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Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Hosts B.E.S.T. Academy Program

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills proudly announces the 2015 B.E.S.T. Academy® Camp Program to give local students the opportunity to work side-by-side with experienced health care professionals. Twenty high school students ranging from 10th to 12th grade with high academic standing will have a chance to learn what it takes to pursue a career as a health care professional. The students were chosen from various Pasco High Schools, including Zephyrhills High School, Pasco High School and Wiregrass High School.

“We are so excited to have the students here at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills,” said Joan Conrad, Director of Patient Experience at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. “This is an excellent mentoring opportunity and an investment in both our youth and for the future of our community.”

The B.E.S.T. program goal is provide hands-on experience for students in real life situations and help them better understand the function of each department. Activities include hospital rotations, workshops on health careers and health issues, guest speakers, etc. The two week program begins on June 15, 2015 and ends with an award ceremony on Friday, June 26th at 11:50 am at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. All who participated in the B.E.S.T. program will be recognized.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 139-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a member of the Florida Hospital network of Adventist Health System, one of the largest health care providers in the state of Florida. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, and HealthGrades for excellence in providing top quality patient care with special emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute has received recognition in the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical offerings, including orthopedic services such as hip and knee replacement and advanced MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee replacement. The newly renovated Women’s Health Center offers comprehensive services for women including gynecology, urology and pelvic floor health, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. The hospital also offers 24/7 emergency services including a “fast track” option, imaging services and the Center for Wound Healing.