Hospital recognizes 30 years of service
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently honored Shirley Stibal for her 30 years of volunteer service, recognizing her at the hospital’s annual volunteer award banquet. ‘For 30 years Shirley Stibal has served Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point as a courier. In addition to her friendly and polite manner to patients, family, staff and other volunteers, she is always reliably on time and present for her scheduled shift,’ said Donna Owen, director of Volunteer & Pastoral Care, in a release. Her hard work and dedication over the years typifies the character and devotion to serving and exemplifies our mission statement, Owen added.
Pinwheel garden planted
The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club works to bring awareness to and prevention of domestic violence and child abuse through its support and many projects.
Members recently planted signage and a “garden” of blue pinwheels at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park to direct attention to the prevention of child abuse and in support of happy healthy childhoods for all our children.
For information on this community service organization, visit GFWCLutzLandOLakesWomansClub.org.
Charity of the month
The charitable organization for the month of May for Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s offices is CARES (Community Aging & Retirement Services).
The promotion shines a spotlight on three of the top programs offered by CARES, specifically those that ensure area seniors have food to eat, access to health care and support for their caregivers.
Donations will be used to help continue these programs, and can be made at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County.
For information about CARES, call Jemith Rosa at (727) 863-6868, or visit CARESFL.org.
Apple A Day receives $42,000
Tampa Bay Moe’s Southwest Grill locations announced that the Apple A Day Foundation has received a $42,000 donation, resulting from a fundraising effort that took place throughout the month of April.
Every Wednesday, from April 3 to April 24, the Tampa Bay franchise cooperative, which includes 24 locations of the fast-casual southwestern restaurant, donated 25 percent of net in-store sales to the Apple A Day foundation.
The gift is the largest amount that Apple A Day’s Tampa chapter has received from a single donor since opening its doors in 2010.
A locally founded nonprofit organization, Apple A Day provides devices, such as tablets and smartphones, to children undergoing cancer treatment, at no cost to them or their families.
Since its inception, Apple A Day has presented more than 500 iPads/devices to children fighting cancer.
The $42,000 donation will help facilitate a new initiative being launched in partnership with other pediatric cancer organizations by providing 105 local children with a new iPad.
For more information, visit AppleADay.org.
The Alzheimer’s Association hosted “An Evening in White,” a white-attire themed charity benefit at The Vault in Tampa. Guests were able to network and enjoy cocktails and food, and the sounds of jazz trio La Lucha.
The white party theme was inspired by a quote from Stephen King that reads, “Black is the absence of light, but white is the absence of memory, the color of can’t remember.”
Chaired by Ashley Barnett and emceed by former NBC news anchor Gayle Sierens, the event featured a research update by Dr. Susan Steen of Tampa Neurology Associates and the presentation of the Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grant award to Dr. Feng Cheng of the University of South Florida.
The first-time gala raised $170,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association, funds that are critical to advancing research, and providing support and education to families living with Alzheimer’s.
More than 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Florida has the second highest incidence of Alzheimer’s in America with an estimated 560,000 Floridians living with the disease.
Oak Hill Hospital recently recognized two nurses for excellence in nursing, during the hospital’s Awards of Distinction celebration.
The awards were established by its parent company, HCA, to honor outstanding nurses who demonstrate excellence in professional mentoring and in compassionate care. The awards honor exceptional individuals whose work and lives reflect the patient-centered and humanitarian values upon which HCA is founded.
The nominees for the award included:
- Giovanna Cavalucci, Intensive Care Unit
- Cindy Hall, Progressive Care Unit
- Ray Millap, Surgical Services
- Lauren Pardue, Labor and Delivery
- Amber Register, Progressive Care Unit
- Julie Schneider, Surgical Services
- Jessica Smith, Cardiac Observations
The Excellence in Nursing Award for Compassionate Carewas presented to Amber Register, RN.
And, Julie Schneider, RN, received the Excellence in Nursing Professional Mentor Award.
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