SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE HONORED: For the fourth time, Signature HealthCARE, parent company of local nursing and rehabilitation center Southern Pines HealthCARE in New Port Richey, was honored as one of Modern Healthcare magazine's "Best Places to Work in Healthcare." The list is based partly on an employer survey, which considers company policies and benefits offered to employees. But honorees are selected based largely on surveys completed by random employees.
For information, visit LTCRevolution.com.
CREDIT UNION SUPPORTS PASCO SHERIFF'S K-9 ASSOCIATION: San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union is hoping to raise $2,000 in 60 days to purchase a police dog protective vest for the Pasco Sheriff's K-9 Association.
SAC will match donations up to $1,000 through Nov. 30. Donate $60 and receive a SAC 60th Anniversary insulated cup and funglasses, while supplies last.
Donations will be accepted at SAC, 37925 Church Ave., Dade City, and at participating veterinary clinics. For information, visit pascok9.com.
MEDICAL CENTER OF TRINITY HONORED: Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, was recently designated as an American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery "Gynecological Surgical Center of Excellence." The accomplishment was achieved after passing a series of rigorous criteria established by the accrediting body AIMIS.
GULFSIDE EARNS SEAL OF APPROVAL: Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, 2061 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, has earned the Joint Commission's "Gold Seal of Approval" accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care.
GULFSIDE WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER: Leigh Massengill, who currently serves as the CEO of Medical Center of Trinity, has joined the board of directors that oversees operations of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care.
Massengill has worked in the health care field for 40 years since earning her master's degree in business administration with certification in health care administration from the University of Miami.
PHSC EXPANDS CISCO CLASSES IN WESLEY CHAPEL: Pasco-Hernando State College will offer a new Cisco Academy course, "Networking Fundamentals" from 2 to 4:40 p.m. Thursdays at the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in the upcoming spring term. Three additional Cisco Academy courses will be added to the course list in academic year 2016.
Cisco courses are delivered in partnership with Cisco's Networking Academy, a global education program that helps students prepare for information and communication technology careers such as network security and administration, technical support, and health care IT, professional certification, and higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields.
Spring term open registration for current and newly accepted PHSC students begins Monday. Spring term begins Jan. 11, 2016. To apply and register, visit phsc.edu. For information, visit netacad.com.
SAINT LEO NAMES TWO TO PASCO EDC BOARD AND POLICY COUNCIL: The Pasco Economic Development Council recently announced that Saint Leo University's Eric Weekes has joined the Pasco EDC board of directors, and Dr. Michael Nastanski has joined the Policy Council. Saint Leo University has been a Policy Council-level investor (at least $25,000) in Pasco EDC since 2009.
Weekes will assume the position previously held by Dr. Nastanski. Dr. Nastanski is taking a position previously held by Dr. Arthur Kirk, who retired this year as president of Saint Leo University.
The Pasco EDC's board of directors is responsible for governing the organization and providing guidance in the execution of its strategy. Members of the Policy Council serve as key advisers for the Pasco EDC board.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.
• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.
• Intro to Microsoft Excel, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
• How to Finance Your Business, 5:35 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.
• Legal Choices for Small Businesses, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.
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.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Life's Treasures in Support of HPH, 4910 S Allen Road, Zephyrhills, at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS EXPO: The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host the 2015 Community and Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Dan Cannon Auditorium at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City.
Exhibitors are welcome. Information is available at dadecitychamber.org. The expo, which will feature business exhibitors, entertainment, demonstrations, food samples and door prizes, is free. For information, call the chamber at (352) 567-3769.
HARVEST FESTIVAL BUSINESS EXPO: Local businesses, churches and community organizations will join together to celebrate the Christian faith 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. Vendor spaces are available.
The event includes a business expo, community yard sale, live entertainment, food, a car show, a kids corner, crafts, exhibits, giveaways and health education. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit the Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills. For information, call (813) 810-8670.
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BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL: The sixth annual Pigz in Z'Hill BBQ & Blues Festival will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave., Zephyrhills.
For sponsorships and vendor information, visit zephyrhillschamber.org.
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