Muscular Dystrophy boot drive
Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano will feature the Pasco Fire Rescue’s annual “Boot Drive” as its charitable organization for the month of August.
All proceeds from this promotional effort will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), which is a key organization supported by Pasco Fire Rescue/Pasco Firefighters Charities.
Donations (filling the boot) can be made at any of the five tax collector offices in Pasco County. To find locations, visit PascoTaxes.com.
For more about the charitable giving programs through the tax collector, call Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179.
For information about the Fire Rescue/Firefighters charities, call Sean Messer at 813-929-2750.
Sertoma Club raises funds
The West Pasco Sertoma Club has donated $26,482.32 to The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida Inc.
The bulk of the donation will be used in the foundation’s first and last month’s rent, and a security deposit for an upcoming move to a larger location. The remaining $5,000 will help with moving expenses.
The club raises funds each year to support the foundation through three events — barbecue dinners at Chasco Fiesta, Family Fun Day, and the Celebration of Lights.
To learn more about the foundation, visit FamilyHearingHelp.org.
Top hospitals named
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and St. Joseph’s Hospital-North have been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list, according to a news release.
This is the fifth year in a row both hospitals have been recognized with the honor as a top performing hospital in the U.S.
“It is gratifying to know that one of the best 100 hospitals in the United States is right here in Wesley Chapel,” said Erik Wangsness, president and CEO of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, in the release.
“This is a testament to our physicians and team’s daily commitment to providing compassionate, whole-person care to our community,” said Wangsness.
Tom Garthwaite, St. Joseph’s North president, said in the release, “It is an honor to be recognized as one of the Top 100 hospitals in the U.S. 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…By focusing on our patients, we provide true patient-centered care in a pleasant healing environment.”
The hospitals included on the list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators, including survival rates, patient complications, health care-associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.
To see more of the top hospitals named, visit 100TopHospitals.com.