HOSPITAL GETS 'A' GRADE FOR SAFETY: Medical Center of Trinity was awarded an "A" from the Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the hospital's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns a grade to hospitals throughout the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm among patients in their care. To see Medical Center of Trinity's full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
HOSPITAL INVITED TO ROSE PARADE: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has received an invitation to participate in the 2019 Donate Life Rose Parade float's Hospital CEO rose dedications, as part of the Rose Parade prior to the Rose Bowl college football game on New Year's Day. One of the trademarks of the annual Donate Life float design is the dedication garden, which allows CEOs of hospitals, transplant centers and other organizations to dedicate a Donate Life rose. Each rose will be placed in a vial that carries the CEO's personal message. The Donate Life Rose Parade float has become a national tradition featuring dozens of participants each year — riders who received transplants, walkers who are living donors, and deceased donors memorialized in "floragraph" portraits integrated into the float's design.
HOOTERS CALENDAR TOUR: Local Hooter restaurants will have a visit from 25 Hooter girls featured in the 2019 Hooters calendar as part of the Hooters Calendar Tour. There will be autograph signings. The girls will visit Pasco and Hernando county Hooters on Dec. 2: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hooters of Spring Hill, 3437 Commercial Way; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Hooters of Port Richey, 5336 Treadway Drive.
VOLUNTEER STAR AWARD WINNERS: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announced the recipients of its third-quarter volunteer Star Awards:
Elizabeth Bridwell has served as a volunteer courier on Fridays for more than 13 years. She has accumulated more than 2,200 life hours and more than 2,300 merit hours.
Florence Briggs volunteers at the Welcome Center on Friday afternoons. She has volunteered more than 14 years with more than 1,750 life hours.
Robert "Bob" Williams has volunteered at Bayonet Point Hospital for more than 15 years. Although he began as a courier, he is one of the first volunteers that visitors see when entering the hospital as a courtesy cart driver. He has accumulated more than 3,600 life hours.
LUNCH & LEARN SERIES: Authors and lecturers Duane and Nancy McEndree will present a health and lifestyle seminar, "Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?" at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at Living Food Bakery and Cafe, 38201 10th Ave., Zephyrhills. The McEndrees are radio personalities and founders of the International Institute of Original Medicine, an accredited naturo-pathic college. Menu selection and seating will be at 2:30 p.m. A book sale will follow the seminar. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Call (813) 715-0622.
CHAMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have a business breakfast Dec. 6 at Golden Corral, 6855 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. Networking is at 7 a.m., and the breakfast and program will start at 7:30 a.m. The Saint Leo Singers will entertain. The cost is $8 for members, $10 visitors. There will be a 50/50 and door prizes. Call (813) 782-1913; visit zephyrhillschamber.org.
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Networking and mixers
• Trinity Positive Business Network: 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Call Kelly Steen at (813) 388-8726.• Women’s Connection of New Port Richey: 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month (September through May) at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and a speaker. To RSVP, call Linda at (727) 856-4042 or Betty, (727) 807-6760.• BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call (727) 815-7744.• Suncoast Women in Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Beef O’ Brady’s, 5546 Main St., New Port Richey. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen. Membership is $10 per year. Call Linda McFarland at (727) 863-6151.• Rotary Club of Lutz: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway, Lutz. Cost is $12, includes lunch and speaker. Call (813) 857-7089 or visit lutzrotary.org.• West Pasco Business Association Monday Lunch Chapter: Noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Johnny Brusco's, 10730 State Road 54, Trinity. The group is made up of professionals who promote each other’s businesses. Visit wpba.biz.• West Pasco Business Association Tuesday Evening Chapter: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Brix 33, 8351 State Road 54, New Port Richey. The group is made up of professionals who promote each other’s businesses. Visit wpba.biz.• West Pasco Business Association Friday Breakfast Chapter: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Fridays at the Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. The group is made up of professionals who promote each other’s businesses. Visit wpba.biz.• Coffee First: 8 to 9 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at First National Bank of Pasco, 23613 State Road 54, Lutz. The event is hosted by the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce in partnership with First National Bank of Pasco. Free and open to the public. (813) 607-2555.• East Pasco Networking Group: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at IHOP, 13100 U.S. 301, Dade City. Annual dues are $25. Nils Lenz, (813) 782-9491.• Trinity Business Association: 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Fox Hollow Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Guests welcome. Cost is $12. Call Ginny Pierce at (727) 433-4073.• BNI Platinum: 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway, Lutz. Call Bob Nixon at (813) 263-5632.• Pasco Business Connections: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Broken Yolk, 3350 Grand Blvd., Holiday. Email [email protected]• Wednesday Morning Networking Group: 7:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Que, 3116 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. A short networking presentation will be followed by a chance for all attendees to do a 30-second commercial. Cost is $7 in advance for members, $10 for guests, and includes breakfast. Call the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce at (813) 909-2722.• Keep It Local-Trinity Chapter: 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Havana Dreamers Cafe, 3104 Town Ave., Trinity. (813) 405-7815.• Pasco Aging Network: 8 to 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Location changes each month. For information or to RSVP, visit pascoagingnetwork.org. PAN is a coalition of agencies and private providers of elder services in Pasco.• Keep It Local-Wesley Chapel Chapter: 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Lexington Oaks Golf & Country Club, 26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 405-7815.• Keep It Local-Christian Women’s Network Chapter: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Direction Connection, 2632 U.S. 19, Holiday. (813) 405-7815.• Free Networking International: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Cantina Laredo, 2000 Piazza Ave., Building 4, Suite 170, Wesley Chapel (at the Shops at Wiregrass). Attendees pay for their own lunch. Call Martine Duncan at (813) 929-6816.• Keep It Local-New Port Richey Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Direction Connection, 2632 U.S. 19, Holiday. (813) 405-7815.• Keep It Local-Odessa/Trinity Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., Trinity. (813) 405-7815.• West Pasco Business Network: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Denny’s, 12105 U.S. 19, Hudson. Call Pete Petrignani at (727) 967-3106.• BNI Eagles: 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Clay Henderson at (727) 534-5191.• BNI Referral Connection: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant, 22948 State Road 54, Lutz. Call Rob Hamilton at (813) 431-5887.• Christian Business Connections of Central Pasco: 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at Quail Hollow Golf Club, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel. Cost of $9 per meeting, includes breakfast and beverages. Annual membership dues are $100. Call Rene Van Hout at (813) 300-7511.• Trinity/West Pasco Chapter of NPI: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at The Grand Plaza Café, 4040 Little Road, New Port Richey. Call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.• Networking For Your Success: 8 a.m. Thursdays at Lexington Oaks Country Club, 2615 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Cost is $5 and includes a continental breakfast. Annual membership is $79. Call Matt at (813) 782-1777.• Women-n-Charge: 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month, Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. The cost is $15 for members and $18 for guests who RSVP by Monday prior to the meeting. Tuesday and after, the cost is $20 for members and $23 for guests. To RSVP, visit women-n-charge.com/meetings/. For information, call Judy at (813) 600-9848.• Women of Wesley Chapel (WOW): 7:30 to 9 a.m. first Friday of each month, Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care at Wiregrass Ranch, 30070 State Road 56, Wesley Chapel. WOW is the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce’s women only networking group. The cost is $5, includes breakfast and networking. To RSVP, call (813) 994-8534 or email [email protected]