HOSPITAL TO OFFER CARDIOPULMONARY REHAB: Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey has begun offering cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, a medically supervised exercise and education program of care for patients who are recovering from a heart event or procedure or who have chronic respiratory problems. For information, call (727) 859-4720.
PET PARADISE TO OPEN NEW LOCATION: Pet Paradise, a pet boarding, day care and grooming resort, is breaking ground on its 28th location at 2270 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The state-of-the-art pet resort is scheduled to open in August. For information, visit petparadise.com.
SINGHS OPEN NEW OFFICE: Drs. Anjali and Sunanda Singh recently announced the opening of their new practice at 14153 Yosemite Drive, Suite 101, Hudson. Anjali Singh practices adult and pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. She is a board-certified dermatologist. Sunanda Singh is a fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in plastic and reconstructive hand and cosmetic surgeries. For information, call (727) 222-0806.
CHILD CARE PROVIDER RECOGNIZED: Bimal Bhojani, owner and operator of Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Wesley Chapel, was named first runner-up for public television station WEDU's "Be More Positive" award. Bhojani was nominated for his donation to the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando's wait list for subsidized child care. Last spring, Bhojani donated more than $90,000 worth of scholarships, enabling 10 children from Pasco County to be removed from the waiting list for school readiness services at the coalition's early learning center.
HOSPITAL RESIDENTS ANNOUNCED: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's Department of Graduate Medical Education recently introduced its fourth class of internal medicine residents. The incoming intern class includes: Arun Abraham, Melissa Bradshaw, Wilco Civil, Andrea Edwards, Tanner Jay, Robert Kleyman, Evan Lindbergh, Jim McAleer, Mitul Patel, James Redinski, Anthony Silibi, Anna Schepcoff, Kevin Silva, Aleksey Tsarevskiy and Jung Yoon. The program is under the direction of Dr. Michael S. Strobbe.
DOCTOR LECTURES AT SYMPOSIUM: Dr. Michael A. Pikos, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, recently lectured on guided full arch immediate implant reconstruction at the University of South California's 42nd annual International Periodontal and Implant Symposium in Los Angeles. Pikos' offices are at 4372 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 2711 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, and 8845 Hawbuck St., Trinity.
CO.STARTERS: The Pasco Economic Development Council and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the next session of Co.Starters, a nationally renowned program that helps entrepreneurs turn an idea into a new business in 10 weeks, beginning March 2 and running through May 4. The program will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Marchman Technical College, 7825 Campus Drive, New Port Richey. The cost is $295. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 24. To register or for information, visit smartstartpasco.com/costarters.
REVERSE TRADE SHOW: Pasco County's purchasing department will host the inaugural Pasco County Reverse Trade Show for local vendors interested in doing business with Pasco County government from 1 to 4 p.m. March 2 at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. The event is designed to allow suppliers, contractors and other company representatives to meet with staff from several Pasco County government departments in one place. Registration is free. To register, send email to Christine Davis at [email protected]
LUNCH AND LEARN FOR EMPLOYERS: Pasco-Hernando State College will host an open-to-all Lunch and Learn event for local employers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 16 at its West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Employers will participate in a panel discussion and learn the benefits of hiring an individual with a disability, including tax benefits, wage reimbursements and training assistance. For information, call Jackie Eden, PHSC assistant director of career and testing services, at (727) 816-3334. To RSVP, visit inclusionworkslunchandlearn.eventbrite.com .
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars:
• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Feb. 28, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
• Internet Marketing, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Feb. 28, Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 8th St., Zephyrhills.
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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