August 2014

Aug 13, 2014 at 04:51 pm by Staff

SunTrust Foundation Brings Much Needed Assistance to Children in Central Florida

Recently, the SunTrust Foundation helped the fight against child abuse in Central Florida take a major step forward, providing an important $25,000 contribution to the cause. The SunTrust Foundation made its donation to Kids House Wayne Densch Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), a one-stop headquarters for police and sheriff led investigation, medical treatment, financial and legal advocacy and mental health counseling for children and families who have endured child abuse in Seminole County, Florida.

Kids House is now in its 15th year serving as a model statewide and nationally, for its “integrated” (i.e. all aspects from investigation to healing) approach to fighting child abuse.

Hospitals Welcome New VP of Support Services

Central Florida Health Alliance (CFHA) welcomes its new Vice President of Support Services – Alex Chang, FACHE, who has served as the Chief Operating Officer of HCA Fawcett Memorial Hospital/Englewood Community Hospital in Port Charlotte since 2008.

During his eight years with HCA, Chang had oversight in many projects including the initiation of a Teleneurology program, transfer center and several waste management programs. In his previous position, he oversaw the construction projects for additional open heart and ortho/spine rooms.

Chang’s new role at CFHA will include overseeing the following departments: Materials Management/Supply Chain, Environmental Services, Food & Nutrition, Facilities/Plant Operations, Bio Med, Construction and Security. Chang is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with all of his healthcare experience in the state of Florida. He holds a Master of Health Sciences Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts, Biology from The University of Chicago.

Funds Earmarked for New LRMC Observation Wing

The Leesburg Regional Medical Center Foundation presented a check in the amount of $600,000 to the Leesburg Regional Medical Center during a Board of Directors meeting on July 1.

The funds are earmarked for the Capital Campaign for the LRMC Emergency Department’s new observation wing. This area will consist of twenty-four private rooms where patients who have already been processed through the Emergency Department may wait in comfort prior to full hospital admittance, a cessation of symptoms before discharge or an evaluation as to the next step in their ongoing medical care, according to Ted Williams, President of the LRMC Foundation.

The unit will be run by emergency-trained staff that will carefully monitor each patient.

By providing focused, rapid medical evaluations, observation units can help reduce hospital readmission rates, save patients an extended first hospital admission and improve patient outcomes.

The Foundation's Capital Campaign "Now Never Waits" continues to seek the public's help in raising $5 Million dollars as part of the $10 Million dollar project to renovate nearly 22,000 square feet of space of the hospital's first floor and enhance the healing process with the new observation wing.

Bert Fish Medical Center Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

Bert Fish Medical Center has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

Bert Fish Medical Center implemented an employee wellness program called “Fit For Life Rewards” in 2012. The program rewards employees for adopting healthy lifestyles including exercise, diet, brain training and healthy lifestyles modification. Operating on a quarterly calendar, employees earn points for various healthy activities which are then tallied and a cash payment awarded to the employee based upon their level of participation.

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