Florida Hospital News
- August 29, 2016
Florida Hospital emergency departments, with locations in Sebring, Lake Placid and Wauchula, are excited to announce their new partnership with U.S. Acute Care Solutions. Featuring a staff of board-certified acute care physicians, U.S.A.C.S. and the highly-trained clinical staff at Florida...
- August 29, 2016
Florida Hospital for Children granted Magnet® status for excellence in nursing practices and strategies
For a second time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has granted Florida Hospital for Children Magnet® recognition, which establishes the hospital as a national leader in nursing and patient care. Only 7 percent of the nation's hospitals have received this recognition.
- August 29, 2016
On Aug. 23, the Florida Hospital DeLand Foundation donated $8,600 to the hospital. The funds were raised from donor and employee donations and will enable the hospital to purchase new mobile bassinets for the 12-bed BirthCare Center.
- August 26, 2016
Starting today, children and families in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, will be able to access Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Programs at Florida Hospital Tampa and all pediatric emergency care at Florida Hospitals across Tampa Bay will be coordinated by John Hopkins All...
- August 26, 2016
Staff from Florida Hospital New Smyrna and New Smyrna Beach Middle School stand with the school supplies hospital staff collected and donated for local children in need.
- August 25, 2016On Aug. 19, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial donated school supplies and uniforms to Orange City Elementary School. Employees donated nearly 1,300 items to the school, all of which helped the students start the year on a positive note. Danielle Johnson, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial chief...August 24, 2016
Danny Mihalic was selected to serve as assistant vice president of finance.August 23, 2016
A 16-year-old Florida Hospital for Children patient has survived an infection that almost always kills. Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as brain-eating amoeba, is found in warm freshwater and has a fatality rate of more than 97 percent.August 23, 2016
Florida Hospital HospiceCare has selected Kathy Garcia as the new assistant director of clinical operations in Volusia and Flagler counties.August 22, 2016
Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center with locations in Sebring and Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula, has been named a 2016 Most Wired health system, based on the results of HealthCare’s Most Wired survey. This year marks the...August 22, 2016
Florida Hospital DeLand hosted a blessing ceremony for more than 200 backpacks that staff stuffed with school supplies and donated to first graders at Edith I. Stark Elementary.August 19, 2016
Florida Hospital for Children is bringing the clinical experience and expertise in program development of the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program to Central Florida. The affiliation is part of Florida Hospital’s larger strategy to expand its own pediatric bone marrow...August 17, 2016
On Aug. 10, Florida Hospital DeLand hosted a free community seminar featuring orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Hollmann. Over lunch, Hollmann discussed the diagnosis and treatment options for knee pain.August 16, 2016
Eddie Goncalves, Florida Hospital Flagler chaplain, stands with Barbara Clutter, Florida Hospital Flagler pastoral care volunteer, and her husband Tom, as they prepared 43 support boxes to be shipped overseas to military personnel serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait.August 15, 2016
Michael McNamee named as the new orthopedic navigator.August 12, 2016
Florida Hospital’s annual “Backpacks for Kids” campaign is delivering school supplies to children in need around Central Florida just in time for the start of school. Thousands of pencils, crayons, folders, notebooks and other supplies were collected at Florida Hospital, and will be dispersed...August 12, 2016
Rotary International has awarded Florida Hospital Sharing Smiles a $163,568 grant to benefit its medical mission work in Latin America. The grant represents contributions from 36 Rotary clubs in Central Florida and a matching amount from The Rotary Foundation.August 12, 2016
Katie Fazio is the new nurse navigator for cancer patients receiving treatment at Florida Hospital Flagler.August 11, 2016
Military and medicine meet as U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mark Hertling discusses, signs new leadership book
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mark Hertling, who spent nearly 40 years in the U.S. Army before turning his attention to America’s health care system, will hold a discussion and signing for his new book, “Growing Physician Leaders.”August 11, 2016
Adventist Health System, which includes the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, named a 2016 Most Wired health systemAugust 10, 2016
Board certified internal medicine physicians Dr. Mark La Starza and Dr. Michael Townsend of Coastal Internal Medicine Specialists have joined the Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners medical staff at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.August 9, 2016
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) tenth annual backpack drive for local students in need got great support from its staff and volunteers.August 9, 2016
Nine East Pasco individuals have recently been selected to serve two, two-year terms as members of the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) Foundation Board. They join 11 other Board volunteers who are currently serving.August 9, 2016Throughout August, the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Deltona Health Park will be illuminated with blue light in support of law enforcement.August 8, 2016
Florida Hospital today released its annual Community Benefit Report, which details the financial contributions the organization made in Central Florida through charity care, educational funding and its support of local organizations and initiatives. Florida Hospital provided...August 8, 2016
16 Private Rooms are Unique to Volusia County: Reduces the Risk of Infections, Provides a Better Bonding Experience for Babies, and Creates a More Healing Environment, Allowing Families to Go Home SoonerAugust 5, 2016
Acclaimed surgeon and author Atul Gawande to speak at Florida Hospital’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Dr. Atul Gawande, renowned surgeon and best-selling author of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” will be the featured speaker at Florida Hospital’s Distinguished Lecture Series event in September. Gawande will discuss aging and death, and how medicine can...August 5, 2016
Michael Fry has been living at Florida Hospital Orlando for the past month as he undergoes chemotherapy treatment for leukemia.
He and his fiancée Tonia only learned a month ago that Michael had the disease, and have since had to uproot from their home in Lake Placid, Fla...August 5, 2016
Nearly 70 community members joined Florida Hospital Flagler for an informative seminar entitled “How to Protect Your Savings from Senior Care Expenses.”August 4, 2016Michael Daffin has been selected to serve as the director of physician relations for the Florida Hospital East Florida Region, which encompasses the six Florida Hospitals located within Volusia and Flagler counties. In this new role, Daffin is responsible for strategic physician marketing...August 3, 2016
On July 27, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center recognized gastroenterologist Dr. Adel Daas as the physician of the quarter for the second quarter of 2016. From left to right: Randy Pirtle, Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners vice president and chief operating officer; Ed Noseworthy,...August 2, 2016Florida Hospital New Smyrna lab director Scott Ratchford spoke to the fourth and fifth grade students during the Chisholm Elementary School’s annual career fair and discussed the various career opportunities in healthcare’s laboratory field.August 1, 2016
Maria Pinheiro has been selected to serve as the nursing director of Florida Hospital DeLand’s medical and surgical units.July 29, 2016
New technology that helps reduce paperwork, improve accuracy and prevent identity theft.July 28, 2016
Technology helps locate elusive veins, avoiding painful multiple sticks for patients.July 27, 2016
Mary Jane Lindquist has been selected to serve as clinical nurse manager of the progressive care unit (PCU).July 27, 2016
Throughout August, Florida Hospital will host a series of lectures featuring orthopedic surgeons at the hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties. These seminars will focus on various orthopedic conditions and they impact they can have on a healthy lifestyle.July 26, 2016Cara Truitt has been selected to serve as the executive director of consumer marketing for the Florida Hospital East Florida Region, which encompasses the six Florida Hospitals located within Volusia and Flagler counties.July 26, 2016
Dr. Steven Bower was named the physician of the quarter at Florida Hospital Flagler.July 25, 2016
On June 29, the Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation golf tournament raised more than $100,000 to benefit the new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, slated to open on Aug. 8.July 22, 2016Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO Rob Deininger holds a plaque from the Deltona Little League, given in appreciation of the hospital’s sponsorship to support the health and wellness of youth baseball players throughout the community.July 22, 2016
From 2:30-4:30 p.m., the community is invited to tour the new NICU and celebrate this milestone with games, snacks and good company. To learn more or to RSVP to the open house event, call (386) 231-2229.July 21, 2016
Vascular surgeon Dr. Megan Carroll has joined the Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners medical staff at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.July 21, 2016
Ryan Willis has joined Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) as its CFO, bringing with him years of progressively responsible experience within the Adventist Health System (AHS).
Willis has been the Assistant Vice President of Finance for Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Hospital...July 20, 2016
Brenda Lepuschitz was exhausted. She developed pulmonary hypertension. Her blood pressure would spike for no reason. She even fell asleep at the dinner table.
Lepuschitz was eventually diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Tests showed her sleep was constantly interrupted as she...July 20, 2016
Florida Hospital DeLand has promoted Myra Soto from laboratory manager to director of laboratory services.July 19, 2016
The hospital received two 2016 Aster Awards, a gold and a silver, for two different marketing and advertising campaigns.July 19, 2016
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) hosted the B.E.S.T Summer Academy for two weeks at the end of June for 21 high school students who are interested in pursuing a career as a physician, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, dentist or other health professional.July 15, 2016
Dade City’s first Trail Jam took place on Saturday, June 25, at the Hardy Trail. Sponsored by Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Wicked Awesome Racing and the Dade City Youth Council, there were outdoor activities for children, teens and adults at every fitness level. The goal was to keep attendees...July 15, 2016
Women from the Salvation Army received free mammograms from Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center on June 24.