Hospital recognized for 40 years of service
A resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Pasco County congratulated Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point on its 40 years of service to Pasco County citizens and its transition to an award-winning medical center.
Bayonet Point-Hudson Hospital opened its doors in 1981, in a small facility serving the northwest Pasco community of less than 25,000 people.
The medical center adopted a new name in 1997, transforming to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The facility is connected to the nation’s largest healthcare system, HCA Healthcare.
Bayonet Point also received the 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for a fourth-consecutive year. The award recognizes a hospital’s excellence in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay.
The hospital is the only Level II Trauma center serving Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.
And, its graduate medical education program has earned Bayonet Point a Statutory Teaching Hospital designation.
For more on the hospital’s achievements, visit BayonetPointHospital.com/about/newsroom.
Mental health awareness
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) helps to fight the stigma of mental illness, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
This year, NAMI will continue to amplify the message of “You Are Not Alone,” and will use the time to focus on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health and acknowledging that it is OK to not be OK.
The organization will use its own blog, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements and national events to share the vision where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
For information and a list of events, visit NAMI.org/calendar.
The Oasis Pregnancy Care Centers has opened a new office at 37522 Meridian Ave., in Dade City.
The center provides pregnancy tests, ultrasounds by appointment, pregnancy options counseling, pregnancy and parenting classes, essential baby items, and community resources and referrals.
All services are free, and are provided in English and in Spanish.
For information, call 352-534-5003.
Gulfside needs volunteers
The Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe Team is looking for volunteers ages 15 and older for its Dade City, Lutz and Zephyrhills stores.
Volunteer duties include greeting and assisting customers, sorting and pricing items, and accepting donated items.
The proceeds from each of the Gulfside shops directly support its patient care costs and the operation of the Gulfside Centers for Hospice Care.
For information, visit Gulfside.org/thrift-shoppes.
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