The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is partnering with Pasco County Schools to provide WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) services at The Hub, at Gulfside Elementary School in Holiday, according to a news release.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding assistance, and referrals for health care and community services.
Gulfside Elementary is a Community Partnership School that provides a range of services to families through innovative partnerships with agencies and organizations in the area, such as the University of South Florida, Premier Community HealthCare, the YMCA, and the Florida Department of Health-Pasco County. Providing WIC services on a school campus is a first for Pasco County.
WIC services will be available at Gulfside, 2329 Anclote Blvd., every Wednesday.
AdventHealth Tampa has announced the accreditation of its new Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.
The four-year training will provide a learning environment that combines robust clinical experiences, including hands-on experience, new ways of learning, and opportunities to develop professionally, according to a news release.
AdventHealth’s residency program will focus on creating a culture of learning that aligns with its mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
The program welcomes people from all backgrounds, encourages people to fearlessly express genuine caring, compassion and empathy, and is deeply dependent on teamwork. The curriculum is evidence-based, employing the best practices in educational theory and state-of-the-art facilities, the release said.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program will welcome new residents on campus in Summer 2024.
Those interested must submit an application online through the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges, at tinyurl.com/yc3fk5wt.
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 1 to be eligible for consideration.
Patrol cars get AEDs
AdventHealth Heart of Florida is teaming up with the Haines City Police Department to provide life-saving devices to help officers respond to emergency calls, according to an AdventHealth West Florida Division news release.
The hospital is donating seven AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) to be placed in patrol cars. An AED is a medical device used when a person is in cardiac arrest — pads are placed on a person’s chest, the machine monitors the heart rhythm and, if needed, delivers an electrical shock to help reestablish a normal heart rate. An AED can be more effective than CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) alone, when used during a heart attack.
Haines City Police Chief Greg Goreck said in the release, the donation is another example of a great partnership with AdventHealth that helps serve Haines City residents.
To learn more, visit AdventHealth.com.