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Ocala Gazette

Marion County’s new paramedicine program

A program designed to help mostly homebound Ocala residents struggling with new or chronic medical conditions will expand into Marion County. Ocala Fire Rescue began their community paramedicine program in April of 2020 in partnership with Advent Health. Ocala Fire Rescue EMS Captain Jesse Blaire heads up the OFR portion, and he said when they were coordinating and designing the program, he reached out to multiple agencies around the state to observe similar programs.
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Tampa Bay Times

Taco Festival in Tampa helping 50 vendors shake off COVID-19 struggles

TAMPA — Two years ago, Ana Muñoz quit her job in maintenance and cleaning at a Tampa hotel, collected her life savings and bought a food truck. Her love for the cuisine of her native Mexico fed her dream and soon, she was in business with Total Tacos. Now, Muñoz,...
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Mr. William Michael “Mike” Bowen, Mt. Moriah Community

Mr. William Michael “Mike” Bowen, age 72, of the Mt. Moriah Community, died Monday, October 11, 2021, at Advent Health in Orlando, Florida after a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Mt. Moriah, a 1967 graduate of Lyons High School and he attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He was a lifelong farmer, co-owner of Bowen Seed Farms and Watts Creek Farms, and after retirement, he worked with his sons at The Parts Farm. Mike served in the Army National Guard, was a lifetime member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church and served as Treasurer on the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Committee. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and hiking with his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ross Patrick Bowen and Carolyn Elizabeth Palmer Bowen; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Shuman Bowen.
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Pig on the Pond returns to Clermont

After a year’s hiatus brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pig on the Pond Community Festival, presented by Advent Health and the City of Clermont, returns Oct. 15–17 to Waterfront Park, located at 330 3rd Street in Clermont. Voted one of the most popular in central Florida, the three-day festival...

Wilbur Merle Bergner

Wilbur Merle Bergner (Willie), 90, of Durand, WI died Monday, October 11,2021 at Advent Health in Durand, WI. He was born October 1,1931 in Durand. WI; son of Gustav and Ruby (Longsdorf) Bergner. He attended Durand Schools. In 1950, he went into the Air Force and stationed in England. He...

Covid-19 positivity drops below 10% in Volusia County

New cases of Covid-19 in Volusia County dropped to 753 during the week of Oct. 1-7 with 9% of residents testing having the virus, according to the Florida Department of Health. The results were down from 939 new cases and 10.5% of residents testing positive the week of Sept. 24-30,...

Ocala CEP highlights a Marion County non-profit

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A Marion County non-profit focuses its efforts on financial freedom, and Advent Health debuts a new emergency room in a Marion County community. The Ocala CEP shares the full details in the weekly buzz. Copyright 2021 WCJB. All rights reserved. Click here to subscribe to our...

Millions of dollars heading to Kansas hospitals to help retain dwindling workforce

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas hospitals will receive millions of dollars to help retain employees. Gov. Laura Kelly released how the state will allocate $50 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. The amount of funding each Kansas hospital will get is based on the number of licensed, acute and intensive care unit beds it has.

The Week Ahead: Your stories to look out for in North Central Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Monday marks the dual holiday Columbus and Indigenous People’s Day. The City of Gainesville will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday evening outside of City Hall. A new historical marker will be unveiled along with feature music and prayer by members of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and...

NorthStar Anesthesia expands services with 3 health systems

Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia has expanded its services with three health systems — Mon Health, Piedmont Healthcare and Texas Health, the company said Oct. 12. 1. NorthStar provides services at Morgantown, W.V.-based Mon Health's Stonewall Jackson Memorial and Preston Memorial Hospitals as of July 1. The company retained the existing team at both facilities.
First Coast News

14-year-old arrested after shooting teen walking on bike trail with BB gun

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A Flagler County teen is behind bars after deputies say he shot another teen with a BB gun on Thursday. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Advent Health about a 15-year-old who came into the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Two teenage girls transported to Shands after crashing into school bus, overturning truck on CR 464

Two teenage girls driving along County Road 464 had to be transported to Shands Pediatrics this morning after they attempted to pass a school bus and overturned their vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that at 8:40 a.m. this morning, a Ford Ranger being driven by a 16-year-old struck a school bus that was carrying 32 children. The accident occurred on CR 464, east of Locust Road in Marion County, according to the report.

‘Let’s Talk Tampa Bay’ helpline seeks to aid Hillsborough, Pasco residents with mental health

A Tampa Bay nonprofit is working to break the stigma around mental health issues in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, one call at a time. In partnership with Vibrant Emotional Health, a nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Tampa Bay Thrives launched “Let’s Talk Tampa Bay” in July — a free, 24/7 confidential helpline to individuals seeking guidance when dealing with mental health issues.

Advent Health Ocala hosting charity Golf Awards dinner

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - Advent Health Ocala is hosting the Florida Thoroughbred Charities Golf Awards Dinner. The dinner will be Friday, October 8 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Stone Creek Golf Club in Ocala. There will be a live auction, band and award presentations. Dinner tickets are $60...