‘White Coats for Black Lives’
AdventHealth physicians, nurses and other team members across West Florida took to bended knee together in solidarity with other health care professionals across the nation, for a moment of silent reflection as part of the ‘White Coats for Black Lives’ campaign.
The nationwide movement is centered on combatting higher rates of disease among black communities; high barriers of entry to the health care industry for black individuals; lower rates of black medical students; and, the fear among black individuals to seek medical care.
All AdventHealth team members were invited to join in kneeling for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, in remembrance of George Floyd and others.
Those who participated maintained social distance, wore masks, and were encouraged to share photos as an expression of support online with #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives.
People to People
AARP Community Connections offers its Friendly Voices program for those that may feel isolated and need a voice on the other end of the line to help in challenging times, or just to say hello.
To request a call for yourself or a loved one, call (888) 281-0145 and leave your information. A trained volunteer will call you back.
New BayCare doctors
BayCare Medical Group, 2529 Cypress Ridge Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, has welcomed two new doctors to its staff.
Dr. Radhika Ranganathan is board certified in pediatrics and accepts patients newborn to age 18. She is affiliated with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, and speaks Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and medical Spanish.
Dr. Steven Shechtman is board certified in internal medicine and accepts patients age 18 and older. His focus is long-term, comprehensive and complex illnesses in adults and in the elderly.
To reach either doctor at BayCare Medical Group, call (813) 920-1800.
Charity of the month
All five locations of the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office will offer opportunities for customers to donate to AdventHealth’s Care 360 Transportation Fund, during the month of June.
The Care 360 fund provides the cost of transportation services that help seniors and other patients in need get to and from the hospital for appointments, treatments and when they need a ride home upon discharge from the hospital.
For information about the AdventHealth Foundation and the transportation fund, call Connie Bladon at (813) 929-5497.
For information about the charitable giving programs at the tax collector’s office, contact Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector, at (727) 847-8179, or visit PascoTaxes.com.
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