Volunteers donate to holiday basket program
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point volunteers donated $2,000 to the hospital’s holiday basket program for community members.
Each year, the staff, physicians and volunteers collaborate to provide the gift baskets, food and extras for challenged children and their families.
The referrals come from schools and social agencies. The hospital also helps some of its own, who are having difficulty.
Hospice needs volunteers
Gulfside Hospice is looking for volunteers and is scheduling orientation sessions.
Volunteer opportunities include sitting with patients, providing spiritual care and counseling, assisting with the Pet Peace of Mind program, and helping in administrative offices.
The thrift shops also need help with accepting and sorting donations, organizing shelves and window displays, greeting customers and running cash registers.
The Centers for Hospice Care need volunteers for serving meals, answering phones and greeting guests.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.
For information, call (800) 561-4883.
Brett Armstrong joins BayCare
Dr. Brett Armstrong has joined BayCare Medical Group and is now accepting patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road, Suite 200, in Lutz.
Armstrong specializes in general surgery, with clinical interests in abdominal hernias and colorectal surgery.
Armstrong received his Doctor of Medicine from Florida State University School of Medicine in Tallahassee, and completed his general surgery residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He also is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Florida Medical Association.
He is fluent is English and Spanish.
For information, visit BayCareMedicalGroup.org.
For appointments, call (813) 264-6490.