Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Health Notes

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Health Notes

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6 AREA HOSPITALS RECEIVE A'S FOR SAFETY

Baptist Medical Center Beaches, the Mayo Clinic, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside and St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside have all received A grades in the Leapfrog Group's latest rating of hospital safety.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, UF Health Jacksonville and the Southeast Georgia Health System's Camden Campus all received C ratings.

Formed in 1998, the Leapfrog Group is a coalition of large employers who work together to influence the quality and affordability of health care. It releases hospital safety score twice a year.

'BE A HERO' PROMOTES ORGAN DONATION

More than 5,200 Floridians await lifesaving organ transplants. To help address this urgent need, LifeNet Health of Florida is launching the "Be a Hero" campaign in the Jacksonville area to raise awareness of registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor.

The campaign will continue through October, using 14 digital billboards in Jacksonville.

Anyone can join the registry at www.donatelifeflorida.org, or learn more about donation at www.lifenethealth.org.

CONFERENCE EXAMINES SACRED MOMENTS

Baptist Health is sponsoring a pastoral conference focused upon examining sacred moments as a vital ingredient of change in helping relationships among pastoral and mental health counselors.

The May 14 conference at the University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center runs from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chaplains, pastoral counselors, ministers, and health care professionals are encouraged to attend. Continuing education credit will be available. …

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