St. Pete General to take part in cancer prevention study ST. PETERSBURG – St Petersburg General Hospital will participate in a historic Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) with the American Cancer Society.
The nationwide CPS-3 involving nearly 300,000 men and women, will be the longest cancer study ever done and will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
St Petersburg General Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer by the American College of Surgeons and encourages community members to be a part of the fight against cancer.
The hospital is encouraging the community to take advantage of this opportunity to make an impact on the lives of many. Individuals may choose to participate if they are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing follow-up surveys periodically over the next 20 to 30 years, are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer.
Enrollment will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Medical Office Building adjacent to the hospital at 6450 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Participants will fill out a comprehensive survey packet about health history; provide a small blood sample that will be drawn by a trained, certified phlebotomist.
HealthSouth earns re-certifications LARGO – The Joint Commission has again awarded HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo with certifications for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation.
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval was awarded to the hospital for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.
"In achieving Joint Commission certification, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with hip fractures," said Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., in a press releae. Range is executive director of Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend them for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
To earn these certifications, both rehabilitation programs underwent an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers. The programs were evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of the programs’ processes, the programs’ ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff.
“HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo was recertified by The Joint Commission for the care they deliver to patients that have had strokes and hip fractures,” said Tripp Smith, CEO of HealthSouth of Largo. “This recertification highlights that HealthSouth Largo has implemented evidence-based protocols and best practices to ensure stroke and hip fracture patients receive the best care possible.”
Hancock joins dental practice ST. PETERSBURG – Dr. Wade W. Hancock recently joined Dr. Paul A. Mevoli’s dental practice in St. Petersburg.
Hancock is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He was handpicked because of his dedication to serve the community, offering all phases of exceptional dentistry with an individual approach. He has been an active member of various community service, church, and dental mission trip organizations.
Daire receives Community Health Partnership Award ST. PETERSBURG – Barbara Daire, president and CEO of Suncoast Center Inc. of St. Petersburg, recently was named the recipient of the 2013 Lois Potter Hill Community Health Partnership Award presented by the Florida Association of Community Health Centers.
During Daire’s tenure as CEO and president of Suncoast Center Inc., the agency has grown to serving more than 25,000 children, adults, families and seniors in Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, and Hillsborough counties. For the past 11 years Daire has been a steadfast collaborator and partner in assuring access to behavioral health services for the patients of Community Health Centers of Pinellas, embodying the mission to ensure access to everyone regardless of ability to pay. This is a unique partnership in which both are willing to take financial risks that ultimately benefit the individual and the community.
Pat Mabe of Community Health Centers of Pinellas nominated Daire.
The Lois Potter Hill Community Health Partnership Award recognizes individuals, civic, or religious groups who have advanced health services to the underserved by financial, material, or voluntary services to a community or migrant health organization and created public awareness and support for private participation in community health care.
Suncoast Center’s mission is to strengthen, protect and restore lives for a healthy community. The center’s programs and services include Pinellas County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, Pinellas County’s only accredited Rape Crisis Center, and the Child Protection Team. Suncoast Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.