Tax collector spotlights therapy ranch
The Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office will focus on the Kiddy Up Horse Therapy Ranch as its charity for the month of March.
The therapy and learning academy includes therapeutic riding, therapeutic driving utilizing the respected Horse Boy Method, and related learning programs for children with disabilities and veterans with disabilities.
Funds raised will help provide for the medical and daily maintenance needs of the equine therapists.
For information on the ranch, visit KiddyUpRanch.org, or call Tammy Sliger at (727) 203-6595.
For information about donating, visit PascoTaxes.com.
New practice opens in North Tampa
A new primary care and diabetes practice has opened its doors in north Tampa.
The center, Your Best You P.A., is at 15511 N. Florida Ave., Suite 502, and is owned by Shani V. Davis, a nurse practitioner.
Clinic services include adult primary care, diabetes metabolic and chronic disease care, geriatric wellness care, urgent care and other services.
Davis received her bachelor and master degrees in advanced nursing practice from Florida A&M University, and she earned a Doctorate in Nursing Philosophy in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 2013.
Your Best You can be reached at (813) 936-2609, or visit YBYClinic.com.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has given its volunteer Star Awards for the fourth quarter of 2016. The awards were presented at a ceremony in January.
Volunteers receiving a Five Star Award included Wilma Comeau, Linda Donadoni and Virginia (Ginnie) Fournier.
Comeau started as a volunteer in 2010 and has accumulated nearly 1,900 hours of service in the last six years working in the cardiac post-recovery unit waiting room.
Donadoni began volunteering in 2011 at door A and door D, welcoming the public, and has accumulated more than 5,150 hours of service.
Fournier has been a volunteer since 2013 and has accumulated 8,000 hours working as a courier dispatcher, as well as in the gift shop.
BayCare launches patient app
BayCare Health System has launched a free mobile app, HealthNav, to help guide people with non-urgent conditions to convenient, quality medical services.
Users of HealthNav can more easily:
- Find the closest BayCare emergency room
- Make an appointment for an office visit
- See a doctor through a virtual visit
- Reserve a visit at a nearby BayCare Urgent Care Center
- Receive directions and contact information for their desired location
The app combines several processes: symptom checking, mapping a location and scheduling, so that the user can get more information on a possible condition and make a decision about the next step.
HealthNav connects patients to BayCare services across Tampa Bay and Polk County, including 14 leading hospitals, emergency centers, urgent care centers and physicians.
The search can be filtered to look for specific criteria, such as location.
For information, visit BayCare.org/HealthNav.
Gulfside’s hidden works of art
Hidden gems of painted inspiration are waiting to be found at the Gulfside Centers for Hospice Care.
A group of artists, started by Carrie Bronson in memory of her sister who passed away nine years ago, leaves painted message on rocks around the community for unsuspecting passersby to find.
“Pasco Love Rocks for Hospice” strategically places painted rocks at the three Gulfside centers throughout Pasco County for patients and families to find. The patients and families can hold on to the rocks as a way to lift and encourage them.
For those willing to share their rock on social media, they can visit Facebook.com/PascoLoveRocks.
For information about the group, visit the Facebook page, or call (800) 561-4883.