OCSO introduces Project Lifesaver

Bracelets keep track of those at risk OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new program aimed at keeping some of our most vulnerable residents safer. Because his own mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before her death, Sheriff Noel E. Stephen said he has always been particularly aware of the struggles […]

The choice of a hospice is yours to make

OKEECHOBEE — Because the state determined there were not enough hospice services being provided in St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties, they opened it up for another hospice to get that region. Nine different hospices applied for the territory, including Chapters, but a for-profit hospice won it. Because Okeechobee is grouped with St. Lucie and […]

Hospice of Okeechobee is second to none

OKEECHOBEE — Hospice of Okeechobee has partnered with Chapters Health in order to provide even better care for hospice patients and to enable them to offer some new benefits to their employees. There are five sister organizations within Chapters Health. Under the Chapters “umbrella,” Good Shepherd in Sebring is now a “sister” to Hospice of […]

Florida has the third highest rate of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Between 2000 and 2017, deaths due to Alzheimer’s rose by 145 percent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The onset of the disease usually occurs after the age of 60, […]

Lakeside Medical Center celebrates 10th anniversary

BELLE GLADE — Nearly 200 children, parents, grandparents, hospital staff and Glades community leaders attended the 10th anniversary celebration of Lakeside Medical Center on Nov. 9. In addition to music, food and fun activities, participants also received tips about staying healthy from the hospital’s medical staff. Attendees were also given tours of the newly opened […]

’Tis the season for the flu! Protect yourself!

OKEECHOBEE — Flu season is here, and it’s often marked by the offers of free flu shots in neighborhood pharmacies and stores across the country. SERVPRO cleaning pros in the Okeechobee area — experts in cleaning and sanitizing building materials, surfaces, and contents after fire, water, or natural disasters — remind home and business owners […]

Lakeside Medical Center Marks its 10th anniversary and C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics celebrate the Grand Opening of the Belle Glade Clinic with community event

BELLE GLADE — Lakeside Medical Center will mark its 10th anniversary as the heart of healthcare in the Glades with a free, community-wide celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration will feature the grand opening of the new C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics inside the hospital, which will provide […]

Raulerson Hospital to offer 3-D mammography

OKEECHOBEE — Raulerson Hospital will soon offer 3-D mammography. Raulerson Hospital hosted a Women’s Health Day Luncheon at Indian River State College on Oct. 30. Guest speakers included Melissa Mills, director of radiology, Dr. Alex Vennos, radiologist, and Dr. James Bradfield. Mammography has come a long way over the years, said Ms. Mills. Years ago, […]

Many attend ‘Pink War’ in honor of BCA month

CLEWISTON — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is often associated with pink ribbons and 5K walks. However, this year Tony Perkins was given the vision to honor these individuals in a different manner. On Friday, Oct. 18, Mr. Perkins along with the support of the community hosted a “Pink War” event at the […]

HRMC-WISH scholarship applications open

CLEWISTON — The application window is now open for the HRMC-WISH Scholarship/Education Assistance Award. Applications are due to be turned in to the HRMC Human Resource Department by Friday, Nov. 15. This scholarship program provides a student with financial assistance to complete an educational program through a State of Florida college, university or vocational program […]