Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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BayCare receives Community Benefit Achievement Award

The Florida Hospital Association recently presented BayCare with a Community Benefit Achievement for its Medical Respite Program. The Community Benefit Achievement Award recognizes hospitals that have distinguished themselves through efforts to improve the health and well-being of their communities. BayCare won the award in the category of hospitals with more than 150 beds. St. Anthony’s Hospital opened the 10-unit Medical Respite Center in 2009 at Pinellas Hope. St. Anthony’s operates the program in collaboration with Catholic Charities and patients released from St. Anthony’s, Morton Plant, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin hospitals can go to the center where they can temporarily reside in a casita, a small one-room housing unit, and receive daily care and support. Some clients simply need a stable place to regain their strength, while others need continued medical treatment. Clients who need such services as wound care, IV antibiotics or other medical treatment receive visits from BayCare Home Care Services.

Beginning genealogy class graduates

Fifteen North Pinellas residents recently completed the Beginning Genealogy class hosted by the Suncoast Genealogy Society at the Palm Harbor Library. The class met once a week for six weeks and learned the genealogy research process and how to document their findings. Topics included census records, city directories, newspapers, military records, immigration and other genealogical resources. The purpose of the class was to help participants discover and document interesting stories within their family trees. The monthly meetings of the Suncoast Genealogy Society are on the fourth Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.). All interested in family research are invited to attend.

Relatives of Clearwater residents graduate from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman First Class Holly A. Buckley and Airman Brendin M. Shedd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The airmen completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Buckley is the daughter of Lisa and Eric Vincent of Clearwater and John Buckley of Colorado Springs. Shedd, who earned the distinction of an honor graduate, is the son of Randy Shedd of Conklin, N.Y., and Susan Shedd of Clearwater.

 
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