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2009

  • Northside Hospital Launches State-of-the-Art Interventional Neuroradiology Program For Better Brain Care

    December 23, 2009

    St. Petersburg, FL -- (December 23, 2009) – Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute has launched its Interventional Neuroradiology program, which will be a part of the facility’s new Neuroscience Institute. Led by Nasser Razack, M.D., who is fellowship trained in interventional neuroradiology and has been providing interventional neuroradiology services to patients since 2001, this program will offer patients comprehensive treatment for stroke and aneurysms. Dr. Razack is one of only two providers of Interventional Neuroradiology in Pinellas County.

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  • Tampa Bay Heart Institute Utilizes 12-Lead EKG for Cardiac Patients

    December 21, 2009

    St. Petersburg, FL -- (December 21, 2009) – Tampa Bay Heart Institute at Northside Hospital and Largo Medical Center is now working in conjunction with Sunstar EMS to utilize a pre-hospital 12-lead EKG transmission improve patient outcome related to STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) times. A STEMI time is the time from the moment you arrive at the hospital emergency room with a heart attack to the time that blood flow to and from the heart is reestablished.

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  • Heather Wood OTR/L, CHT, CEAS Renews Credentials as an Expert in Upper Quarter Rehabilitation

    November 24, 2009

    November 24, 2009 – St. Petersburg, FL- Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute is pleased to announce the credentialing of Occupational Therapist Heather Wood, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS, as a Certified Hand Therapist and Expert in Upper Quarter Rehabilitation. Heather has been with Northside Hospital for six years and has been an occupational therapist for 18 years.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute Announces Director, Employee and Nurse of the Year at Annual Service Awards Banquet

    October 01, 2009

    October 1, 2009 – St. Petersburg, FL- Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute is pleased to announce to recipients of the Director, Nurse and Employee of the Year Awards.

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  • Tampa Bay Heart Institute Implants First Wireless Monitoring Pacemaker in Pinellas County

    September 28, 2009

    St. Petersburg, September 28, 2009 -- Tampa Bay Heart Institute is pleased to announce the implantation of the first ‘wireless’ monitoring cardiac pacemaker in Pinellas County. This new device offers enhanced safety and reliability and allows constant remote monitoring from a physician’s office. Remote monitoring technology enables the daily transmission of patient data to physicians so that physicians are able to closely monitor the patient’s progress without the patient having to come to the office.

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  • You Can Receive Local ER Wait Times Via Text, our Websites and now on a BILLBOARD

    September 21, 2009

    Largo, FL (September 21, 2009) – Largo Medical Center, St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute’s Emergency Room (ER) Wait Times are now LIVE and up on a billboard. This new billboard is located near the intersection of Starkey and Ulmerton Roads in Largo featuring the wait times of all three hospitals (see attachment). This is Pinellas County’s first electronic LIVE ER wait time billboard.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute Delivers Back to School Wishes for Local Schoo

    August 17, 2009

    August 17, 2009 – St. Petersburg, FL- Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Inistitue will be helping one local school kick off the new school year in the right direction. On Wednesday, August 19, 2009, the hospital will be donating school supplies collected from employees over the course of a one month supply drive to Blanton Elementary, a local elementary school with a high population of at risk children. Blanton Elementary School, in St. Petersburg, supplied their wish lists and Santa Clause arrived early this year in the form of book bags, pencil sharpeners and microscopes.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute Delivers Back to School Wishes for Local School

    August 17, 2009

    August 17, 2009 – St. Petersburg, FL- Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Inistitue will be helping one local school kick off the new school year in the right direction. On Wednesday, August 19, 2009, the hospital will be donating school supplies collected from employees over the course of a one month supply drive to Blanton Elementary, a local elementary school with a high population of at risk children. Blanton Elementary School, in St. Petersburg, supplied their wish lists and Santa Clause arrived early this year in the form of book bags, pencil sharpeners and microscopes.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute Announces 2008 HCA Frist Award Winners

    August 05, 2009

    St. Petersburg, FL (August 5, 2009) - Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award. This annual award pays tribute to a staff member, volunteer and, for the first time, a physician at each HCA hospital facility. This is the highest honor offered to an HCA employee, based upon excellence in both the daily hospital setting as well as in the community.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute Recognized for Implementing Quality Heart Disease and Stroke Care

    July 27, 2009

    St. Petersburg, FL (July 27, 2009) - Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute is featured in a July 28 advertisement in the “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of US News & World Report to commemorate their receipt of Get With The Guidelines Gold and Silver Performance Achievement Award. The hospital received the award in Gold for stroke treatment and Silver for Coronary Artery Disease treatment.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute Participates in Clinical Trial to Lower Blood Pressure

    June 22, 2009

    St. Petersburg, FL (June 22, 2009) - On June 23, Northside Hospital will participate in a clinical trial for blood pressure regulation by an implantable device.

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  • ER Wait Times At Your Fingertips

    April 06, 2009

    Palm Harbor, Florida (April 6, 2009) - The HCA Pinellas County hospitals along with 11 other HCA hospitals in West and Central Florida now post hospital emergency room (ER) wait times to see a qualified medical provider on their websites and via text messaging, according to Daniel Miller, President of the HCA West Florida Division.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute’s Stroke Care Program Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission

    February 20, 2009

    St. Petersburg, Florida (February 20, 2009) – Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review.

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  • Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heat Institute receives American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Silver Performance Achievement Award

    February 17, 2009

    St. Petersburg, Florida (February 17, 2009) - The American Stroke Association recently awarded Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute its Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award at the association’s International Stroke Conference 2009. The award recognizes Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to evidence-based guidelines.

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