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Auditions held for WWII musical

MAS Community Theatre, the resident theater company for the Carrollwood Cultural Center, will hold auditions for The Andrews Brothers at 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday at the center, 4537 Lowell Road.

The show, which runs from Oct. 10-19, is about a USO production that is threatened with cancellation after a famous trio of singing sisters fails to appear. It's up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show. The Andrews Brothers presents more than 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Slow Boat to China, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree and Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.

People auditioning for the show should come prepared to sing 16 bars of period-style music from the 1940s and read from the script.

For more information, contact Ruth Levy at (813) 922-8167 or, visit or call (813) 922-8167.


Senior center presents a variety of activities

Take an armchair journey to India at 11 a.m. Wednesday and stick around until 1 p.m. to take part in "Zumba Gold'' at the Lutz Senior Center, 112 First Ave. NW. The center, which serves adults age 50 and older, presents a variety of activities and discussion groups through August.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, the caregivers support group meets. The Lutz Dominoes Tournament (preregistration required) is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. At 1 p.m. Aug. 20, there is a 1-mile indoor walk. The monthly birthday celebration is at 1 p.m. Aug. 21. On Aug. 27 at 1 p.m., "Zumba Gold'' repeats. For more information, call the Lutz Senior Center at (813) 264-3803 or Aging Services at (813) 272-5250.


Murder-mystery time for Women-N-Charge

Women-N-Charge, a business networking organization that meets the first Friday of the month at Pebble Creek Country Club in New Tampa, will hold its annual murder-mystery tea event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Groves Golf & Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O'Lakes. The event, which will raise money for $1,000 grants that will go to two businesswomen, takes on a Western twist with "The Bodacious Babes of Buzzard Bend." There will be a hat contest, a raffle and food.

Sponsorships and tea tickets are available now by visiting or by calling Anne Childers at (813) 957-1196. The cost is $15 for one ticket or $25 for two. Tickets sell out fast, and sponsorships will be available until Sept. 5.

To learn more about Women-n-Charge, attend a meeting or visit Contact Amanda Wright at or (813) 618-0298.

North Tampa

Adventist on 'Most Wired Hospitals' list

Adventist Health System, which comprises 45 U.S. hospitals, including Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, made Hospitals & Health Networks’ list of "Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems.''

The survey, conducted from Jan. 15 to March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their Internet technology initiatives.

"Hospitals, their clinicians and their communities are doing tremendous work to enhance their IT systems in ways that support care and delivery improvement, and patient engagement goals" said Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, in a statement.

Respondents completed 680 surveys, representing 1,900 hospitals, or more than 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

Key findings from the "Most Wired" survey include:

• Hospitals are using information technology to better connect care providers. Sixty-seven percent of "Most Wired'' hospitals share critical patient information electronically with specialists and other care providers.

• Nurses and physicians share best practices for patient safety and use checklists at more than 90 percent of "Most Wired'' organizations.

The survey also reports 69 percent of the named hospitals use tools for retrospective analysis of clinical and administrative data to identify areas for improving the quality of care and reducing the cost of care delivered.

"Our hospitals in the Florida Hospital West Florida Region effectively leverage information technology (IT) to continuously improve the quality of care we deliver. We are honored to be recognized for our IT initiatives, investments and technology adoption that ultimately benefit our patients,'' said Michael Schultz, president and CEO of the Florida Hospital West Florida Region.

For additional results and information, visit the magazine website at

North Tampa news 08/05/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:18pm]
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