Category: Health First

HEALTHCARE SPOTLIGHT: Health First Health Plans Is Enhancing Member Experience

Medicare open enrollment began October 15 and, naturally, many seniors across the U.S. will take this opportunity to review their Medicare Advantage and drug plan options between now and Dec. 7. […]

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Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital Nurse Manager Morgan Fox Follows in Mom’s Footsteps

When Diana Grazier and her daughter, Morgan Fox, celebrated Morgan’s 26th birthday in early October, the Health First associates enjoyed looking back on what brought them to serving the Brevard community. […]

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Health First Hospice Volunteers Deliver Love, Comfort and Care During the Pandemic

That feeling of uncertainty has trickled into many of our lives ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and for some of us, continues to linger. Getting items and needs met to feel whole again – or at least somewhat normal – seems almost impossible. […]

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True National Treasure: World War II Nursing Veteran Honored in Special ‘Pinning’ Ceremony

Jean Ostrow of Palm Bay is a true national treasure and a reminder of the vital importance healthcare professionals played during World War II. Her compassion and heroism was honored by Hospice of Health Care’s Forever a Hero program. […]

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Brevard Father and Daughter Celebrate Milestone Birthdays at Same Hospital Where She Was Born – and Now Works

Today is Breck Olsen Lutz’s 30th birthday. And today is also her father, Gene Olsen’s, birthday…as he turns 60 years old. Not only was Breck born at Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital, but she also works there as Support Services Supervisor for the hospital’s Laboratory… mere steps from the unit where she was born.
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HEALTH SPOTLIGHT: Painful Uterine Fibroids May Be a Thing of the Past

Uterine fibroids aren’t something to ignore – especially considering at least 50% of all women and 70% of African-American women develop them by the age of 50. The condition can be pretty painful, and treatment options – traditional surgery such as a hysterectomy – can take four to six weeks from which to recover. […]

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Health First Fundraiser Michael Seeley Has One Eye on Foundation, the Other on Space

Health First’s Michael Seeley and the entrepreneur Elon Musk don’t share a whole lot in common, but in April both had their sights on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, engine blazing before a brilliant full moon. […]

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Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital CNA Puts Her Heart into Helping Patients

When Palm Bay Hospital’s Maria Sousa learned the hardships suffered by one of her patients, she took it upon herself to encourage the patient to start a walking routine. Little did the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) know but the patient hadn’t been outside for more than four months. […]

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Following Serious Accident, Dr. Larry Bishop Praises Quality of Care Under Heavy Strain

Dr. Larry Bishop had a few plans when he retired this spring. One was to see more of the world than he was able to running a full practice for many years at Health First – another was to do that on a bike. […]

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MEDICAL SPOTLIGHT: Health First Clinicians Volunteer for Hospital COVID-19 Duty

Drawing chiefly from Health First Medical Group, 80 Health First Providers and more than 270 more nurses, assistants and more converge on dire COVID-19 Intensive Care Units.
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Health First’s Dr. Timothy Laird Provides 5 Tips to Stay Healthier Over Labor Day Holiday

Millions of Americans are planning to travel to see friends, family, or loved ones to celebrate the holiday weekend. Keep these travel safety tips in mind to curtail your chances of becoming infected. […]

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Health First Announces Associate Minimum Wage Increase to $15 Per Hour Across the System

Health First announced an increase of its associate minimum wage to $15 per hour across the system. The increase will officially take effect on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. […]

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Health First Foundation Awards Nursing Scholarships to Further Education, Career Transitions

Healthcare workers have a challenging job under any conditions, but the last two years have been a mission few signed up for. Still, some are doubling down on the profession, and for those hardy souls the Health First Foundation and its army of donors have got their backs […]

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HEALTHCARE SPOTLIGHT: New Disinfecting Robot Makes the Rounds at Health First’s Four Brevard Hospitals

While Health First’s four hospitals are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected by Environmental Services (EVS) staff, Brevard’s community healthcare system wants to do even more by adding a Tru-D SmartUVC robot, a remote-controlled machine that sterilizes rooms with UV-C light for even more patient protection. […]

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MEDICAL NEWS: Health First to Offer COVID-19 Booster Shots to Immunocompromised

With Brevard’s wellness and health at the forefront, Health First stands ready to administer ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccination shots for the immunocompromised, based on the FDA’s latest recommendations. […]

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Health First Implements Strict No-Visitation Policy for System’s Four Hospitals Effective Wednesday

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Health First is implementing a strict no-visitation policy for its four hospitals – Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital and Viera Hospital effective, Wednesday, August 11, at 5 a.m. […]

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MEDICAL SPOTLIGHT: Health First’s Virtual Visits – The Doctor Will See You Now

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a lot of medical developments. None more than telehealth. Before, only a fraction of Americans had made a telehealth appointment, now, according to one survey, almost 9 in 10 Americans want to continue using telehealth. […]

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Health First To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For All Associates When Emergency Use Status Lifted

Health First officials today announced that it soon will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all associates when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifts the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and fully approves the vaccine. […]

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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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