Category: Health First

Health First Hospitals Earn High Marks on Leapfrog Safety Grade National Report

All four Health First hospitals earned high marks – three ‘A’s for Viera, Palm Bay and Cape Canaveral Hospitals, and a ‘B’ for Holmes Regional Medical Center – on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ratings for Spring 2022.  […]

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Health First Dermatology Professionals Have a Reason to Smile Through the ‘Zoom Boom’

Mowery+Verpaele (2): Health First’s Dermatology providers Sarah Mowery, PA-C, and Kathleen Verpaele, APRN, say performing cosmetic procedures in a medical setting ensures a level of safety and patient satisfaction Brevard residents may not find everywhere. […]

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SNEAK PEAK! Health First Unveils Plans for Merritt Island Wellness Village to Brevard Residents and Businesses

Although the event was scheduled for 5-7 p.m., visitors began streaming through the doors of the old Merritt Island Pro-Health & Fitness building around 4:45 p.m. for their first glimpse of the proposed Health First Wellness Village planned for the site. […]

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Health First Joins Dozens of Central Florida Hospitals and Agencies Preparing For Worst Case Scenario

The first all-associate emergency alert text and email came at approximately 8:10 a.m. Thursday morning:  “Multiple 911 calls received about a major explosion on Central Florida Parkway in Orlando. Callers are reporting multiple buildings leveled and HEALTH-FIRST-on fire near a chemical plant. Reports of flying debris over several city blocks. THIS IS AN EXERCISE.” […]

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Lifelike ‘Trauma HAL’ Delivers Life-Saving Lessons During Disaster Drill Simulations

Trauma HAL sustained multiple injuries during a crash simulation recently at Space Coast Regional Airport, but he was alive when Health First First Flight arrived for medical transport to Holmes Regional Medical Center. […]

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HEALTH FIRST: Late Night Bathroom Trips Could Be a Sign – But Which One?

The clinical name is nocturia, and it’s an inconvenience that may signal a chronic disease course. At Health First, we have the specialists ready to discuss any of them. “Many of my patients get up five times or more each night, which can interrupt brain restorative sleep,” says Dr. Jim Raders, a Urogynecologist at Health First. […]

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Health First Golf Classic Supporting Aging Services Scores Record Fundraising Hole-In-One

After a one-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health First Golf Classic returned to the Space Coast this year under blue skies and Chamber of Commerce-perfect weather … and smashed all fundraising goal expectations and records. […]

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MEDICAL SPOTLIGHT: What is a Colonoscopy and the Benefits of Getting One?

ONE OF THE MANY IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE SCREENING appointments the American Cancer Society (ACS) wants everyone to set a calendar reminder for deals with colon cancer. The ACS recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. […]

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Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital Named to Newsweek’s ‘World’s Best Hospitals 2022’

Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital has been named to Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals 2022” U.S. list. Cape Canaveral was ranked No. 249 nationally and joined only 17 other Florida hospitals. For context, there are over 6,000 hospitals in the United States, and only 420 hospitals were ultimately ranked by Newsweek. […]

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Health First’s Viera Hospital’s Colorful Crested Caracaras Make Patient Rounds

At Health First’s Viera Hospital, a couple of falcons have found a rotation. Like the staff, they’re aiming to get patients out of bed and smiling. […]

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MEDICAL SPOTLIGHT: ‘Game-Changer’ Tool Changes Parkinson’s Treatment Path

Robert Sorger of West Melbourne arrived at Health First Neurologist Dr. Carlos Berrios Rosado’s office last year with a case of essential tremor that was literally out of control. […]

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Health First Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell Highlights Heart Disease in Women

Dr. Kevin Campbell says Women’s History Month is a good time to ask, why is heart disease believed to be a man’s health burden? It’s the No. 1 killer of American women. […]

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Health First President & CEO Steve Johnson Shares Exciting Progress Update on Wellness Villages With Associates

Health First announced in 2019 plans to design and construct in Brevard County “Wellness Villages,” including the relocation of a new state-of-the-art Cape Canaveral Hospital, with the goal of transforming the customer healthcare experience across the Space Coast. […]

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Meet Health First’s Mercedes Ross, ‘Voice’ of Brevard County’s Fully Integrated Delivery Network

MERCEDES ROSS GREETS CALLERS to Health First Medical Group offices, service lines from Aging to Emergency Departments, labs and pharmacies, even Pro-Health & Fitness in Viera. She’s lived in Brevard County most of her adult life, met and married her husband here, and just celebrated 20 years at Health First last fall. […]

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Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital Staff Thanked with Steak Dinners from Women of the Moose #2193

Palm Bay’s Women of the Moose #2193 generosity resulted in hundreds of steak and chicken dinners from Outback Steakhouse in Melbourne, passed out to associates at lunchtime Feb. 23. The club’s gift to the Health First Foundation which arranged the meal totaled $3,500. […]

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Health First Lumpectomy Patient Praises Dedicated Team, Minimally Invasive Procedure and Strong Faith

When Shannon Carr was told she needed to undergo a biopsy to determine if a suspicious area discovered was breast cancer, she entrusted two things – the medical team involved in her care and her strong faith. […]

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Health First Named to Forbes List of ‘America’s Best Large Employers’

Health First has been named among “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2022 by Forbes. In a survey of 60,000 U.S. employees, Health First landed in the top 500 nationally (407) on the list highlighting organizations with more than 5,000 employees. The online survey sampled more than 60,000 employees working for companies that employ at least 1,000 people in the U.S. All U.S. companies were eligible for the recognition. […]

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Health First Podcast Is Sound Science, Features Heart Specialists Dr. Kevin Campbell, Dr. Matthew Campbell

HEALTH FIRST SPECIALISTS ARE WAITING TO SPEAK TO YOU – on your walk, in your car or anywhere you’ll listen, and the latest programming features heart specialists Dr. Kevin Campbell, left, and Dr. Matthew Campbell. […]

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Health First’s Project SEARCH, a Vocational Training Program for High School Seniors, Turns 15

In scrubs and slinging badges, a class of Project SEARCH interns sit around a 3A conference table at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center and consider the merits of their jobs relative to the classroom. […]

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