Lions Club receives eyewear donation
Members of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club continue to outdo themselves during this difficult pandemic year with their donations to myriad local organizations. Elaine Pittman recently delivered 91 pairs of eyewear to the Lutz-Land O’Lakes Lions Club for its mission in Third World countries. From left: Lions Club President Jackie Cameron, Elaine Pittman and Lions Club member Claudette Henry. For membership and community service information about the woman’s club, visit LutzLandOLakesWomansClub.org, or its Facebook page.
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.
St. Joseph’s Hospital-North has received Primary Stroke Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, an international accrediting body that emphasizes clinical best practices and a disciplined management system, according to a news release.
The certification signifies clinical excellence through diagnosis, stabilization and treatment by the hospital’s stroke team.
Prior to the certification, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North underwent a rigorous review process, as a team of DNV GL surveyors observed practices, interviewed teams and reviewed documentation.
The survey incorporates standards from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition and recommendations from the American Stroke Association.
The DNV GL certification is St. Joseph’s Hospital-North’s third significant award for the treatment of strokes and heart attacks in the last nine months.
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
This is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has been recognized with this honor, as one of the top performing hospitals in the United States.
“We are honored to be receiving this recognition for the fourth year in a row,” said Erik Wangsness, president and CEO of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel.
“At the heart of an award-winning hospital is an award-winning staff. This award recognizes our physicians’ and teams’ daily commitment to providing compassionate, whole-person care to our community. It is gratifying to know that one of the best 100 hospitals in the United States is right here in Wesley Chapel,” said Wangsness.
In addition to this accolade, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has again attained a CMS five-star ranking by the federal government.
The CMS ranking system assigns a star rating to hospitals based on performance across several quality categories.
Only 455 out of more than 3,300 CMS-ranked hospitals received a five-star rating.
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was the only hospital in Tampa Bay to achieve a CMS five-star rating in 2020.
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