Helping to grow stronger communities
The Pepin Family Foundation has donated $10,000 to Hands Across the Bay, to benefit Mackenzie’s Empowerment Zone, in Pepin’s new Donation & Empowerment Center. The sponsorhip will go toward hosting classes for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, first responders and law enforcement suffering from PTSD, and parents of chronically ill children. The Pepin foundation works to partner with and support organizations that help to improve access to quality health care services and educational programming. To learn more, visit PepinFoundation.org.
Hospitals named best
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills have each been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, placing them in the top 5% of hospitals in the country, and positions both as overall leaders in clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades, in a news release.
This is the second consecutive year both hospitals have earned the distinction, and are the only two hospitals in Pasco County and two of only three in Tampa Bay to achieve the honor in 2022.
Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions to assess overall hospital performance.
Recipients of the award have consistently delivered better-than-expected outcomes for their patients.
For more information, visit HealthGrades.com.
Rescue Plan funding
The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners has approved $16.4 million in American Rescue Plan funding for three local hospitals, according to a news release.
Commissioners unanimously approved funding for Tampa General Hospital, for the continued development of 28 dedicated inpatient infectious disease beds.
AdventHealth Carrollwood also will receive funding, to repurpose two existing structures to expand its COVID-19 surge capacity by 24 inpatient beds.
In addition, funding was approved for St. Joseph’s Hospital, to build a 25-bed inpatient psychiatric progressive medical unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North.
The hospital funding agreements will be in effect through July 31, 2024.