’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 […]

Free events prepare seniors for Medicare and open enrollment

CLEWISTON — The Medicare Open Enrollment Period began on Oct. 15, and future and current Medicare beneficiaries are invited to attend two, free events in Clewiston to prepare for enrollment. The events will feature professionally trained counselors of the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program. SHINE is a Medicare counseling program offered locally […]

Darlene Bass has been through breast cancer twice

OKEECHOBEE — Darlene Bass has been through breast cancer twice despite doing everything possible to prevent it from coming back a second time. She found it the first time in 2009 after she and her husband, Keith, returned from Nashville. She realized something was wrong, because her left nipple had inverted. When she got in […]

VA welcomes community to its Suicide Prevention Information Fair Sept. 25

WEST PALM BEACH — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) welcomes the community to join its Suicide Prevention Information Fair to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the VA Medical Center located at 7305 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that […]

Health dept. changes some fees

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County commissioners approved the new fee schedule for County Health Department services at their Thursday meeting. Effective Oct. 1, the full pay fee for some categories of office visits will increase from $100 to $172.55. The sliding scale for these services ranges from $29.33 to $143.22. The fee for influenza vaccine will […]

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 […]