A walk to support breast cancer awareness
The City of Zephyrhills Government Staff had a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., on Oct. 28, with dozens of employees, friends and family lacing up their sneakers and jumping right in for a meaningful cause: to raise awareness and show support for victims of the disease. Attendees listened to inspirational stories from colleagues who have faced breast cancer head-on with courage and determination. The gathering also featured a bake sale and jewelry sale, with proceeds going directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a nonprofit organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives.
Trinity is a top hospital
HCA Florida Trinity Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare, has been recognized on the 2023 Fortune/PINC AI 100 Top Hospitals list for excellence in patient outcomes and experience, operational efficiency, financial health and community impact. Thirty-two HCA Healthcare hospitals were recognized on the list this year, according to a news release.
The study used a balanced scorecard approach focused on clinical, operational, financial, and patient perception to evaluate 2,644 short-term, acute care, nonfederal U.S. hospitals. The program is strictly based on performance and publicly available data, including Medicare reports and patient satisfaction data.
In comparison to other hospitals, the study found the top 100 hospitals had better outcomes, including lower mortality rates, fewer complications, lower health care-associated infection rates and shorter lengths of stay, the release said.
HCA Florida Trinity Hospital’s awards and accolades also include an “A” Patient Safety Grade spring 2023 from the Leapfrog Group, 37 hospital quality awards from Healthgrades, which reflect the hospital’s dedication to delivering better-than-expected clinical outcomes, and the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus award from the American Heart Association.
Learning to see differently
The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind hosted its eighth annual Dining in the Dark experience at the Heritage Pines Country Club in Hudson.
Guests experienced an interactive reception during which they wore blindfolds while doing different activities at various stations. The event also provided a performance by The Two Tenors of Tampa Bay and a speech by Rhonda Warren, Lighthouse’s newest board member.
The interactive stations included a dining area where guests tried to decipher their food using their sense of touch, smell and taste; a technology station where guests wore simulator glasses so they could try to read printed material using a video magnifier; a production and craft station that had guests try to pack batteries in boxes and make pumpkin crafts; and a station where those in attendance wore a blindfold while walking with a white cane with one of Lighthouse’s orientation and mobility instructors.
Proceeds from Dining in the Dark are used to help Lighthouse meet the need for programs and services provided to its clients and their families.
For more information, visit LVIB.org.