West Palm Beach VA to resume normal operations Sept. 4

WEST PALM BEACH – The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and outlying clinics will resume normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The Vet Centers in Jupiter and Greenacres will also resume normal operations. The rural clinics in Clewiston and Moore Haven will remain closed through the remainder of next week.   “Now that […]

Raulerson Hospital to lock down at 7 p.m.

OKEECHOBEE — As the east coast of Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Dorian, Raulerson Hospital administrators, physicians, and clinicians are working through their Emergency Preparedness Plan to ensure patient and staff safety. As part of this plan, Raulerson Hospital will lock-down the facility in preparation for the strong winds and rain associated with […]

Hendry Regional Medical Center Emergency Room to remain open during storm

Hendry Regional Medical Center

CLEWISTON – In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is working closely with all local, state and federal agencies and partners. HRMC Emergency Department will be fully staffed before, during and after Hurricane Dorian. On Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. the hospital will activate to a code brown for the […]

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center to close clinics due to Hurricane Dorian

WEST PALM BEACH — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and outlying clinics will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The Vet Centers in Jupiter and Greenacres will also be closed. The rural clinics in Clewiston and Moore Haven will be closed through the remainder of next week. VA staff will be contacting […]

Volunteers needed for workshops

LABELLE — The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead workshops to help seniors in Glades and Hendry counties manage their chronic conditions. Free training is provided to volunteers who wish to be trained to lead the Stanford-designed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Living with a chronic condition such […]

WIC program honored for supporting breastfeeding

HENDRY AND GLADES COUNTIES — The Florida Department of Health Hendry Glades WIC Program is one of this year’s recipients of the Gold Level Loving Support Award of Excellence! The Loving Support Awards of Excellence highlight successful breastfeeding practices that effectively address breastfeeding barriers via education, support and role modeling with the goal of increasing […]

Affordable Health Screenings coming to Clewiston

CLEWISTON — Residents living in and around Clewiston can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Clewiston Country Club will host this community event on Saturday, Sept. 28. The site is located at 1200 San Luiz Avenue in Clewiston. Screenings can […]

FoundCare, Inc. to host job fair for medical professional positions

WEST PALM BEACH — FoundCare, Inc., a federally-qualified health care provider with seven locations throughout Palm Beach County serving 15,000 local residents each year, will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at its main office at 2330 S. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach. Jobs are currently […]

Make healthy choices: If she can do it, so can you

OKEECHOBEE — Often we feel as if we are so badly out of shape that there is no hope for us, and we might as well not even try, but Denise Sikorski tells her real life “couch to 5K story,” and it is enough to make just about anyone think, “If she can do it, […]

Hospital earns Unit of Distinction Award

OKEECHOBEE — Raulerson Hospital’s Critical Care (ICU) has been named an honoree in HCA Healthcare’s Unit of Distinction Awards. The Unit of Distinction designation is achieved through measurable, exemplary performance in the strategic areas of advocacy and leadership, consistency in nursing practice and operations, and leveraging scale to drive performance. Nursing units are evaluated and […]