Florida Hospital News
- July 17, 2018
Florida Hospital Home Health now provides full speech therapy services to patients in Volusia and Flagler counties.
- July 13, 2018
Florida Hospital Waterman Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Florida Hospital Waterman for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Florida Hospital Waterman was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation in June based on rigorous...
- July 12, 2018
Family medicine physician Dr. Darin Jordan has been named as chief medical officer for Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners.
- July 11, 2018
Annette Carter has been selected to serve as director of learning for the Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties.
- July 10, 2018
Adventist Health System, which includes the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, ranked 53rd among large organizations
- July 10, 2018
After Beating a Brain Tumor, Richard Childress Racing Driver Matt Tifft Visits Cancer Patients at Florida Hospital
While in town to compete at the Daytona International Speedway, Matt Tifft visited patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and shared his personal story of healing after doctors identified a brain tumor in 2016.
- July 9, 2018Florida Hospital New Smyrna’s chief of staff Dr. Davor Pluščec presented the Physician of the Year award to emergency medicine physician Dr. Peter Riga with his family standing by.
- July 5, 2018
Nearly 100 volunteers joined Florida Hospital Flagler for a beach clean-up along Flagler Beach.
- July 3, 2018Florida Hospital Flagler has received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This national accolade recognizes hospitals for preventing serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients and places the Palm Coast hospital in the top 5 percent of all short-term acute...July 3, 2018Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Hollmann spoke to nearly 100 community members about the myths surrounding knee replacement procedures during Florida Hospital DeLand’s luncheon at the Victoria Gardens Clubhouse.July 2, 2018
Prestigious designation recognizes hospitals for efforts in mother-baby bondingJuly 2, 2018
Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, recognizing their extraordinary commitment to the health of their employees.
“Our mission to Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ as we care for the whole person...June 29, 2018Board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. Dennis Hernandez is considered one of the leading experts on pediatric emergency medicine and has published several papers on family-centered care and remedies for emergency department...June 29, 2018
Florida Hospital Waterman has selected Michael Stimson to serve as chief nursing officer (CNO), effective July 9.
In this role, Stimson will be responsible for the organization and administration of nursing care at the 269-bed Tavares hospital. He replaces Lynn Kirman as she begins her...June 28, 2018
Kristin Greco, a nurse on Florida Hospital New Smyrna’s second floor medical/surgical unit, received the DAISY award.June 26, 2018
Florida Hospital Waterman invites new, expectant and potential parents and their families to a Mommy & More event on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at their Tavares campus located at 1000 Waterman Way. The event is free and open to the public.
During...June 25, 2018Chris Rodriguez was working as a deejay when his lungs failed. Doctors initially gave the 28-year-old no hope at recovery.
But that changed when he came to a specialized unit at Florida Hospital that offers life-support via the ECMO machine, which does what the lungs...June 25, 2018
Meagan Copeland will be responsible for planning and executing marketing and public relations strategies for the 112-bed hospital in New Smyrna Beach.June 22, 2018
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Reed addressed common joint issues impacting the hip, knees and shoulders.June 21, 2018
Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, has named Jason Dunkel to the position of President and CEO for Florida Hospital North Pinellas, 1395 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL. Dunkel will assume leadership responsibilities for the 168-bed hospital immediately....June 20, 2018
The agreement is the first-of-its-kind between a school district and major health care provider and serves as a national model.June 19, 2018
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills earned the prestigious award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment of a STEMI. These include emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital...June 18, 2018
Stephanie Mellenberndt will serve as the director of marketing for both Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach.June 13, 2018
Every year, an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of abuse and neglect. In fact, Highlands County had 262 cases of various types of elder abuse opened in 2017, which was down from the previous year’s numbers of 348. Florida Hospital Home Care Services Sebring, along with others...June 12, 2018
Those in attendance at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach on June 5 had battled various types of cancer. Some were still undergoing treatment, while others were celebrating more than 20 years of being cancer-free.June 11, 2018To demonstrate how quickly vehicles can heat up and explain the onset of heat stroke symptoms in children, Dr. Steve Swearingen, emergency medicine physician at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, sat in a car with engine and AC turned off and the windows rolled up for 15 minutes on...June 11, 2018Rick Cazares has been named as director of employed physician marketing for Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, a group of more than 160 primary care physicians and specialists for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties.June 7, 2018
Florida Hospital and North Tampa Christian Academy Team Up to Inspire Next Generation of Health Care Providers
TAMPA, Fla. May 22, 2018
Florida Hospital is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with the North Tampa Christian Academy, now accepting applications for grades K-12 for the 2018-2019 school year. In addition, North Tampa Christian Explorers pre-school...June 7, 2018
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day, Binder added.June 7, 2018
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Earns Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Earning this award from The American Heart Association demonstrates our commitment to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients.June 6, 2018
Bainum Family Foundation Commits $12.75 Million to Help Florida Hospital Foundation, LIFT Orlando Build Early Learning Center in Orlando’s West Lakes Neighborhood
Bethesda, Maryland (June 6, 2018) – Revitalization efforts in Orlando’s West Lakes area will receive a major boost from a new partnership between the Florida Hospital Foundation and the Bethesda-based...June 6, 2018Radiation oncologist Dr. Margarita Racsa addresses the latest trends in radiation oncology for a crowd of more than 70 community members during Florida Hospital DeLand’s free community luncheon at the Victoria Gardens Clubhouse on May 31.June 5, 2018Burns Science and Technology Charter School’s Coach Chris Lickfield managed the program throughout the school year and had great participation from the students: more than 300 students participated, walking and running more than 2,300 miles in total.June 4, 2018
Registered nurse Crystal Haines received the DAISY award.June 4, 2018On June 14 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will host a grand opening celebration of a new Florida Hospital Centra Care urgent care facility. During this free event, attendees will receive tours of the new 5,200 sq. ft. facility, located at 1245...June 2, 2018
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Silver Leader for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is the first hospital in the state to achieve this title.June 1, 2018
Martha Therrien is a Case Manager in the hospital’s Emergency Department and has been with the organization for two and a half years.June 1, 2018
Kelly Ferguson has been selected to serve as director of public and government affairs for the Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties.
In this role, Ferguson will represent Florida Hospital at various government, business and community events and is responsible for...June 1, 2018
Kelly Ferguson has been selected to serve as director of public and government affairs for the Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties.May 31, 2018
— Florida Hospital and GE Healthcare Partners are working together to design and build a command center that will transform clinical operations at Florida Hospital locations across Central Florida. The high-tech center, the first of its kind in the region, will use predictive analytics to help...May 31, 2018
Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute first in Lake County to offer Cancer Care Navigator Program
Florida Hospital Waterman is the first and only hospital in Lake County to provide cancer patients with a Cancer Care Navigator as part of their comprehensive Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute services.
Cancer Care Navigators are specially trained nurses who guide patients...May 31, 2018
Each hospital hosted an event for its EMS personnel throughout the week to recognize the brave men and women who dedicate themselves to saving lives.May 30, 2018
Orlando, Pittsburgh physicians save teen’s life with Central Florida’s first pediatric liver transplant
A team of surgeons from Florida Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC performed Central Florida’s first pediatric liver transplant, saving the life of a local teenager.
The health care systems are pleased to announce the child was just released from the hospital and is...May 30, 2018
Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer for American women, with approximately one in seven women developing breast cancer, Gill explained during the event.May 29, 2018
Florida Hospital New Smyrna recognized Jerry Tager (center), an exercise specialist in the cardiopulmonary department with the Starfish Award. This award recognizes employees that are not nurses, but still provide impactful, compassionate patient care.May 29, 2018
On May 22, more than 40 people joined Florida Hospital HospiceCare for the eighth annual Blessing of the Bricks event in “Kelly’s Corner,” the memorial butterfly garden at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House.May 24, 2018
New Smyrna Beach High School senior Caitlin Sachiko Chiampou received a $3,000 scholarship from the Charlie and Elaine Meyer Scholarship fund.May 24, 2018
The Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation donated new medical equipment to the hospital’s emergency department and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center.May 24, 2018
Kyle Glass will serve as chief financial officer (CFO) as of May 28 and Samuel Aguero will serve as chief operating officer (COO) as of June 25.May 23, 2018
Gastroenterologist Dr. Issam Nasr (center) was named as Florida Hospital Flagler’s physician of the quarter.