News of Note

Health and Beauty

This month we are on location from Florida Hospital Waterman – recently named one of the 20 most beautiful hospitals in the country.
With more than 70,000 online votes cast, Soliant, a medical staffing company, recently revealed the ranking of the top 20 most Beautiful Hospitals in America which included three hospitals in the state of Florida – more than any other state in the country.
For a look at the final top 20 rankings of America’s most beautiful hospitals, please click the link above! 

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.