Palms of Pasadena Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital Announce the Appointment of Ronald R. Rasmussen, D.C., MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer

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Ronald R. Rasmussen Named CMO of Palms of Pasadena and St. Petersburg General Hospital Palms of Pasadena Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital announce the appointment of Ronald R. Rasmussen, D.C., MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for both facilities. Dr. Rasmussen is board certified in general surgery and comes to St. Petersburg from […]

First Successful Heart-Saving Device Implanted in Pinellas County at Largo Medical Center

Largo Medical Center is proud to announce it is the only hospital in Pinellas County approved by Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. (DNV) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implant a device restoring blood flow throughout the body for those with Advanced Heart Failure and for those who have exhausted other medical […]

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Study Finds Healthy-Weight Children Might Be at Risk for Obesity

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital shows that when it comes to counseling for weight management, pediatricians and parents and may be neglecting healthy-weight kids. The study, led by Raquel G. Hernandez M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., medical director of the hospital’s Healthy Weight Initiative, was published recently in the journal Childhood Obesity and found that fewer healthy weight […]

Northside Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award recognizes Northside Hospital’s commitment to quality heart failure care. ST. PETERSBURG, JUNE, 2019 ― Northside Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, […]

Clearwater Campus Resource Fair Benefits Students, Community

Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater Campus hosted its annual Community Resource Fair on Thursday, May 30. With more than 25 Outreach Partners in attendance, there were plenty of services available to inform students and members of the community. Students and community members enjoyed meeting with the various agencies and exploring the resources that are available to […]

UMA Clearwater Students Participate in Mass Casualty Training Exercise

On Wednesday, May 22, more than 10 Patient Care Technician students from Ultimate Medical Academy’s Clearwater Campus participated in a mass casualty training exercise at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Pinellas County’s only trauma center. The students had casualty makeup applied by UMA Clearwater Campus Director Dr. Rebecca Sarlo and Laboratory Compliance/AHA Specialist Lori Aslin. They were […]

Largo Medical Center Expands Services to Local Residents with new Specialty Units

$16 Million project creates additional services and bed capacity for the Community (LARGO, FL – May 2019) – Largo Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of two patient care units as part of an extensive $16 million construction and renovation project. The new Orthopedics and Transplant Intensive Care Unit (TICU) will substantially expand the scope […]

Largo Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ in Patient Safety

(LARGO, FL – MAY 2019) – When it comes to ensuring patient safety, Largo Medical Center is pleased to report it has received an ‘A.’ This Safety Grade is awarded by the Leapfrog Group as part of this organization’s way of recognizing our hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. “We are […]

Florida’s leaders taking baby steps on path to medical marijuana

Baby steps. Florida policymakers readily admit that’s the approach they’ve taken when it comes to dealing with pot, both before and after voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. Even a new governor — and with him, an administration that’s no longer hostile to the concept of cannabis as a cure — might […]