New president/CEO named
AdventHealth has named Mike Murrill president and CEO for AdventHealth Zephyrhills, AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Connerton, effective July 30, according to a news release.
Murrill started his career with AdventHealth more than 20 years ago as an administrative resident.
He most recently served in the Southeast Region of AdventHealth, where he led AdventHealth Redmond in Rome, Georgia, through its transition into the AdventHealth system, in addition to his role as regional CEO.
Previously, he served as president/CEO of AdventHealth Gordon and AdventHealth Murray, also in the Southeast Region, as well as president/CEO of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth LaGrange and UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale in the Great Lakes Region.
Murrill earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Andrews University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“I’m honored to step into this new role and join the talented team extending Christ’s healing ministry in West Florida,” said Murrill in the release. “AdventHealth has passionate and highly skilled leaders and caregivers across its continuum of care, and I’m excited to start working with our colleagues in Zephyrhills, Dade City and Connerton.”
Lutz youth advocate
Eleven-year-old Luke Schmid, of Lutz, recently visited Washington D.C., to represent type 1 diabetes (T1D) face-to-face with decision-makers in the government at the JDRF Children’s Congress.
Schmid called on members of Congress to renew the Special Diabetes Program, a federal program funded at $150 million per year to support research to prevent, cure and treat T1D. The program is set to expire in September.
The youth shared his experiences about living with T1D and why research to fund life-changing therapies until a cure can be found is critical.
Schmid loves to play soccer and read, and is a part of his school’s engineering club.
Schmid previously met with members of Congress through Promise to Remember Me meetings with his mother.
Mental health services
Christie Campus Health, a provider of mental health and well-being support services to colleges and universities nationwide, has announced a partnership with The University of Tampa (UT) to offer its students access to the 24/7 Clinical Support Line, according to a news release.
“We are delighted to partner with The University of Tampa to help them expand mental health services for their students,” said Kaitlin Gallo, Ph.D., Christi Campus chief clinical officer, in the release.
“The 24/7 Support Line gives students instant access to licensed clinicians at any time, anywhere. The resource will be a great asset to not only students, but faculty as well,” said Gallo.
Students also will be connected to next steps, if required, to ensure they receive the mental health support they need.
Christie Campus currently offers its comprehensive mental health platform to more than 100 colleges and universities, supporting more than 700,000 students nationally and internationally.
To learn more, visit ChristieCampus.com.
The American Heart Association recently recognized AdventHealth Zephyrhills with the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award. The hospital team also achieved Stroke Honor Roll Elite, which recognizes the facility for administering the life-saving drug TPA to stroke patients within 45 minutes of arriving at the hospital. This honor highlights the AdventHealth Zephyrhills’ efforts in applying the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community.
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel announced the purchase of cutting-edge technology for its hematology department that aims to significantly expedite the turnaround time for cancer test results, according to a news release. The AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation provided more than $400,000 in donations for this addition to the lab.
The new Sysmex and Cellavision technology allows one scientist to complete about three to five times as many patient samples at a time.
The new Sysmex performs a complete blood count, makes a slide if needed, stains the slide, and transitions the slide to the Cellavision.
The Cellavision then captures many microscopic pictures and uses mathematical formulas to categorize the blood cells, the release said.
Scientists then review the images, reclassify them as necessary, and provide results quickly.
The new lab technology also will cater to the growing demand for oncology services in Pasco County, while easing the workload of the health care team, through a more integrated and automated diagnostic process.
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel expanded its oncology services just over two years ago, recognizing the increasing and crucial need for cancer treatment in the county.