A total health care commitment
Continuing its commitment to making quality health care more convenient, accessible and affordable for customers, Walmart Health has expanded in the Lutz, Hudson and New Port Richey communities, according to a news release.
The Walmart Health centers, adjacent to their respective supercenters, will deliver primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, behavioral health, dental, select specialty services, and community health all in one facility.
The health centers will offer care seven days a week with weekend and evening hours, as well as telehealth options on Sundays.
The new Lutz center is at 1563 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., adjacent to Store No. 988 Supercenter.
The other centers are at 12582 U.S. 19 in Hudson and 8901 State Road 54 in New Port Richey.
Senior centers tapped for vaccine
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is contracting with up to 150 senior centers to administer 15,000 updated COVID-19 and flu vaccines this fall, as part of its Vaccine Uptake Initiative, funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, according to a news release.
“New strains of COVID and flu are already circulating, and we know that older adults continue to be at higher risk of getting ill from these viruses,” said Ramsey Alwin, NCOA president and CEO, in the release.
“Seniors centers are trusted messengers in their communities, and they have what it takes to make sure older adults stay protected this respiratory season,” said Alwin.
Participating senior centers will receive $10,000 each and will be required to administer a minimum of 100 COVID-19 and/or flu shots to older adults and people with disabilities.
The centers will target diverse and hard-to-reach populations, including communities of color, rural individuals, and Spanish speakers.
The 150 senior centers will join the 180 community-based organizations that NCOA selected earlier this year as grantees for the Vaccine Uptake Initiative. The 180 grantees will administer a total of 317,000 COVID-19 and flu vaccines.
For more information, visit NCOA.org and click on the “Older Adults” tab.
HCA Florida Trinity Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability, according to a news release.
Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts — part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die, the release said.
Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.
Get With The Guidelines – Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.
Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.
HCA Florida Trinity Hospital also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Elite Plus award.
In addition, HCA Florida Trinity Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.
Published September 27, 2023