a loop near the college’s parking garage. The satellite campus opened in Wesley Chapel last January. The bus route runs along the … [Read more...]

Bus service now including PHSC’s Porter Campus

The bus schedule for Route 54 has been adjusted, allowing it to now include Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch. Pasco County Public Transportation started offering the bus service Sept. 29, and will come to the campus every two hours beginning at 8:07 a.m., and ending at 6:07 p.m. Students are eligible for discount fares and passes with a valid PCPT reduced fare … [Read more...]