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County health director named Outstanding Woman in Public Health

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer It takes more than one person to keep a community healthy, but it only takes one leader to keep that effort going. Belinda Johnson-Cornett, director of the Osceola County Health Department, has been that leader for Florida for many years, and, on April 9, received the award of 2014 Outstanding Woman in Public Health by the University of South Florida. The award recognizes a woman

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    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer For Brent Burish, the new CEO of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, the main goal is to keep the hospital moving forward. Having started April 1, he said he will focus on patient care as well as getting to know the community and staff. Through them, Burish said he’ll receive the necessary information to develop specific center goals. The St. Cloud Regional Medical Center hired

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  • Osceola residents rally for statewide testing of ALD

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer After their son Gabriel passed away from Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) last summer, Dawn and Peter Grigsby, of St. Cloud, set out to prevent other families from losing their sons to the disorder. Now, with the help of state Rep. Mike La Rosa, R-St. Cloud, they and three other Osceola County residents have brought the significance of ALD to Tallahassee. They are in the forefront of a

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  • Community Hope Center adds homeless health clinic

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer After months of collaboration, Health Care Center for the Homeless and Community Hope Center opened the first Orange Blossom Family Health Kissimmee clinic on Thursday, just a day before Community Hope Center’s one year anniversary. The clinic, the first in Osceola County for Health Care Center for the Homeless, will be able to provide primary and preventative medical services, behavioral health, and substance abuse and

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  • Gateway High grad beating leukemia

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Chris Abeleda, of Kissimmee, is in the middle of the undergraduate life shared by thousands of fellow students at the University of Florida. But unlike just about all of them, the sophomore psychology major and Gateway High School alumnus has had to work in leukemia treatments back in Orlando with classes, homework, intramurals and a social life. Abeleda, known to his friends as Hopper, is

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  • Enjoy these outdoor events, before the summer heat is on, including World’s Largest Food Truck Festival

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before it gets too hot to even walk around the block, there are a couple of running events coming up this spring, including one around scenic Bok Tower Gardens and another in Kissimmee that will make you red, white and blue along with some other colors. Runners and walking enthusiasts who want to participate in the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk should get

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  • Rangel to host health care enrollment navigators

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

    State Representative Ricardo Rangel (D-Kissimmee) has announced that he will be hosting health care enrollment navigators in his district office, located at 704 Mabbette St., Kissimmee. Navigators will be available to meet with constituents of House District 43, to explore health coverage options through the Health Insurance Marketplace, including completing eligibility and enrollment forms.  Constituents will have the opportunity to ask questions or address any issues or concerns related to

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