Lake-Sumter State College and the LSSC Foundation dedicated the Ann Dupée Nursing Simulation Center on the South Lake campus, Monday, September 9.  The late Ann Dupee hated to miss any event and some who attended the dedication ceremony said...
In Florida, raccoons, bats, foxes, and unvaccinated cats are the animals most frequently diagnosed with rabies. Other animals that are at high risk for rabies include skunks, otters, coyotes, bobcats, and stray or unvaccinated cats, dogs, and ferrets.  Each...
It affects more Americans than diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. It can result in extremely long and costly hospital stays and a decreased ability in daily functioning. Acute and chronic pain is a sad fact of...
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) emphasizes the importance of protecting against mosquito-borne diseases.  DOH-Lake works with partner agencies, including the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, mosquito control...
Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in Hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. The declaration builds upon the Public Health Advisory that was issued by the...
Lake Minneola High School HOSA (Future Health Professionals) won 1st place in Nursing Assisting for the second year in a row. HOSA is the largest international organization for middle school, high school, and postsecondary/collegiate students with an interest in the...
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) in collaboration with the Central Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to offer the following free Quit Tobacco Class: 2-Hour Tools to Quit Program Friday, July 19th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30...
Erin Garcia, MSN, RN was recently promoted to Director of Cornerstone Hospice’s Hospice Houses. Garcia, who joined the organization four years ago and most recently was the Assistant Hospice House Director, will oversee operations of Cornerstone’s four hospice Houses and...
John A. Moore, Senior Vice President Orlando Health, President South Lake Hospital, shared a healthcare update on Friday, June 21 at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. Some of the interesting items touched upon: Three emergency care facilities are located...
Each year, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce (SLCC) holds a 12-week Wellness Challenge; a competition to see who can lose the most weight and pursue a healthier lifestyle overall. On Friday, June 21, Cyndi Staudt, Community Wellness Coordinator at the...
During Florida’s rainy season, outdoor activities often go hand-in-hand with the buzz of disease-carrying mosquitoes. Lake County Mosquito & Aquatic Plant Management is reminding residents of the health risks associated with mosquitoes as they become more active in the...
The Leapfrog Group, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and IBM Watson Health have noted Orlando Health hospitals for their patient safety, overall quality, and inpatient mortality outcomes. Spring 2019 grades, released by the patient-safety advocates at...
In just one year, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion-Blue Cedar has become of vital importance to the community, serving more than 11,000 patients between the emergency room and outpatient services. On June 6 members of the South...
While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service is predicting a nearly normal hurricane season for 2019, emergency officials are reminding residents to be vigilant. Experts predict a 40% chance of a nearly normal hurricane season, with a...
Lake Technical College is proud to announce the addition of the Paramedic program to the Clermont campus. Lake Tech’s Clermont campus is located at the Lake Sumter State College South Lake Campus. Current EMTs will further their EMS training...
The Florida sunshine is why people move to Florida. But during the summer months, the heat and sunshine hold major risks, including dehydration and a variety of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, even heat...
Drs. Saranita and Paez of South Lake Pain Institute of Clermont and Orlando recently broke ground on a multidisciplinary out-patient surgical center in partnership with Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. The opening of this new out-patient surgical care facility...
Lake Technical College is proud to announce the addition of the new Patient Care Technician program. This is a 600-hour Pell Grant eligible program that can be completed in approximately 20 weeks. Students will learn:   Professional ethics and legal responsibilities  ...
 The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is inviting the public to help support a culture of health in the community.  Opportunities to participate include upcoming community health improvement plan (CHIP) webinars, team focus group events meetings. 2019 Dates...
Be Free Lake is the first Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training program in Lake County and second to launch throughout Florida. The pilot program titled "You're Not Alone" is focused on Mental Health Training for Youth. The training...
submitted by Sharon Wagner Taking care of our health is vital at any age, especially during our Golden Years. Studies have shown that one-third of our medical costs occur during middle age, and that amount increases to one-half during our...
Lake County’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is now training on a pediatric simulator, allowing the EMS staff the ability to practice their response on a child who may be experiencing a medical emergency. Our pediatric simulator produces a...
Submitted by Kevin Grogan On Saturday, October 14,  South Lake Multisport Events (SLME), a local 501(c)3, presented their donation of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) unit to the City of Clermont. Clermont Fire Marshal William Harrison and representatives of the...
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