Supporting those in crisis
The GFWC Wesley Chapel Woman’s Club welcomed guest speaker Katie Rockman, from The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, to a recent meeting. Rockman, assistant director of development, spoke about the different ways the center helps people in need, including veterans speaking with veterans who suffer from PTSD, and assisting victims of violent crimes. Anyone in need of help can dial 211 on the phone and reach someone at The Crisis Center. The woman’s club also made a $500 donation to help with the center’s mission. From left: club treasurer Kim Hanscel, club president Cindi Nalon, and Katie Rockman.
NAMI Pasco seeks donations
NAMI Pasco (National Alliance on Mentall Illness) is asking for donations of the following items, for its office:
- School supplies
- Fall décor
- Holiday décor
- A couch (it would need to be delivered)
- Things on its Amazon Wish List
Brain aneurysm awareness
The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation announced that Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation recognizing September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.
The mission of the foundation is to raise awareness, and support and fund neurological research, training and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions in honor of Trinity Love Hoblit who passed away in 2015 at the age of 14 from a ruptured brain aneurysm.
“We are honored that Governor DeSantis has issued the proclamation,” said Olivia Hoblit, president and founder of the foundation, in a news release.
“Compared to other conditions like cardiac arrest and stroke, most people have little awareness about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm. Just like a heart attack or a stroke, a ruptured brain aneurysm is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Awareness is the beginning of prevention, and we are tremendously grateful to Governor Ron DeSantis for his support in spreading awareness across Florida,” said Hoblit.
For the full proclamation and additional information, visit tinyurl.com/fv9srckx.
Medical center recognized
The Medical Center of Trinity has been recognized by Healthgrades for:
- 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award
- 2021 for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery
- Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery in 2021
- Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for Seven Years in a Row (2015-2021)
- Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for Seven Years in a Row (2015-2021)
“We are proud to offer expectant moms in the Tampa Bay area quality women’s services, which keep them close to home,” said Dr. Corbi Milligan, chief medical officer, in a news release.
“From Labor and Delivery, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Maternal Fetal Medicine and the continuation of these five-star awards, families can trust Medical Center of Trinity for the birth of their baby,” said Milligan.
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for hospitals across 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2017 through 2019. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes.
St. Joseph’s Hospitals in top 100
The group of five St. Joseph’s Hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Luz, was named among the nation’s Top 100 hospitals by Fortune/IBM Watson Health.
This is the fourth consecutive year that St. Joseph’s Hospitals has earned the honor, and the fifth time overall.
The four other hospitals included in the recognition are St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, all in Tampa, and St. Joseph’s Hospital-South in Riverview.
“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the Top 100 hospitals in the U.S.,” said Tom Garthwaite, president of St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, in a news release.
“This award speaks to the dedication of our medical staff and team members who work to improve the health care for our North Hillsborough and East/Central Pasco communities. The Top 100 award recognizes quality care, great patient outcomes as well as our patient’s experience. By focusing on our patients, we provide true patient-centered care in a pleasant, healing environment,” said Garthwaite.
For the first time, this year’s ranking of top hospitals also introduced a measure of hospitals’ contributions to community health with a focus on equity developed by a team of experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In BayCare’s most recent annual report, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North contributed approximately $12.1 million that went to charity care, unreimbursed care and direct community services. St. Joseph’s Hospital-North has also provided essential items and holiday gifts to families at the San Jose Mission in Dover.
For more information on the Top 100 hospitals, visit 100tophospitals.com.