Health

St. Vincent’s Doctors Leading Southeast in Reducing Surgical Radiation for Heart Patients

St. Vincent’s Doctors Leading Southeast in Reducing Surgical Radiation for Heart Patients

JACKSONVILLE, FL – With three generations of women in her family who have battled breast cancer, Tiffany Kirkham has seen the effects of radiation firsthand. Kirkham was prepared to undergo whatever treatment necessary if she was similarly diagnosed, but she never thought she’d encounter radiation on a different front — in a battle against heart disease.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Names New President of St. Vincent’s Southside

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Names New President of St. Vincent’s Southside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- St. Vincent’s HealthCare has named a new President of  St. Vincent’s Southside. Kyle Sanders will join the    St. Vincent’s HealthCare family on August 6. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas where he leads a 470-bed acute care medical center as well as an 85-bed behavioral health facility, children’s hospital, heart hospital, land and helicopter ambulance and a fully-owned PPO Network. 

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Group Receives Final Investing In You Grant

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Group Receives Final Investing In You Grant

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The Young Survivors Group at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville will be able to continue to help young breast cancer survivors thanks to a recent $1,000 grant won through Community First Credit Union’s Investing in You contest. The grant will help secure a location for monthly meetings, provide educational materials and fund outreach efforts for the Young Survivors Group.

Advanced Patient Transportation becomes St. Vincent's Ambulance Service

Advanced Patient Transportation becomes St. Vincent's Ambulance Service

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Advanced Patient Transportation (APT) will now be known as St. Vincent’s Ambulance Service. 

St. Vincent’s Launches Occupational Health Program

St. Vincent’s Launches Occupational Health Program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- St. Vincent’s HealthCare is proud to announce it has launched a new occupational health program called St. Vincent’s First Care. Formerly known as CompCare, this new entity under the St. Vincent’s name will offer businesses in Northeast Florida prompt access to employee physicals, drug screenings, lab tests and quick assessment of employee injuries. St. Vincent’s First Care services are currently offered at 5600 Spring Park Road with additional facilities opening soon.

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

 

It’s happened to most of us, especially desk-bound workers. We’re at work and feeling as if we’ve been snacking all day. A handful of candy here and a bag of chips there doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up, especially when it comes to the numbers on the scale.

Free swimming lessons offered to Duval County children

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – Free swim lessons offered for children are available again this year for families who qualify based on financial need.