DOCTOR CREATES APP: Dr. Srin Dutt, an ophthalmologist with Eyecare Centers of Florida in Brooksville, created a new app called the "Site of Surgery Assistant," designed to prevent surgical errors or "wrong-site surgeries."
According to Dr. Dutt, the app will reduce these errors by including a picture of the surgical site and other details on a patient's wristband, which would otherwise only include such basics as name and birth date. The picture could also be printed on charts and adhesive labels.
The app, available for free from the iTunes App Store, is now being used at Hernando Endoscopy and Surgery, an outpatient surgery center in Brooksville.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have three ribbon-cuttings in the upcoming week:
• Great Rooms, 4195 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Monday.
• Jeff Huffman for Property Appraiser, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, noon Tuesday.
• Roger H. Jacobs, CPA, 246 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, noon Thursday.
EASTSIDE NETWORKING GROUP/REGION FOUR ADVOCACY MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Networking Group/Regional Advocacy meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville.
Guest speaker: Don Barbee Jr., Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court and comptroller. The event is free. Attendees can order from menu provided. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
CONNECT DOWNTOWN BROOKSVILLE NOW: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Connect Downtown Brooksville Now meeting from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Saxon Manor, 103 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville.
Agenda items include: Main Street update, new business openings and more. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The cost is $5 and includes a continental breakfast. For information, call (352) 796-0697. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
Save the date
DR. CLOUD WEBCAST: The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Chick-fil-A of Hernando County, will sponsor "The Power of the Other," a webcast with Dr. Henry Cloud, from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 and Sept. 16 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 13171 Tara St., Spring Hill. In addition to building skills and knowledge, and closing performance gaps, Cloud will discuss how the best performers also draw on personal and professional relationships to fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Advance tickets are $10 per person. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.
• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 11, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.
To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the Local Workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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