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Stay Safe In and Around the Water
Drowning is Preventable!
Keeping children safe is a priority both inside and outside. Whether children are swimming at a home pool or in natural
bodies of water, with friends or with family, water safety is always key. Did you know that every day, an estimated two children
(ages 14 and under) lose their lives to drowning? Drowning is the third leading cause of all deaths for children ages 1 to 4.
Drowning is preventable. Use these parent prevention tips to
ensure your child’s safety in and around the water.
• L
earn to swim. Swimming lessons, even among toddlers
and young children, can help protect them from drowning.
• L
earn CPR. CPR can help you save a child’s life. Learn CPR
and get recertified every two years.
Use the buddy system. Always swim with a buddy. Look
for swimming sites that have lifeguards on duty whenever
Do not use air‐filled or foam toys as safety devices. Do
not use toys, such as “water wings,” “noodles,” or inner‐
tubes, instead of life jackets (or personal flotation devices).
While these toys are fun, they are not designed to keep
swimmers safe.
Supervise your children. Supervise young children at
all times around bathtubs, swimming pools, and natural
bodies of water. When supervising kids near water, avoid
distracting activities such as playing cards, reading books,
or talking on the phone, and always stay close enough to
reach out and touch young children.
Don’t drink alcohol. Avoid alcohol before or during
swimming, boating, or water skiing. Do not drink alcohol
while supervising children.
If you have a pool at home:
Install four‐sided fencing. Install a four‐sided pool fence,
at least 4 feet high, that separates the house and play area
from the pool area. Use self‐closing and self‐latching gates
that open outward with latches that are out of the reach of
Clear the pool deck of toys. Immediately remove floats,
balls and other toys from the pool and surrounding area
after use. These toys may encourage children to enter the
pool area unsupervised and potentially fall into the pool.
Around natural bodies of water:
Wear life jackets. Even if they know how to swim, make
sure kids wear life jackets in and around natural bodies of
water. Use U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets when
boating, regardless of travel distance, boat size, or boater’s
swimming ability.
Before swimming or boating, know the local weather
conditions and forecast. Avoid swimming and or boating
whenever there are strong winds and thunder or lightning.
Watch for dangerous waves and signs of rip currents (for
example, water that is discolored and choppy, foamy, or
filled with debris and moving away from shore). If you are
caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore; once free,
swim diagonally away from the current toward the shore.
Source: (2014)
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Exercise Success
By Suvy Kuriakose, MD
By setting realistic goals, you
can build up a routine that you
can feel comfortable with.
Not long ago, I overheard a gentleman talking with friends over a cup of coffee.
“I went to see my doctor and she recommended an exercise program,” said the
gentleman with a chuckle. “Where am I going to find the time to exercise? I can’t!”
His friends nodded in agreement.
Exercise is a common conversation topic in my office; one I often discuss with my
patients. Each one has the best intentions to commit to a lifestyle that better addresses important concerns such as heart health and diabetes. But when I mention
exercise, many people automatically think they don’t have the time or persistence
to succeed. They often say, “I can’t.” They believe that they are caught in a rut of
physical inactivity.
I’m here to say: yes you can! Incorporating physical activity into a healthier lifestyle
is easy and can take just a few minutes a day.
When watching your weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy. Combined with reducing the number of calories
you eat, exercise actually creates a calorie deficit and reduces risks of cardiovascular
disease and diabetes beyond that produced by weight loss alone. A few minutes of
physical activity a day can help you:
• Maintain weight
• Reduce high blood pressure
• Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers
• Reduce arthritis pain and associated disability
• And more
Making it Work for Your Long Term Health
Dr. Suvy Kuriakose practices
family medicine at Maguire Family
Medicine in Ocoee, Florida. She
graduated from the University of
Debrecen, Health and Science
Center in Hungary and completed
her residency in Family Medicine
via North Shore –L IJ at Southside
Hospital in Bayshore, New York.
Dr. Kuriakose is Board Certified
in family medicine and has been
practicing for over six years, specializing in primary and preventative care, women’s health,
occupational medicine and subacute rehabilitation. Her office can
be reached at 407.877.1990.
The goal is to get “long and lean,” which is beneficial for the heart. Try an elliptical
machine, treadmill, or just outdoor walking or swimming. These are non impact
activities that provide great cardiovascular benefits.
Starting out your first week, it’s okay to do 10 minutes a day. Each week, try to
increase your workout by five extra minutes until you reach 40 minutes a day, five
times a week, as recommended by the American Heart Association.
By setting realistic goals, you can build up a routine that you can feel comfortable
with. Complement your workouts with fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy products that fuel your body. You will feel good and see the benefits of this small, but
powerful, lifestyle change. Of course, talk with your doctor before starting any new
workouts if you have certain health conditions.
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Summer is here and before you know it, the
new school year will be around the corner.
Besides shopping for the annual bounty of
school clothes and supplies, many parents
have another pressing matter to consider:
While we all grew up with our share of
immunizations, it is easy to forget which one
your child may need at any given time and
why. To stay informed, it is beneficial to keep
a dialog going with your child’s doctor and
to keep updated information resources on
hand. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. By
doing so, you can keep your child on track and
eliminate the hassles associated with tracking
and managing immunizations.
3) After the Immunization Visit
4) Where can I locate existing immunization records?
Sometimes a child will have a fever or a sore leg or arm (where
the shot was given) after an immunization visit. You can give
your child a non-aspirin pain reliever to reduce any pain or
fever that might follow vaccinations. Giving the child plenty
of fluids to drink can also help reduce a fever. A cool, wet
washcloth over the sore area can help relieve pain.
Children’s records
A severe allergic reaction to a vaccine is very unlikely, but if one
were to occur, be ready to respond to it.
• I f an allergic reaction occurs, it will usually happen within a
few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination.
• S igns of a severe allergic reaction can include difficulty
breathing, dizziness, swelling of the throat, hives, fast
heartbeat, hoarseness or wheezing.
• I f your baby shows these signs, seek medical assistance
• B
e ready to tell the doctor when the reaction occurred, what
vaccinations were given, and when.
• Sometimes schools hold the vaccination records of children
who attended, but these records are generally not kept for
more than a year or two or, at the longest, until graduation.
• Review family records such as a baby book.
• Check with your child’s physician.
College student records
• Many colleges provide vaccinations (often, certain
vaccinations are required for enrollment). Contact your child’s
college’s medical services department (student health) for
further information.
To learn more, as well as to find immunization schedules
relevant to your child’s specific age group, visit the CDC at Vaccination requirements
can vary by state.
2014 Immunization Schedules:
Immunization topics you can discuss with
your doctor include the following:
1) Why Immunize?
12-15 Months
11-12 Years
Certain diseases have become rare due to
Hep B
HPV, Tdap, Meningococcal, PCV13
1-2 Months
12-23 Months
Hep B
Hep A: Given as two shots,
It is true; some diseases (like polio and
diphtheria) have become rare in the United
States. Of course, they have become rare
largely because we have been vaccinating
against them. However, immunizations play
a significant role in the prevention, reduction
and near elimination of certain disease
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• Call your local or state health department’s immunization
2 Months
2 Months to 15 Months
Meningococcal for high-risk groups.
2) During the Immunization Visit
4 Months
Your provider should give you a Vaccine
Information Statement (VIS) for each vaccine
your child receives. VISs contain useful
information about the vaccine, including its
risks and benefits. If you would like to review
these VISs before the office visit, you can
find them online at
pubs/vis/default.htm. There is a VIS for each
vaccine, and many of them are available in
languages other than English.
6-18 Months
Hep B. DTaP, IPV, PCV and RV at 6
months. Influenza is recommended
every year for children over 6 months
of age.
6 months apart.
15-18 Months
4-6 Years
DTaP, IPV, MMR, VAR, Influenza.
(high-risk groups), PPSV23 (high-risk
groups), IPV (catch-up), MMR (catchup), VAR (catch-up), Hep A (catch up
and high-risk groups), Influenza.
13-18 Years
Tdap, HPV (catch-up), PCV13 (at-risk
groups), PPSV23 (at-risk groups), IPV
(under 18 or catch-up), MMR (catchup), VAR (catch-up), Hep A (catch-up
7-10 Years
and high-risk groups), Meningococcal
Hep B (catch-up), Tdap (catch-up),
(booster or catch-up), Influenza.
MMR (catch-up), PCV13 (high-risk
groups), PPSV23 (high-risk groups),
IPV (catch-up), MMR (catch-up), VAR
(catch-up), Hep A (high-risk groups),
Meningococcal (high-risk groups),
Source: (2014)
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Hand Hygiene Month
Practicing good hand hygiene
saves lives
Hand Hygiene is the Best Way to Prevent the Spread of Infections
When you should practice hand hygiene:
•Before preparing or eating food.
•Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
•Before and after changing wound dressings
or bandages.
•After using the restroom. After blowing your
nose, coughing, or sneezing. After touching
hospital surfaces such as bed rails, bedside
tables, doorknobs, remote controls, or the
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to
prevent the spread of infections, including the common cold, flu, and even hard-to-treat infections, such as
methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Follow these guidelines to make sure you and your loved
ones are practicing the best hand hygiene possible.
How to Wash Your Hands
With soap and water:
• Wet your hands with warm water.
• Use liquid soap if possible.
• Apply a nickel or quarter sized amount of soap to your
• Rub your hands together until soap forms a lather and then
rub all over the top of your hands, in between your fingers
and the area around and under the fingernails.
• Continue rubbing your hands for 15 seconds. Need a
timer? Imagine singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
• Rinse your hands well under running water.
• Dry your hands using a paper towel if possible. Then use
your paper towel to turn off the faucet and to open the door
if needed.
With an alcohol based hand rub:
• F
ollow directions on the bottle for how much of the
product to use.
• Rub hands together and then rub product all over the top
of your hands, in between your fingers and the area around
and under the fingernails.
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Continue rubbing until your hands are dry.
If enough rub was used to kill germs, it should take at least
15 seconds of rubbing before your hands feel dry.
You should not rinse your hands with water or dry them
with a towel.
Which product should you use?
Use soap and water:
• When your hands look dirty.
• After you use the bathroom.
• Before you eat or prepare food.
Use an alcohol-based hand rub:
• When your hands do not look dirty.
• If soap and water are not available.
It only takes 15 seconds to
protect yourself and others.
Source: (2014)
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Healthy Summer Recipes
Cool Tips for Summertime Grilling
Shaila Philip, MS, RD, LD, Health Central Hospital’s
Clinical Nutrition Manager and registered dietitian, holds a
bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a master’s
degree in Home Economics and Education. She has been with
Health Central Hospital for nearly 25 years.
Cool Tips for
For us Floridians, the summer heat will rarely keep
us from firing up the grill. But we need to take extra
steps to stay cool while outdoors as temperatures
begin to soar high. We have compiled a list of
five tips to ensure you remain safe while grilling in
extreme heat.
1) Stay hydrated. Your greatest risk when spending extended
periods of time out in the hot summer sun is dehydration. Keep
plenty of water on hand during your next grill-out and, most
importantly, use it. Sports drinks are also great as they help
replace sodium and other important electrolytes that are lost
due to sweat. When the temperature outside is rising, your
first instinct might be to reach for an ice-cold beer. Alcohol,
however, will promote dehydration.
2) Stay shaded. When setting up your grill site, consider
• 2/3 cup white sugar
cooking under the cooling shade of a tree or, better yet, invest
in a fire retardant pop-up canopy that can be positioned over
your grill regardless of whether you are grilling in the backyard,
at the park, or the beach.
• 3/4 cup vegetable oil
3) Bring the right tools. The extreme heat outside, along
with the heat coming off the grill, can increase the risk of
dehydration and possible sun stroke. While standard kitchen
tongs and spatulas may do the job on most days, investing in
versions that are 16-inches long or more will keep you further
from the direct grill heat. Equally, the handles of your grill cover
are likely to be significantly hotter than they normally would
be, so consider putting on a heat resistant glove before
reaching for that handle.
4) Plan your menu accordingly. When preparing your
menu, consider dishes that can be cooked ahead of time.
Seasonal vegetables can be grilled earlier in the day, tossed
with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and served cold,
while corn on the cob can be grilled in the husk until the husk is
nicely charred, set aside, and then thrown back onto a covered
grill just before serving. Also consider grilling some fresh fruit to
serve as a cold side dish or served on top of grilled pound cake
with a drizzle of chocolate syrup for dessert.
Start up the grill and get out of the kitchen with this
delicious, warm-weather main dish recipe! Grilling
chicken is an easy way to make your dinner healthy.
Makes 6 servings
•1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
(marinated overnight in Italian dressing)
• 1/2 cup pecans
• 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
• 1/2 onion, minced
• 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
• 1 teaspoon ground mustard
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
• 1/2 bag spring salad mix and half bag baby spinach
• 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries and mandarin oranges
1.Preheat the grill for high heat.
2. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken 8 minutes
on each side, or until juices run clear. Remove from
heat, cool and slice.
3.Meanwhile place pecans in a dry skillet over
medium-high heat. Cook pecans until fragrant, stirring
frequently, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and
set aside.
4.In a blender, combine the red wine vinegar, sugar,
vegetable oil, onion, mustard, salt and pepper.
Process until smooth.
5.Arrange lettuce on serving plates. Top with grilled
chicken slices, strawberries and pecans. Drizzle with
the dressing to serve. Top with feta cheese.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes
Fresh produce keeps it light and flavorful.
Consider grilling some fresh fruit…
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FROM THE Foundation
The Walt Disney Company Announces
$3 Million Gift in Support of Arnold Palmer
Hospital for Children
Campaign Underway
for Health Central Park’s
Dementia Unit
Known for world-class, fun-filled children’s entertainment,
Central Florida is also becoming world-renowned for
excellence in children’s healthcare. Today, magic, hope
and healing come together in another milestone for our
region’s history.
Leslie and John Cervenka and the Bond Foundation help kick off
fundraising for renovations at Circle of Friends.
The Walt Disney Company’s recent $3 million gift is enabling
the purchase and installation of a critically needed 3T MRI
within the Imaging Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for
Children. A growing demand for services and the addition of
new pediatric specialties has created an urgent need for this
advanced technology, which provides quicker diagnosis and
higher resolution imaging – all with safer, lower exposure
to radiation. The 3T MRI will serve as a critical first step in
the treatment of children seeking care at The Burt Martin
Champions for Children Emergency Department and Trauma
Center in addition to supporting other key pediatric programs
at Arnold Palmer Hospital.
Once upon a time…
In the late 1970s, as Walt Disney was realizing his vision
for Walt Disney World in Central Florida, a small group of
pediatricians and community leaders had a vision of their own
– to build the first children’s hospital in Central Florida. Until
then, critically ill children and their families had no choice
but to leave the area to receive specialized healthcare. Arnold
Palmer graciously agreed to lend his name and support as he
too had a vision – and a challenge to be the best.
“Since Arnold Palmer Hospital opened its doors nearly 25
years ago, we made a promise to Arnold Palmer that ‘good’
would never be good enough,” says John Bozard, president,
Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. “Thanks to
many generous and dedicated individuals and organizations,
our hospital has earned a reputation as one of the leading
hospitals of its kind in the Southeast and the nation. From the
very beginning, The Walt Disney Company has served as a
tremendous and valued community partner.”
The Walt Disney Company was among the first lead donors
to help build Arnold Palmer Hospital and, through the years,
they have continued their support philanthropically while also
sharing their business and creative expertise. In 1989, their
Imagineers transformed the lobby of Arnold Palmer Hospital
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One in eight Americans ages 65 or older will develop Alzheimer’s disease
during their life. By 2025, it is forecast that one in six Floridians over age
65 will have Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The Walt Disney Company Announces $3 Million Gift at Orlando
Health’s ONE NIGHTSM to Celebrate Excellence in Trauma Care on
May 4, 2014. The gift will enable the purchase and installation of a
new 3T MRI machine at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
Pictured left to right: John Bozard, President, Arnold Palmer
Medical Center Foundation; Kathy Swanson, President, Arnold
Palmer Medical Center; Brian Besanceney, Senior Vice President,
Public Affairs, Walt Disney World Resort; and Dr. Jamal Hakim,
Interim President and CEO, Orlando Health.
with their Disney magic. Several members of their executive
leadership team have served on the system and Foundation
boards of directors and continue to do so today. And, they
have also served as a corporate sponsor of our ONE NIGHT to
Celebrate Excellence in Trauma Care gala for all nine years of
its existence.
“Philanthropy truly has the power to turn dreams into
reality,” says Bozard. “As we begin to celebrate the 25th
birthday of Arnold Palmer Hospital and reflect on all that we
have accomplished and look to the future, The Walt Disney
Company’s tremendous influence has been no exception.”
“It gives me great pleasure to announce The Walt Disney
Company’s $3 million gift in support of Arnold Palmer
Hospital and to know that our philanthropic support will help
not only the children who live and play in Central Florida,
but children who travel from across our country and around
the world to visit Central Florida,” says George Kalogridis,
President, Walt Disney World Resort. “We are very proud to
support Arnold Palmer Hospital’s commitment to providing
the highest quality of life-saving and compassionate care for
young patients.”
Fortunately, an award-winning facility located in Winter Garden provides
exceptional care to patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other types of
dementia, and is part of the Orlando Health family. Circle of Friends, part of
Health Central Park, offers long-term, full-time care to 49 residents. These
patients are in the hands of specially trained staff members who help meet
the physical, emotional and social needs of each and every resident.
Health Central Park won the Silver National Quality Award by the American
Health Care Association in 2011, just one of three (out of 700 facilities
state-wide) that received this honor, and one of 30 in the nation.
While continuing to provide excellent care each day, Circle of Friends, built
in 1966, has begun to show its age from constant use. The renovation will
include the nursing station, dining and activity areas, resident rooms and
private bathrooms, and the family room with a total cost of $500,000. These
renovations will enhance the quality of care and level of comfort the residents
Orlando Health Southwest board member Leslie Cervenka and
her husband John donated funds to begin a $500,000 renovation
project at Circle of Friends, part of Health Central Park in
Southwest Orange County.
Thank you to the Bond
Foundation and the Cervenkas
for continuing to invest in the
health and wellbeing of the
Southwest Orange community.
Generous donations help support the renovation project.
The Bond Foundation, located in Winter Garden, donated $50,000 for the
Circle of Friends renovation. The Bond Foundation supports projects in the
Central Florida area with a focus on West Orange County.
Board member and 1918 Society member Leslie Cervenka, and her husband
John, gave $30,000 to Health Central Park’s Circle of Friends. They have
a personal connection and wanted to help. “John and I are so pleased to
be able to give this gift to help with the renovation,” Leslie says. “We have
had dementia in our family and know how important it is to provide a safe
environment where the residents are engaged with activities on a daily basis.”
Thank you to the Bond Foundation and the Cervenkas for continuing to
invest in the health and wellbeing of the Southwest Orange community.
To make a gift in support of Dr. P. Phillips
Hospital or Health Central Hospital, please
visit To discuss
your gift or learn more, please contact
Wendy Proctor at 321.843.2448.
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Health Central Hospital Hosts Free Chair
Exercise Classes
Get your day started with a low impact chair exercise
class sponsored by Health Central Hospital. It’s fun
and free for seniors! Takes place each Wednesday
from 8 am – 9 am at the Thomas Ison Center.
1701 Adair Street, Ocoee. Call 407.296.1496 for
These classes are designed to prepare expectant
parents for the childbirth experience.
Childbirth Educational Class
AARP Driver Safety Program
This class teaches safe and defensive driving and is
held on select dates from 9 am – 12 pm at Health
Central Park Auditorium. The address is 411 North
Dillard Ave, Winter Garden FL 34787. The cost for
the two day class is $12 for AARP members (must
bring membership card) and $14 for non-members.
For additional information and to register for the
class, please call AARP at 1.888.227.7669.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Cardiac Patients, such as those who have suffered
heart attack, those with stable angina, and those
who have had open heart surgery, are encouraged
to participate in the cardiac rehabilitation program
at Health Central Hospital. A physician’s referral is
Classes are held weekly in Health Central Hospital’s
Gleason Room. Participants are encouraged to
bring at least two pillows, a blanket, a coach, a drink
and a snack. Don’t forget to ask about New Daddy
boot camps.
Registration is required and classes are free of
charge for Healthy Start and MomCare participants.
Healthy Start and MomCare participants may
register through their care coordinator. If not a
Healthy Start and/or MomCare participant, visit to register and the charge
will be $25.00.
Diabetes Education Classes
Health Central Hospital’s Diabetes Center
instructors are certified and trained in the latest
diabetes treatments. Attendees must have a
physician’s referral and call to reserve a spot in each
class. To get additional information and to register
for a class, please call 407.296.1447.
Jane Austen Book Club
The book club meets on the third Saturday of every
month in the Bradford room at Health Central
Hospital from 1 pm – 3 pm. No reservations are
needed to attend. Please call 407.296.1497 if you
have any questions.
Day in Jacksonville - from Orlando
September 24, 2014
Tour the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Jacksonville Branch Office and learn about the
Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at Juliette’s
Bistro at The Omni Hotel. Discover how one of
America’s most famous beers is crafted, following
it through the steps of the brewing process at
Budweiser Jacksonville and sample some of
their quality products in the Hospitality Room.
Price includes transportation, attractions listed,
lunch and driver gratuity. Call Life’s a Trip Tours:
Sebastian Inlet - from Orlando
October 22, 2014
Cruise along the shallow waters of the Indian River
Lagoon and the Sebastian River on a two hour
ecological tour. See manatee, bottle nose dolphin,
pelicans and a wide array of beautiful birds. Enjoy
lunch at Capt. Hiram’s Resort & Marina. Visit
Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum. Price includes
transportation, listed attractions, lunch and driver
gratuity. Call Life’s a Trip Tours: 407.855.9732.
Kennedy Space Center - from Orlando
November 18, 2014
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a must
see destination. The complex offers a mixture of
the past and the future. Visit the Apollo Saturn V
Center. Stand under the largest rocket ever made
– the mighty Saturn V and visit Space Shuttle
Atlantis, NASA’s most astonishing spacecraft ever.
Also enjoy two incredible 3-D IMAX® Theater
presentations of the Hubble Telescope and life
aboard the International Space Station. Price
includes transportation, attractions listed and driver
gratuity. Call Life’s a Trip Tours: 407.855.9732.
Kidney Smart - Kidney Education Class
2014 Class dates: July 24th, August 28th and
September 25th.
Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas 10 Night Palm Trees & Pink Sand Cruise
September 1-11, 2014 from Ft. Lauderdale
Ports of call include: Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
Charleston, SC; King’s Wharf (Bermuda);
Nassau and CoCo Cay (Bahamas). Starts at
$1079/person (double occupancy). $100/cabin
onboard credit. OmniTours: 1.877.787.6664.
Introducing Kidney Smart Classes! Have questions
about kidney disease? Learn from expert educators
about kidney function and causes of kidney disease,
diet, nutrition and medications; diabetes and
hypertension management, treatment options and
Location: Health Central Hospital Bradford Room.
To register for an upcoming class in your area, call
1.888.695.4363 or visit
The Maintenance Program takes place on Tuesdays
and Thursdays and is $4 (self-pay). Please call
Joyce McIlroy for information and to register at
Life’s-A-Trip Tours
For more information or reservations, call
OmniTours toll free at 1.877.787.6664.
The Phase II Cardiac Rehab Program takes
place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday by
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Call 407.855.9732 or email [email protected] for information and reservations. Visit to stay up-to-date on all upcoming trips.
Carnival Paradise –
5 Night Western Caribbean Sailing
October 27 – November 1, 2014
Ports of call include: Tampa, FL; Grand Cayman
(Cayman Islands), and Cozumel (Mexico).
Starts at $469/person (double occupancy).
OmniTours: 1.877.787.6664.
Carnival Liberty –
8 Night Eastern Caribbean sailing
November 28-December 6, 2014
Ports of call include: Port Canaveral, FL; Grand Turk (Turks and Caicos),
St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), San Juan (PR), and St. Maarten. Starts at
$689/person (double occupancy). $75/cabin onboard credit. OmniTours:
The Norwegian Sun – A Valentine’s Day Sailing –
7 Night Western Caribbean
February 8-15, 2015
Ports of call include: Tampa, FL; Roatan (Honduras), Belize City (Belize),
Costa Maya (Mexico), and Cozumel (Mexico). Starts at $729/person
(double occupancy). $50/cabin onboard credit. OmniTours:
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
This 36-session rehabilitation program
is designed for those with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Registration and physician’s referral are
required. The Phase II Pulmonary Rehab
Program takes place every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday by appointment.
The Maintenance Program takes place
on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is $4
(self-pay). Please call Joyce McIlroy for
information and to register at 407.296.1599.
Free Medicare Insurance counseling for seniors on the third Monday of
each month. All sessions are in the Health Central Hospital Bradford
Room. Call Diana Chin with questions at 407.514.1823.
Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drugs? Are
you new to Medicare and not sure what options you have? The Florida
Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program is offered at no cost to you. Trained volunteers can
assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, caregivers, and others with
Medicare and health insurance questions. Services are free, unbiased,
and confidential. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at
1.800.963.5337 or visit
West Oaks Walkers–Get your walking shoes ready for fun!
Enjoy some healthy fun with your friends and neighbors. Join the West
Oaks Walkers and start walking now! The Walkers meet at the West Oaks
Mall daily at 8:30 am. Please meet at the food court entrance of the Mall.
West Orange Seniors Group
Active West Orange County seniors: this group is for you! Join your
friends and neighbors for special events, luncheons, dancing, trips,
Bingo and more! The group meets at the Thomas Ison Center. 1701
Adair Street, Ocoee. Call Wendell at 407.592.4498 to learn more. Email
[email protected] or visit
Walkers’ Breakfasts
Takes place monthly in the Gleason Room. Start time is 8:30 am. Attendees
are asked to bring at least one canned food donation for Second Harvest
Food Bank. Feel free to drop off canned goods at the Community Relations
department at Health Central Hospital on the fourth floor.
• Tuesday, July 8th
• Tuesday, August 12th
• Tuesday, September 8th
Health Central Auxiliary
Health Central Auxiliary to host special sales! Electronics, gifts, handbags,
jewelry and more! All sales events are located in the Health Central
Hospital Atrium Lobby from 8 am – 5 pm.
• July 9th & 10th Uniform Sale
• August 6th & 7th Books are Fun
• Sept. 10th & 11th Hearth & Home
• Sept. 23rd & 24th International Jewelry
Blood Drives at Health Central Hospital
The Big Red Bus will be at Health Central Hospital:
• August 22nd from 11:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Support Groups
CPAP (Continuous Airway Pressure) Support Group
The program includes:
• Guest speakers.
• Interaction with other CPAP users.
• Q&A with a registered sleep technician.
• Presentation of new masks and opportunities for mask fitting.
• Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 pm - 7 pm at
Health Central Hospital. RSVP to 321.842.5430.
SOS Meetings - (Support Obesity Surgery)
Open to all people who have had or are considering SOS—regardless of
surgery type or surgeon. Every fourth Saturday of the month from 10
am – 12 pm in Health Central Hospital’s Gleason Room. Post-op patients
meet with dietician in the Bradford Room from 11 am – 12 pm. For more
information, please call 407.839.3700. Dates for 2014:
• July 26th
• July 26th
• August 23rd
• September 27th
Free Smoking Cessation Classes at
Health Central Hospital
Wednesdays, August 20th-September 17th, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Bradford
Room; and Wednesday, July 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Gleason Room. Call
1.877.252.6094 for more information.
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Click on our “Like” button at the top of the page. Then, say “hello” on our wall. Keep checking our page for special events, recipes and other
healthy fun ideas and don’t forget to “Share” with your friends! Don’t miss out on our new Health Central Hospital Pinterest pages!
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Ocoee, Fl 34761
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On campus
On campus
60+ years
Among the Nation’s
Top Hospitals
cancer care
ardiac Care Cardiac Care EMERGENCY for Patient Care and Safety*
by the West Orange community for over 60 years, Health Central
Full Service Cardiac Care Trusted
Hospital provides full-service, on campus healthcare including:
Acute Care Facility
ll Service
On campus
Cardiac Care
On Campus Emergency Department backed by the
care care
for the
ervice cancer
Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Trauma Center
Cardiac Care
er care cancer
of the Community:
care On campus
Lifesaving Cardiac Care and STEMI Program (Among Florida’s
programs in treating heart attack with blocked coronary artery)
campus Cardiac
on campus and
+ years close to home. 60+ years Intensivist Program featuring Robodoc
Care cancer care
Joint Commission Accredited Stroke Receiving Center
supported by ORMC’s Comprehensive Stroke Program
State-of-the-Art Cancer Care
Primary Care – Over 48 Specialties on campus
* Top 10th percentile in the nation: 100% Core Measures / Patient Safety
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