Wrapping children in comfort
As an official Project Linus blanket-making site, 45 volunteers from AdventHealth Tampa hand-made 110 blankets to share with pediatric patients at the hospital. AdventHealth employees and members of the community, dubbed ‘blanketeers,’ stepped up to help provide comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. Two of the volunteers were a mother and father whose 9-month-old daughter had received a blanket as a newborn.
The Medical Center of Trinity has been recognized with the following:
- Initial Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, for its internal medicine residency program. The program is accredited for 50 residents starting July 1. This is the hospital’s first step in developing a graduate medical education residency program and a logical progression as the hospital continues to expand into other residency specialties.
- Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award. During the study period, 2015 to 2017, the hospital demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Seniors benefit from CARES programs
Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five county locations highlighted CARES (Community Aging & Retirement Services) as its May charity of the month, and raised $7,700 for the organization.
In a release, Jemith Rosa, president and CEO of CARES, said, “The money they raised for CARES will help frail elderly people in Pasco County who are facing illness, hunger and isolation.”
CARES has “always been important to me,” Fasano added.
“CARES, and more importantly the people they serve, hold a special place in our hearts. The health care professionals who volunteer their time at the senior health clinic to help this aging and medically fragile population are to be applauded for their work.
“The people who make sure food is delivered on a daily basis to homebound seniors, and the caregivers who often give up other aspects of their life to care for their frail loved one, all make this organization unique in our community,” Fasano said.
For information about CARES and its programs, call Jemith Rosa at (727) 863-6868, or visit ElderAffairs.state.fl.us/.
AdventHealth gets A grade
AdventHealth West Florida Division has earned the highest marks possible for patient safety and quality in Tampa Bay.
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, announced its safety ratings for more than 2,600 hospitals across the country.
Only about one-third of those hospitals received an “A” grade, including seven in the AdventHealth West Florida Division: AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Lake Place, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills.
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