Category: Health First

Health First Critical Care in the Air: First Flight Has Served Brevard for 32 Years, Averages 350 Trauma Transports Each Year

Did you know Health First’s First Flight is the only air ambulance in Brevard County? First Flight has been in service for 32 years and averages about 350 trauma transports each year. […]

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HEALTH FIRST: Recovered from COVID-19? Chief Clinical Officer Still Recommends a Vaccine

For the past year, we’ve endured the uncertainty of a pandemic together. Our quest for a better tomorrow is finally getting closer as more Americans are being immunized against COVID-19. […]

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Health First Foundation President Michael Seeley: Brevard Needs You Now – More Than Ever

THERE ARE PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN BREVARD COUNTY who are forced to make tough decisions, such as which bills they can (or can’t) afford to pay. As a community, we can and must do something about it, says Health First Foundation President Michael Seeley. […]

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HEALTH FIRST: Afraid to Get a Colonoscopy? Experts Debunk Sterotypical Myths

Sure, people like to make jokes about colonoscopies. No one really likes to talk about getting a health screening for one of the most personal of places. But there’s nothing funny about colorectal cancer. […]

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With a Special Enrollment Period Through May 15, You Can Change or Add Healthcare Coverage Options

A SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD is now underway February 15 through May 15, allowing individuals and families to apply for and enroll in the healthcare coverage they need – now. […]

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Baby Born at Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital at 3:21 p.m. on 3/21 in 321 Area Code

Carter Kerr, born at Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital yesterday, already has a lucky number. This little guy was born at 3:21 p.m. on 3/21 in the 321 area code (Brevard County). Weighing in at eight pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long, Merritt Island residents and first-time parents Justin and Charish could not be more excited. […]

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Health First Physician Dr. Angela Njoku Leads by Example — Strives to Repair African Americans’ Trust in Medicine

MINORITY DOCTORS and healthcare leaders like Dr. Angela Njoku of Health First are helping to rebuild the bridge of trust from the medical field to the black community, particularly today when a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine is being administered to vulnerable populations. […]

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Health First Receives Limited Supply of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Appointments are First-Come-First Served

Health First has received a limited supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the Agency for Health Care Administration to be administered to those meeting the following qualification criteria, as defined by the State of Florida and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. […]

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Health First Celebrates 500th Specialty Heart 
Valve Replacement Procedure

HOLMES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’s Valve Clinic recently performed the 500th transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, a procedure that places a fully collapsible replacement valve into a diseased one by way of a catheter. When the new valve expands, it pushes the old valve leaflets out of the way and takes over the job of regulating blood flow. […]

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Valve Replacement Procedure first appeared on Space Coast Daily.

Health First’s Monoclonal Antibodies Clinic Bolsters COVID-19 Patients’ Recovery

Like many, Brenda and her husband took every precaution while visiting their grandchildren for Christmas, so when they arrived back home safe and sound they felt relieved. […]

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U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr. Tosses Whistleblower’s Kickback Suit Against Health First

A Florida federal judge on Friday tossed a whistleblower’s suit against Health First Inc., ruling the whistleblower is still missing some crucial facts about the allegedly fraudulent kickback scheme at the nonprofit health system. […]

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Health First Administers Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 Doses to Community in Three Days

Health First got back to administering vaccinations full-speed Friday, Jan. 8 following a 1,950-dose resupply from the state just hours earlier. Those vaccinated (including 1,931 seniors) were surprised at the ease and speed of the process. […]

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WATCH: Health First Begins Vaccinations After Receiving 2,000 COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines

Thanks to the help of Governor Ron DeSantis, Representative Randy Fine and the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Health First is pleased to announce that Brevard’s community healthcare system will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations to people ages 65 and older, as well as healthcare workers who provide direct patient care. […]

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Health First Receives Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines and will Begin Vaccinating Community Friday

Thanks to the help of Governor Ron DeSantis, Representative Randy Fine and the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Health First is pleased to announce that Brevard’s community healthcare system will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations to people ages 65 and older, as well as healthcare workers who provide direct patient care. […]

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