HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR QUALITY ACHIEVEMENTS: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills was recently recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2016 edition for its excellence in implementing the Get With the Guidelines program. For information, visit floridahospital.com/zephyrhills.
PRACTICE GETS NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Dr. Reut Bardach, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, was recently appointed medical director at Obstetrics & Gynecology of Trinity, 9332 State Road 54, Suite 406. To reach Bardach, or to schedule an appointment with her, call (727) 376-3798.
DOCTOR LECTURES IN LAS VEGAS: Dr. Michael A. Pikos, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, recently lectured on cone beam CT technology, bone grafting and dental implants to doctors at the Nobel Global Symposium in Las Vegas.
Pikos' offices are at 2711 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor; 8845 Hawbuck St., Trinity, and 4372 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Registered nurse Susan Schillace, with the special care unit at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, was recognized as the Employee of the Month for July. The recognition is given to staff members who go above and beyond expectations for their patients. Each winner is placed in nomination for the hospital's Employee of the Year honor.
BIRTHDAY BASH: Greater New Port Richey Main Street will mark its 25th year with a celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dulcet Restaurant & Lounge, 6220 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
Advance ticket sales only. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes dinner, a cash bar, installation of new officers and awards. Checks should be made payable to: Greater New Port Richey Main Street, 6105 Main St., New Port Richey, FL 34653, and include the name of the attendee on or with the check. To pay by credit card, call (727) 842-8066. For information, call Pat Ammons, (727) 992-2827.
NETWORKING GROUP TO HOST COMMUNITY EXPO: The Trinity Positive Business Network will host a community expo from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, Port Richey. Proceeds will benefit Oasis Pregnancy Care Centers. The expo is open to the public and free to attend. The network will be collecting nonperishable food items as well for the Volunteer Way. The group's meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome. Meetings are at 8:30 a.m. Mondays. For information, call Kelly Steen at (727) 992-1491, ext. 104.
CAREER EVENT: Pasco-Hernando State College's Career and Testing Services will host a two-day career event at the PHSC Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel.
• From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, there will be free seminars for job-seekers on topics such as interviewing preparation and techniques, and resume tips. There also will be a free workshop for employers.
• From 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, more than 30 local employers will meet with candidates seeking employment.
Pre-registration required. To register, visit eventbrite.com and search PHSC Career Fair. For information, call (813) 527-6725, (352) 567-1368, (813) 377-1327 or (352) 247-0761.
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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, free 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 from 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.
BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL: The sixth annual Pigz in Z'Hill BBQ & Blues Festival will be from 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.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.
• Intro to Microsoft Excel, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
• How to Create Powerful Visual Presentations, 5:35 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.
• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.
• In Search of WOW, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. 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.