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Pasco business news update

Briefly: On Nov. 6, the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr. Rao Musunuru, who participated in the ribbon cutting at the opening of the Heart Institute 20 years ago, addressed the crowd and promised bigger and better things to come in the next decade.

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Briefly: On Nov. 6, the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr. Rao Musunuru, who participated in the ribbon cutting at the opening of the Heart Institute 20 years ago, addressed the crowd and promised bigger and better things to come in the next decade.

Briefly

Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, has received the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Construction is under way on the Medical Center of Trinity, a 236 bed, state-of-the-art, private room facility at the corner of State Road 54 and Little Road in Trinity to replace Community Hospital in late 2011. For information, call (727) 514-2652.

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Gulf Coast Medical Center now offers new, in-office skin care treatment services at both its Pasco County locations, including LaRoche-Posay microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox and Juvederm skin rejuvenation services.

The advanced skin care services treat the effects of sun damage, including fine lines, brown spots, age spots, acne and skin imperfections.

Providing the new service at Gulf Coast Medical Center's office at 9238 U.S. 19, Port Richey, is Dr. Amy Strobbe. Dr. Edward Capone provides the service at the 11528 U.S. 19, Port Richey office.

For information, call (727) 868-2151.

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Home Instead Senior Care, 7716 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, announces its 2009 "Be a Santa to a Senior" program. This year's campaign for West Pasco, based on the overwhelming response from last year, will focus on isolated seniors, often forgotten and lonely.

Through the program, which will run through Dec. 24, local nonprofit organizations that identify needy, orphaned and isolated seniors, provide those names to Home Instead Senior Care.

Home Instead Senior Care will place Christmas wreaths and trees in local businesses beginning Nov. 2, which will feature ornaments with the first names of the seniors and their respective gift requests.

Customers can pick an ornament, buy items on the list, and then return them unwrapped to the store, along with the senior ornament attached. Home Instead volunteers will collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to the seniors.

The cutoff for gift collection will be Dec. 10, followed by a community wrapping party on Dec. 16 at the Regency Park Civic Association in Port Richey.

The program is open to area businesses. For a complete list of participating businesses or for information on sponsoring a tree or wreath at your business, call the Home Instead office at (727) 845-5819.

Who's news

Bon Idziak, with Applicant Insight, 5396 School Road, New Port Richey, has been promoted from president to chief executive officer.

Idziak, who was recently named an "Up and Comer" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, has been an industry professional for 12 years and is an expert on the topics of background screening, drug testing, technology solutions and paperless workflow.

He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, American Society for Industrial Security, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association, Securities and Insurance Licensing Association, and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

Applicant Insight is a leading provider of background screening and substance abuse testing both domestically and internationally.

Bon Idziak can be reached toll-free, at 1-800-771-7703, ext. 2006.

Events

The Hudson Networking Group/West Pasco Chamber Business Card & Brochure Exchange will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the IHOP, 12426 U.S. 19, Hudson.

The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors and Derek Pontlitz, financial adviser.

RSVP at (727) 842-76851 no later than Monday.

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The Trinity Networking Group/West Pasco Chamber Business Card & Brochure Exchange will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, New Port Richey.

The event is sponsored by ABCO Graphics & Printing. The cost is $10 per person. RSVP at (727) 842-7651 no later than Monday.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Christmas Street Parade beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 12.

Organizations that wish to participate must fill out an application form and submit it no later than 5 p.m. Friday.

There are three types of units participants can use to enter the parade — marching, horse or float. Float units need to specify length of unit including tow unit, and designate a monitor captain. Because Santa has a special float, no other Santa will be allowed.

For a complete list of rules or for information, visit the chamber's Web site at westpasco.com or call (727) 842-7651.

If you have business announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. You may also e-mail items to pasco@sptimes.com or fax them to (727) 869-6233. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

Pasco business news update 11/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2009 8:19pm]

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