Rep. Pigman reports increase in ER patients

LAKE PLACID — As both a doctor and an elected official, Florida’s House District 55 Rep. Cary Pigman has a unique perspective on the COVID-19 crisis that not many else have. March 25 marked his fourth consecutive 12-hour shift at an emergency room in Highlands County. Rep. Pigman says there has been a definite increase […]

Fair aims to keep county healthy and happy

CLEWISTON — Health screenings and healthy lifestyles were the topic of conversation during Saturday’s Hendry Glades Community Health Fair, held at the Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston. Those who attended this free event had access to cooking classes and information on how to live healthier, as well as learning about what health services are […]

Affordable health care screenings coming to LaBelle

LABELLE — Residents living in and around LaBelle can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church will host this community event on March 23. The site is located at 310 Campbell Street in LaBelle. Screenings can […]

System of Care provides mental health help

OKEECHOBEE — We wrote our first article in April of 2018 about the Children’s Mental Health – System of Care in Okeechobee County. We’ve come a long way since then! This is just an update to let you know the progress we have made in less than two years. What is a system of care? […]

’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 […]

Topics put ‘On the Table’ alike across SW Florida

CLEWISTON — The “On the Table” community roundtable discussions as conducted in many other places came to Southwest Florida this autumn, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the FutureMakers Coalition and attended by a wide spectrum of community partners on Thursday, Oct. 17. In Hendry County, one gathering was at the Clewiston Adult […]

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 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 […]

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 […]