Hospice of St. Francis Joins Campaign For American Veterans

Established in 1977, Hospice of St. Francis was the first hospice in Brevard County, Florida. It is a local, independent, non-profit hospice that uses a strong medical model, which means full-time physicians are employed to actively manage the pain and symptoms of their patients.

Group works to assist care needs of those who once served proudly.

Health First Health Plans Expands Across Florida

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Health First Health Plans, which prides itself on its reputation for being community oriented and 100 percent dedicated to serving the specific needs of Floridians, is now able to offer two stand-alone prescription drug plans from the Panhandle to the Keys.

Harris Tapped To Upgrade Veterans Affairs IT Systems

Harris will offer the VA an array of IT services, including program management and strategic planning, systems and software engineering, enterprise networks, cyber security, operations and maintenance, IT facilities solutions, technical support and systems engineering.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Melbourne, Florida-based Harris Corporation as one of eight companies in the large business category to participate in a five-year technology and telecommunications Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) contract designed to upgrade the department’s information technology systems.

ORLANDO VA MEDICAL CENTER: For Those Who Served

THE ONE MILLION SQUARE FOOT hospital campus is being built at Lake Nona across from the Burnham Institute, the University of Central Florida Medical School and Nemours Children’s Hospital. When it’s complete in 2012 patients can expect to see some of the most cutting-edge technology in prosthetic limbs, including new bionic technologies for arms, legs, and eyes. There will also be specialties in brain injury treatment, post traumatic stress disorder research, and treatments in suicide prevention.

The Orlando Veterans Administration Hospital takes its mission “for those who served” seriously. In fact, the motto already is etched into the façade of its expanded facility under construction in Lake Nona.

Hospice of St. Francis Hosts Grief Support Program

Carmelita Wilcox, above center, with the Unsung Hero Award she received at the Florida Hospices and Palliative Care Annual Awards of Excellence banquet. Also above is Pat Rouse, left, nursing supervisor for Hospice of St. Francis and Myrtle Wilcox, Carmelita's mother.

Hospice of St. Francis will present their Young Adult Grief Support Program which assists individuals age 19-30 to cope with the experience of a death of a loved one.

Health First Health Plans Hosts Medicare Education Series

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To help unravel the web that is Original Medicare, Health First Health Plans is providing “Ask a Local Expert” public forums where Health First Health Plans experts will answer questions and explain the complicated and changing dynamics of Medicare.

Gentiva Goes Live With Sushoo Health Information Exchange

DOCTORS PARTNER CO-FOUNDERS: Dr. Geetha Priyanka and Naveen Venkatachalam

Sushoo enables Gentiva to maintain the patient chart completely – in real time – with notes from the primary care physician, any specialists, the hospital and any other medical professional who have had interaction with the patient.

Space Coast Free Medical Clinic To Open April 25

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Space Coast Volunteers In Medicine Executive Director Paul Ringenberger, Dr. Barry Kronman and dentist Dr. Richard Leong lead the way as the free clinic opens in Palm Bay, Florida.

Hospice of St. Francis Hosts Caregiver Training Classes

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Caring for another person is often one of the most demanding experiences a person may face in their lifetime.

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