News of Note

Community Health Center Week

The week of August 7th-13th marks National Community Health Center Week.

We talked with Mellissa Simmes, Manager of the Waterman Community Primary Health Clinic to talk about the role their facility plays in helping those in need.

If you are interested in learning more about the criteria to qualify and the services offered by the Waterman Community Clinic in Eustis follow the link or give them a call at 352.589.2501. 

Take Stock in Children


It’s that time of the year again – time for the 2011 Corporate Spelling Bee to benefit the Take Stock in Children scholarship program. Last year, dozens of area businesses, including some Hometown Health specialists, faced off to test their spelling prowess, all for a good cause.  And, yours truly will once again serve as official MC and Bee Keeper.


We invite you, your business or any team you put together to join us on Thursday, September 8th at 6pm at Lake Receptions.  Can you out-spell the reigning champs, the “Quintessential Queens” and take possession of the really big trophy?



A for Safety




Healthcare watchdog, The Leapfrog Group has released a new report card for hospital safety. More than 2,600 U.S. hospitals will now receive an A, B, C, D or F Hospital Safety Score.

You can search hospital scores and find information on how to protect yourself and loved ones during a hospital stay by clicking here.



Top 20 Most Beautiful


FHW was recently named one of the 20 most beautiful hospitals in America. Hometown Health’s Marc Robertz talked with Waterman CEO, Ken Mattison about what that recognition means to his staff as well as Waterman’s patients and visitors in this August interview.

Congratulations to Florida Hospital Waterman for a very eventful year.


Healthy Hits 2011

It’s that time of year.  Hometown Health, Healthy Living Magazine and the Leesburg Lightning are teaming up for our third annual night of baseball and better health.

Join us on Tuesday, July 19th for the 2011 Healthy Hits night when Leesburg takes on Orlando at Pat Thomas Stadium.

Game time is 7pm, the expo begins at 6 and as always, parking and admission to both the expo and game are free.

This year, Project Legacy will be the charity recipient of the expo’s vendor proceeds.