MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE

MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE

MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE

Priscilla was last seen on March 19th in the 2100 block of SW 39th Terrace and was reported as a runaway on that date.

Today (March 29th) new information obtained has upgraded the status to missing/endangered. Her last clothing description is unknown.

MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cape Coral Police Department at (239) 574-3223.

Please reference case number 21-006072.

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

Special focus on the mental health care crisis faced by frontline workers

The Uyeno Foundation launched its first-ever Virtual Mental Health Symposium on March 25, 2021. The symposium explored the evolving mental healthcare crisis faced by frontline and essential workers such as police officers, firefighters, EMS, and public defenders.

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

The panel consisted of professionals who work on the frontlines and in the mental health field. Pastor Dennis Gingerich was the moderator of the symposium and is the Lead Chaplain for the Cape Coral Police Department. He is also the Founding Pastor at Cape Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral and still serves as a pastor there today.

“Since 2017, every year more police officers and firefighters have died from suicide than in the line of duty,” said Pastor Dennis Gingerich during his opening statement.

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

The panelists included Public Defender Kathleen Smith; Domestic Abuse Advocate Sandy Cheetham; Registered Mental Health Counselor Dr. David Hall; Flight Trauma Nurse, Firefighter, and First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Dave Harrow; Director of Cornerstone Consultants Dr. Amy Trout; and Cape Coral Police Department’s Master Sergeant Jennifer Matlock.

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

The conversation covered topics from discussing the mental health epidemic, public perception of frontline and essential workers, and identifying “cries for help”, all the way to the stigma and solutions that are needed to serve frontline workers holistically.

“Ninety-three percent of first responders believe mental health is as important as physical health,” said Dr. Amy Trout. “We need to work on breaking down shame and redefining what strength and resiliency is. Strong is being aware of where we are weak and where we can grow to heal and strengthen.”

“Resilient is a great thing to be, but unless you have the mental health and resources to really embody that, it’s just a word,” said First Lieutenant Dave Harrow while highlighting the mental healthcare crisis for first responders.

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

The symposium closed with words of encouragement from Don and Joanne Uyeno, the founders of the Uyeno Foundation, and an announcement about its upcoming grant funding cycle opening on May 1, 2021. Organizations will be encouraged to subscribe for grant fund notifications via the Uyeno Foundation’s website www.uyenofoundation.org/apply.

Free Virtual Mental Health Symposium

The Uyeno Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers to access for mental health support services for all. The foundation seeks to fund initiatives that promote positive mental health through prevention, intervention, treatment, and education.

A full recording of the virtual mental health symposium is available on the website at www.uyenofoundation.org.

SWFL HOME HEALTH COMPANY WORKS TO VACCINATE HOMEBOUND SENIORS

SWFL HOME HEALTH COMPANY WORKS TO VACCINATE HOMEBOUND SENIORS

SWFL HOME HEALTH COMPANY WORKS TO VACCINATE HOMEBOUND SENIORS

For the last year, people who have mobility issues or those who are immunocompromised have not been able to safely leave the house.

SWFL HOME HEALTH COMPANY WORKS TO VACCINATE HOMEBOUND SENIORS

Many others have not been able to figure out the complicated system to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments. 

After months of working tirelessly every day to get doses of the vaccine for homebound seniors and other patients, a Southwest Florida home health company finally got its hands on some shots, a critical need that many say has been overlooked. 

SWFL HOME HEALTH COMPANY WORKS TO VACCINATE HOMEBOUND SENIORS

In just three days, BrightStar Care has vaccinated more than 300 seniors and plans to do a lot more. Email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to register for shots.

For more information, or to reach the state’s COVID-19 Call Center, call (866) 779-6121 for assistance.

LEE HEALTH ANNOUNCES VISITATION CHANGES

LEE HEALTH ANNOUNCES VISITATION CHANGES

LEE HEALTH ANNOUNCES VISITATION CHANGES
LEE HEALTH ANNOUNCES VISITATION CHANGES

Effective immediately, Lee Health has made changes to its hospital visitation hours to protect the safety of patients and staff from the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Visitation hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • At the adult acute care hospital campuses, patients are allowed to designate up to two visitors upon admission, and both may visit at the same time.
  • No visitors under the age of 12 are permitted. Exceptions will be made for compassionate care reasons.
  • All visitors are required to practice physical distancing, complete a health screening and thoroughly sanitize their hands with alcohol-based gel before visitation.
  • Visitors are also required to bring their own mask or face covering, and wear it all times while in a Lee Health facility. 
  • In outpatient facilities, adult patients are allowed one visitor to accompany them to their appointments.
  • For surgeries, a visitor can accompany a patient to registration and pre-op and then reunite with them in the recovery room.

Golisano Children’s Hospital visitation hours will remain the same.

LEE HEALTH ANNOUNCES VISITATION CHANGES
BAYFRONT HEALTH ER & URGENT CARE IN NORTH CAPE NOW OPEN

BAYFRONT HEALTH ER & URGENT CARE IN NORTH CAPE NOW OPEN

Bayfront Health ER & Urgent Care in Cape Coral opened Friday in North Cape Coral.

BAYFRONT HEALTH ER & URGENT CARE IN NORTH CAPE NOW OPEN

Tara McCoy, the CEO of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte in Punta Gorda, is the driving force behind the new, all-in-one ER and urgent care facility in Cape Coral. This facility will provide a service closer to community members who would otherwise have had to travel further for assistance.

The design is simple and easy. Half the space is urgent care. The other half is a full-service emergency room. 

The new emergency room and urgent care facility will create 50 new jobs.

Millennium Physician Group Debuts COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Website

Millennium Physician Group Debuts COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Website

Millennium Physician Group has once again rallied around its patients during this pandemic to now offer Millennium patients the opportunity to pre-register themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients sign up and are then notified when it’s time to get the shot.

Millennium Physician Group Debuts COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Website

All Millennium patients have to do is visit MillenniumPhysician.com to be directed to the vaccine self-registration website. Once on the website, patients will be prompted to enter some basic information to be automatically placed in line. Once a vaccine becomes available, patients will receive an email or text prompting them to choose a time, date and location at which to get vaccinated.

In accordance with new Florida guidelines effective today, patients who are 60 and over, Millennium’s own healthcare workers with direct patients contact, and patients under 60 deemed ‘extremely vulnerable’ to COVID-19 are eligible to pre-register.

“It’s been so heart-breaking to hear stories about our patients and others who’ve become anxious trying to find a vaccine,” says Millennium Chief Medical Officer Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, MD. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this easy option, providing patients the peace of mind they need in a pandemic. No more calling the office, no more logging onto websites. The system will notify them when their vaccine is ready.”

Millennium is the first physician practice to adapt the ShareCare software, which powers the state of Florida’s pre-registration system.

Millennium Physician Group Debuts COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Website

“Our team worked with ShareCare to re-engineer the site in a matter of days to make it do what we needed,” says Millennium Chief Innovation Officer Jeffrey Nelson. “The pandemic has provided us so many opportunities to meet the needs of our patients in new ways. I couldn’t be prouder of the talent and determination our team has shown.” 

The first appointments through Millennium’s patient vaccine self-registration website will be scheduled for Monday, March 22. “As we continue to experience this pandemic and its far-reaching negative influences in all of our lives, let’s do everything we can to overcome it,” says Dr. Perez-Trepichio. “Let’s be proactive and get vaccinated; united we’ll reach the finish line.”

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