Diane Ricca recipient of humanitarian award
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently presented Diane Ricca with the 2013 Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award.
Ricca has volunteered at Bayonet Point since July 2006, accumulating more than 20,000 merit hours. Her work includes the gift shop as well as the volunteer board of directors at large.
Ricca also volunteers with the Sun Coast Health and Education Foundation, All Around Kids Foundation, and various other charities.
CoDA meets in Trinity
The Medical Center of Trinity hosts the Co-Dependence Anonymous group every Thursday at 7 p.m., at 5637 Marine Parkway in New Port Richey.
Upcoming meetings are May 8, May 15, May 22 and May 29.
This group focuses on the common purpose of developing healthy relationships.
For information, call (727) 816-8678 or (727) 858-3013.
Breast cancer support
Florida Cancer Affiliates is offering a bi-weekly breast cancer support group every other Thursday at the New Port Richey center, 5500 Little Road.
The next meeting is May 8 at 6 p.m.
The group will offer open discussion on a variety of topics. Light refreshments will be served.
For information, call (727) 372-9159.
Health care professionals & Alzheimer’s
The University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, 4001 E. Fletcher Ave., in Tampa, will host “Alzheimer’s Disease: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know” May 9 at 8 a.m.
The program will award three hours of credit for health care professionals. Topics include driving and dementia, creating a safe environment, and medication safety issues.
Cost is $40 per person. Space is limited, and registration is required.
For information, call Mady Ernst at (813) 974-4357.
Hospice’s Grief’s Journey
HPH Hospice will offer an eight-week Grief’s Journey group Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., starting May 13 at the Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road in New Port Richey.
The program is free, however registration is required.
For information, call (800) 486-8784.
Heart healthy nutrition
The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will offer the class “Heart Healthy Nutrition: Eating for a Healthy Heart” May 13 at 1 p.m., at the Rao Musunuru Conference Center, 14000 Fivay Road in Hudson.
Participants can learn eating habits to help prevent and treat heart disease, food label reading, recipe modification and more.
Seating is limited, and reservations are required.
For information, call (727) 869-5498.
MS support group
The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, offers a monthly support group on the second Tuesday of each month at noon, for those affected by multiple sclerosis.
The next meeting is May 13. Caregivers and family members are invited.
For information, call (727) 372-1568.
Medical Center of Trinity one of best for ER care
The Medical Center of Trinity has received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best hospitals in emergency care.
The award identifies the nation’s best health care institutions and signifies the center’s commitment for creating an extraordinary health care experience for women and all patients, according to a release.
The award is based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and women’s needs when it comes to treatment and quality hospital experience, said Delia Passi, chief executive and founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award.
The obstetrics program at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is offering a six-week prepared childbirth class beginning May 14.
The class will meet one night per week at 7 p.m.
Cost is $70.
For information, call (727) 834-5630.
Autism group meeting
The autism group Helping HANDs will meet at the Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, May 14 at 7 p.m.
The group is for anyone impacted by autism and related neurological disorders.
For information, call Jonica Chittum at (813) 402-9442 or (727) 534-8230.
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