AdventHealth opens new care pavilion
AdventHealth West Florida Division and Robins & Morton, a construction firm, celebrated the ribbon-cutting of the AdventHealth Care Pavilion Central Pasco, 2435 Bexley Village Drive in Land O’ Lakes, on Aug. 7. The two-story, 28,605-square-foot facility includes 24 patient beds, two procedure rooms, and an imaging suite featuring MRI, CT, X-ray, mammography, and bone density rooms. A lab and babysitting area complete the space. The pavilion is adjacent to the AdventHealth Central Pasco Emergency Department.
Safe Haven for Newborns
A Safe Haven for Newborns is dedicated to saving the lives of newborns from the dangers of abandonment and assisting pregnant girls/women in crisis. Child abandonment is escalating worldwide, according to a Safe Haven newsletter.
The Safe Haven program provides a mother with the resources she needs prior to giving birth, allowing her to make an informed decision that is in the best interest of her unborn child and hers.
Safe Haven offers referrals across all 67 Florida counties, for services such as maternity homes, shelters, counseling, health-related issues, help for abuse, suicide prevention, connecting to Medicaid, and information for adoption (open or closed).
It also offers a 24/7 multilingual confidential helpline and information through its website, ASafeHavenForNewborns.com.
By Florida law, a newborn 7 days of age or younger and unharmed, can be surrendered at any of the participating hospitals or 24/7 staffed fire/EMS stations displaying the Safe Haven for Newborn signage and surrendered in the arms of a staff member. No questions are asked and mothers are free from the fear of prosecution.
Health care professionals also can use Safe Haven’s free web-based training, on the steps to follow when a newborn is surrendered.
For information on how to help through monetary donations, in-kind donations and the donation of time, visit ASafeHavenForNewborns.com.
The Florida helpline can be reached at 877-767-2229. The national helpline is 844-767-2229.
Both helplines are open 24/7 and are confidential and multilingual.