Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Spring Hill gets approval to add 35 beds, remodel


Rehab hospital gets okay to adds 35 beds

The Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday approved HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital's request to add 35 beds and remodel its Spring Hill facility. "The project is expected to be completed by October," said HealthSouth chief executive Lori Bedard. The board also approved the construction of a cell phone tower on the east end of Odyssey Road about 800 feet east of Barclay Avenue, adjacent to the Silverthorn community. The tower, to be erected by Crown Castle USA, angered resident Jeannie Doscher, who said it would be an eyesore and possibly lower property values in the surrounding neighborhood.


Parent orientation for homeschoolers

The Home Circle of Hernando will offer summertime orientation for new homeschoolers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 at Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, at Powell Road. This is a parent-only event to answer questions, provide information and help ease the transition into home education. No child care will be available. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register online at . For information, or for those who do not have Internet access, call (352) 799-4549 or (813) 322-3682.

Lands committee to visit property

Hernando County's Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee will conduct a field trip on Friday to the Flea Masters/Norfleet property in Aripeka, which has been nominated for acquisition. The committee will meet at 9 a.m. at Aripeka Baptist Church, 18731 Aripeka Road. Those with disabilities needing assistance to participate in the field trip must make arrangements by today. Call Dawn Velsor at the Hernando County Planning Department, (352) 754-4057; those who are hearing impaired can call toll-free at 1-800-676-3777 for assistance.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization, public transportation workshop, 9 a.m., atrium, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Chinsegut presents Florida Snakes program: 7-8:30 p.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Fritzy Brothers — One Man Circus: 10:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave, Spring Hill. For ages 5-12. (352) 540-6391.

"When Bad Lawns Happen to Good People" free horticulture class: 6:30 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4433.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Spring Hill gets approval to add 35 beds, remodel 07/13/09 [Last modified: Monday, July 13, 2009 7:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bono and Bush: Former president shares photo of visit


    A surprising photo showed up Friday on former President George W. Bush's Instagram feed. Apparently Bono made a visit to the ranch:

  2. After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home


    TAORMINA, Italy — Down to the final day of his lengthy first international trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal.

    G7 leaders sign the G7 Taormina Statement on the Fight Against Terrorism and Violent Extremism at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy on Friday.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
  3. Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack


    MINYA, Egypt — The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.

    Relatives of killed Coptic Christians grieve during their funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Minya, Egypt, on Friday. Egyptian officials say dozens of people were killed and wounded in an attack by masked militants on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, including children, south of Cairo.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
  4. This Tampa Bay Lightning wing rides the newest wave of fan interaction

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There are photos of Lightning fan Shaun Egger as a toddler at center ice at the then-Thunderome, aka Tropicana Field. He's played in the Lightning's high school hockey league for Palm Harbor University. But his closest personal encounter with players had been waving through a crowd after a training camp …

    Tampa Bay Lightning player J.T. Brown wears his anti UV glasses as he talks over the headset with a hockey fan while they play against each other on line in an XBOX NHL video game in Brown's game room at his home in south Tampa. The fan chose to be the Washington Capitals and Brown, of course, was the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brown interacts with fans through video game systems as he streams the games live on Twitch with plans for the proceeds to go to charity.
  5. Video: Rays Souza on that oh-so-bad dive, and reaction from Twins fans


    What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking when he made that oh-so-bad dive for a ball in the seventh inning Friday? Well, we'll let him tell you ...