Hometown Health Headlines

May 2018

These are some of the top stories making Hometown Health Headlines in Lake County:

  • Over 400 people are expected to turn out for the annual Lake-Sumter “March for Babies” event on Saturday, May 5th. Proceeds raised from March for Babies will go to serve families struggling with pre-term births and their complications.
  • Lifestream Behavioral Center is adding a crisis stabilization unit at the South Lake Hospital campus, next year.  The new center will have at least 5 beds and be used for patients who are involuntarily hospitalized under the state’s Baker Act.

A recent movie screening at The AMC Lake Square 12 in Leesburg aimed to open up communication and information about mental health and suicide. The hour and a half long film, Ripple Effect, chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

April 2018

These are some of the top stories making Hometown Health Headlines in Lake County:

  • The City of Tavares Public Library partners with Florida Hospital Waterman to launch the Welcome Baby early literacy program.
  • Florida Hospital Waterman is the first and only hospital in Lake County to offer ECMO, a sophisticated life-support therapy that allows lung-free breathing for critically-ill patients.

Lake County residents take advantage of the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, which provided free medical, dental and vision care to those who need it.