May 18, 2024


Bolstering Opioid Recovery

The Pasco County Board of Commissioners awarded $8.1 million to nine organizations that aid people struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. The money comes from a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors and will be used for mental health support, medical supplies, transitional housing, case management and community outreach. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2024

A Labor of Love

Growing up in farm country along the Florida-Georgia state line, Martha McGill always wanted to work with children. It was a calling, and she was also a bit of a workaholic. Her first job was as a pediatric nurse at a hospital in Valdosta, Georgia. “I worked 7 (days) on, 7 (days) off, and on my week off I got a job at a different medical center caring for children,” she says. Read more »
Published on 4/25/2024

The Night Nurse

Lisa Nummi's pediatrician encouraged her to go into nursing. “So I went to nursing school and immediately fell in love. I was hooked,” she says. At Tampa General Hospital she kept ratcheting up the intensity, working in pediatrics, then pediatric intensive care, then the pediatric emergency room. Eventually she became a flight nurse paramedic, treating injured patients in a helicopter whirring through the sky. Read more »
Published on 4/24/2024

Running the Railroad

By the time she was 12, Kelly Cullen knew what she wanted to do: “I wanted to help people.” Since she was 8, she had been helping her beloved Aunt Claire, a nurse, take care of Cullen's grandmother who was paralyzed by a stroke. Read more »
Published on 4/23/2024

The Most Trusted

Recently, Wendi Goodson-Celerin was going through her late mother's things when she came across something that Wendi had scribbled in little-girl handwriting way back in elementary school: I want to be a nurse. I want to help people. Read more »
Published on 4/23/2024

The Son of Immigrants

Growing up in Miami, David Zambrana was the child of Cuban immigrants. “Working hard and making a difference was at the root of what we heard at the dinner table,” he recalls. “My mom used to say, ‘Don't walk into a room and walk out unless you leave it better than you found it.' You know — ‘It's a gift to be in this country. Don't be a burden on anyone. You're going to go to school because you're going to do better than I did,' was basically the mantra of how my sister and I were raised.” Read more »
Published on 4/19/2024

From Bedside to C-Suite

Audrey Gregory knows how to treat an alligator bite. Stephanie Conners learned fast that being a nurse takes guts. Martha McGill held two pediatric nursing jobs at the same time. And Lisa Nummi knows all the ways a hospital is different at night than it is during the day. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2024

The Air Traffic Controller

Audrey Gregory married her high school boyfriend, who was in the military. She needed a career where she could be mobile and work anywhere. Her first nursing job was in a small hospital near Fort Stewart, Georgia, where her husband was stationed. Read more »
Published on 4/16/2024

Building Boom

In 2021, Alabama construction firm Robins & Morton opened an office in Tampa, its third in Florida, to serve the growing demand for hospital construction here. The firm had seen requests for proposals triple from 2019 to 2020. The company's health care revenue from Florida grew 30% in a four-year span. Read more »
Published on 4/16/2024

Healing Harmony

For members of Moffitt's employee band, making music provides an escape from the rigors of medicine. Read more »
Published on 1/11/2024

Early Warning System

AdventHealth is using genetic testing to catch some cancers earlier, at more treatable stages. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2024

Branching Out

UF Health ushered in a big change to Northeast Florida health care when it completed its acquisition of Flagler Health+ in early September. Read more »
Published on 12/31/2023

A Hospital Reborn

This month, Memorial Healthcare, the south Broward public health district, marks significant progress in its $88-million renovation of 70-year-old Memorial Regional Hospital, the system's flagship hospital. Read more »
Published on 12/31/2023

Historic Expansion

Pensacola-based Baptist Health Care's new $650-million hospital campus opened in late September. It is the largest single capital investment in a health care facility in Northwest Florida history. Read more »
Published on 12/29/2023

Emergency Upgrade

Emergency departments often serve as something of a front door for a hospital. They represent the first impression and experience that many patients will have with the institution. Read more »
Published on 12/21/2023

Florida's First Orthopedic Hospital

It's the first stand-alone orthopedic hospital in the southeastern United States. And when the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute opened in August, it marked the beginning of a new era of orthopedic care in Florida. Read more »
Published on 12/20/2023

TGH and Tampa's Next Big Thing

At times, John Couris, the president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, sounds more like a chamber of commerce pitchman than the president and CEO of a growing hospital network. Read more »
Published on 12/18/2023

Leaps and Bounds

Hong Potomski is named after Hong Kong, the place where she was born while her parents were living in a refugee camp. They had to flee Vietnam as Communists were taking over at the end of the Vietnam War. Read more »
Published on 12/18/2023

Entrepreneurial Itch

When opportunity knocked, Sherrel Sampson opened the door, unlocking a new passion, career direction and business of her own. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2023

Under One Roof

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is expanding clinical research, graduate medical education programs and is launching a new simulation center for hands-on training in a $75-million Research and Education Institute under construction. Read more »
Published on 12/11/2023

Protecting Nurses from Violence

The head of the Florida Nurses Association vividly remembers the first time a patient attacked her. He kicked Willa Fuller in the chest, knocking the wind out of her and disorienting her for the rest of the day. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Detecting Dementia

Researchers at the Florida State University College of Medicine have identified a potential low-cost method for predicting if a person is at risk of developing dementia. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Life-Like Learning

Tampa General Hospital and the USF Health College of Nursing are investing $4.4 million in building a nursing simulation lab to offer advanced training for nurses, marking the college's 50th anniversary celebration with a leap into futuristic training technologies. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

No Barriers

Able Trust is a non-profit organization that works to connect Floridians with disabilities to career opportunities. Recently, the Able Trust teamed up with the University of South Florida's nursing college for a first-of-its-kind summer program to introduce high school students who never thought they could pursue a career in nursing to see the possibilities. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Paving a Path

Each semester, more than 200 people apply for 106 spots in Seminole State College's nursing program, but the school has been hard-pressed to accommodate additional students. It simply doesn't have enough physical space. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

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