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Health Notes 7-31-20

By Staff | Jul 30, 2020

Golisano Children’s Hospital to celebrate Panda Cares Day Aug. 8

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is recognizing the financial support of donations made by Panda Express through its philanthropic arm, Panda Cares, to young patients in Glades, Collier, Lee, Hendry and Charlotte counties.

The generosity of Panda guests and associates who foster the spirit of giving and inspire brighter futures is celebrated on Aug. 8, the anniversary of Panda Cares.

On this year’s Panda Cares Day, Panda Express is hosting a one-day virtual fundraiser on Aug. 8. When a guest places an order on the Panda Express mobile app or website using the promo code “PandaCaresDay,” Panda will donate 28 percent of online sales to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Established in 1994, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a “Top Hospital” three consecutive years by The Leapfrog Group. It is the only recognized children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Lee Health opened the new 134-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2017, relocating the children’s hospital from the adjacent HealthPark Medical Center. It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms. For more information, visit GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org

Lee Health to host virtual town hall meeting Aug. 5

Lee Health will host a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 12:30 p.m. The Facebook Live event is open to the public and will feature a discussion with Lee Health leaders about the facts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as include an interactive question and answer session.

 Since the start of the pandemic, Lee Health has remained committed to transparency. Keeping the community in-formed about the current state of the virus and the safety of its hospitals is a top priority for the health system. Shortly after the pandemic broke out, Lee Health began issuing daily communications to the community, its employees and news organizations to keep everyone apprised on how to stay safe and healthy.

 The virtual event will be moderated by Lindsey Morton, senior creative services project manager at Lee Health, and will feature Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, president & CEO at Lee Health and Alex Daneshmand, D.O., MBA, FAAP, chief quality and patient safety officer at Lee Health.

 The event is free and no subscription or login is required. For those without access to Facebook, the event will also be live streamed at LeeHealth.org.

For more information, visit the Lee Health Facebook page.

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health.

Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.


FSW Cardiovascular Technology program receives $500,000 donation

Florida SouthWestern State College’s Cardiovascular Technology program has received a $500,000 donation from Donna Sublett in memory of her husband James E. Sublett.

The FSW cardiovascular technology lab and classroom will be named the “James E. Sublett Cardiovascular Laboratory and Classroom” and the funds will be used to enhance the simulation aspects of the program, providing FSW’s Cardiovascular Technology program the opportunity to purchase Gaumard HAL and TactEX simulators.

The Gaumard HAL is an advanced adult patient simulator that will enable students to sharpen their patient assessment and critical care skills. It utilizes wireless and tetherless technology and is completely self-contained. HAL supports real ECG monitors, oximeters, BP cuffs, and defibrillators, just like a real patient. Students will be able to practice a wide variety of patient-related clinical scenarios including acute myocardial infarctions and cardiogenic shock.

The Subletts have been Southwest Florida residents for over 30 years and have actively and generously served Southwest Florida in business, church and community.

Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest institution of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees and professional certifications, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests.

Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.