Serving the community, in more ways than one
The Little Women of Lutz recently visited the Ronald McDonald House on Davis Island to prepare a meal for the parents of children who are locally hospitalized. From left: Kate Frederick, Bridget Swenson, Ava Stiglic, advisors Nancy Branham and Pam Blumenthal, Katelynn Andrews, Ava Frederick, advisor Linda Mitchell, and Alyssa Mitchell. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Lutz Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information, email .
Safe Haven license plates
The State of Florida has approved the A Safe Haven for Newborns specialty license plate, the revenue of which will help to fund the many programs Safe Haven offers to girls and women in distress.
The cost of a presale voucher by check is $33; by credit card, $34.03.
Upon meeting the presale quota of 3,000 vouchers, the tax collector’s office will send a voucher to the buyer to exchange for the specialty plate. The process can take two months to four months.
The new tag will be available at all vehicle registration offices across the state, once the quota is reached.
For information, visit ASafeHavenForNewborns.com/ways-to-help/licenseplate/.
New dental office
Dental Care at Livingston Marketplace, 2701 E. County Line Road in Lutz, is expected to open at the end of the December, according to a news release.
Dr. Rachel Franz will offer dental services at this full-service, state-of-the-art family practice.
The dentist and her team will offer a variety of services including routine cleanings, simple fillings, and in-depth restorative and cosmetic services.
For more information, visit DentalCareAtLivingstonMarketplace.com.
Top grade for Lutz hospital
St. Joseph’s Hospital-North received an A from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that promotes patient safety. The hospital was ranked in Leapfrog’s Fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades, according to a news release.
The nonprofit collects and analyzes data about infections, accidents, injuries and errors at nearly 3,000 general hospitals, and in the spring and fall it assigns letter grades ranging from A to F, and publicly releases those grades.
“At St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, the safety of our patients is always a top priority,” said Tom Garthwaite, president, in the release.
“Our teams work diligently every day to provide safe, quality care. Earning a Leapfrog A is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of our medical staff and team members,” said Garthwaite.
For more information about Leapfrog, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.