Category: Health First

Health First To Suspend All Non-Emergent Surgeries Effective Monday, Aug. 2

Due to a steadily increasing number of COVID patients arriving at its four Brevard County hospitals, Health First has made the decision to temporarily stop all non-emergency surgeries beginning Monday, August 2. […]

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You Want the Best When it Comes to Aortic Valve Replacement – and You’ve Got It, Here in Brevard

The Health First Heart & Vascular Valve Clinic’s comprehensive team recently earned a three-star rating – the highest score possible – from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient outcomes in Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) procedures. […]

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Health First Stands Ready for Surge in Emergency Visits, Erects Large Tents to Accommodate Patient Overflow

In order to treat every Emergency Department visit with the highest level of care and safety, Health First is in the process of standing up large treatment tents outside of Emergency Department entrances at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center and Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital. […]

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Health First Postpones Scheduled, Non-Emergent Surgeries Which Requires a Hospital Bed Due to COVID-19

In response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, effective Thursday, July 28 through August 15, Health First will be postponing scheduled, non-emergent surgeries and procedures which require a hospital bed. […]

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‘Miracle’ Patient James McDermott Returns to Health First to Thank Miracle Workers

He beat the odds on Cinco de Mayo and lived to see his 66th birthday on the Fourth of July – in between, he was reunited with key players in the hospital system who brought him back from the brink. […]

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HEALTH FIRST: Vaccines Are Your Best Weapon in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

We are experiencing a surge in COVID-19. You have likely heard reports of the dramatic increase in cases around the world. It threatens the Olympic games due to start this week, and we are seeing similar significant increases in cases right here in Brevard County.  […]

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Promise in Brevard Pivots During COVID-19 Pandemic With Help from Health First

Promise in Brevard residents Ashley and Zachry would not be deterred from living their best lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. There were just too many culinary experiments to be cooked up and dance moves to be choreographed. […]

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Health First Associate John Adams Brings Hot Showers, Dignity to Homeless

John Adams, an 11-year veteran of Brevard’s biggest health system, made the trip halfway across the country to acquire a mobile shower facility. Now, his clients are clean but his giving lingers […]

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Health First and First Flight Reminds Everyone to Follow 4th of July Safety Tips

The 4th of July is a day we celebrate the United States commemoration for the Declaration of Independence. It is also the kickoff for spending time with family and friends with summer fun, BBQ’s, and fireworks. […]

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After Curbside Collapse and Copter Ride James McDermott Has Remarkable Outcome at Holmes Regional

James McDermott of Melbourne believes he survived a near-death experience to bring you this important message — if you feel like your heart is in your stomach, it may not be nerves. It may be an aortic aneurysm about to rupture. […]

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Health First Clinicians Perform EKGs, Physicals for Nearly 200 High School Athletes Ahead of Fall Season

Practices have yet to begin for fall sports, but high school athletes lined up to get one important box checked off – sports physicals and electrocardiograms (EKGs). […]

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Global Tech Company Commends Health First Heart & Vascular Clinicians’ Expertise

HEART & VASCULAR SURGICAL TEAM MEMBERS Chad Miker (left) and Joshua Michaelman (right), longtime cardiothoracic Operating Room (OR) clinicians, were honored for performing endoscopic vein harvesting procedures by global tech leader Getinge Group, which presented them their President’s Circle of Excellence awards. […]

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Health First Reminds All Floridians to Prepare an Emergency Medical Checklist for Hurricane Season

As Brevard County’s Health First prepares for an active 2021 hurricane season on the Atlantic Coast, we’d also like to take time to remind all Floridians to remember important health and medical necessities when preparing your own hurricane checklist.    […]

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HEALTH FIRST EXPERTS: Stop Telling Yourself How Bad it is. Start Telling a Professional

Do you feel happier or sadder since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring? If you’re like most Americans, worry and stress related to this public health crisis has had a negative impact on your mental health. […]

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