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Elmquist Eye Group now offering Durysta implant procedure for patients with glaucoma

2020-06-18T15:36:40-04:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Elmquist Eye Group is offering a new procedure using the FDA-approved sustained-release implant, Durysta, to help administer treatment for patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve – commonly associated with high eye pressures – that can lead to vision loss or blindness. Durysta delivers glaucoma treatment via [...]

Cypress Pharmacy’s Nov. 9 Seminar Saturday to highlight the benefits of self-care

2019-10-18T14:40:16-04:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Cypress Pharmacy will host its monthly Seminar Saturday Nov. 9 with a discussion by Natural Health Consultant Dr. Stan Headley on the benefits of self-care in enhancing overall health. Seating at the popular free public seminars is limited, and available seats fill up quickly. “Self-Care 101 for the Best You...Naturally” will be held from 1 [...]

Retina Health Center offers cutting-edge injections for patients with macular degeneration

2019-10-18T15:08:24-04:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center is offering a new FDA-approved treatment to help patients overcome a degenerative eye disease that can damage an area of the eye responsible for sharp vision. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Beovu injections to treat wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a common condition in seniors in which new blood [...]

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida ‘tops off’ Nichols Community Health Center

2019-07-31T16:59:32-04:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Golden Gate’s first community health center scheduled to welcome patients spring 2020 Today, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit organization working to ensure primary medical care is accessible to everyone in the community, held a topping-off ceremony for the construction of its Nichols Community Health Center in Golden Gate. Celebrating the structural completion of [...]

Dr. Emily Ptaszek appointed CEO of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

2019-06-21T16:25:30-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has named Dr. Emily Ptaszek as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Ptaszek assumes the position on Aug. 19, upon the retirement of former President and CEO Mike Ellis. “In appointing Dr. Ptaszek as CEO, the board recognizes [...]

Naples Women’s Center welcomes Certified Nurse Midwife Elizabeth Stein

2019-06-14T12:12:01-04:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stein is the first midwife with birth center privileges at Naples Community Hospital Naples Women’s Center recently welcomed Certified Midwife Elizabeth Stein, CNM, MSN, MPH. Stein, who relocated from New York where she owned her own practice, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Midwife with more than 35 years of experience. She is [...]

Kids First brings expert health and wellness resources to parents in Southwest Florida

2019-05-29T16:52:22-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In Golisano Children’s Hospital’s newest effort to keep the children of Southwest Florida out of the hospital, healthy and happy, they are putting advice and tips from expert physicians and healthcare providers in the hands of parents and caregivers without the need to step foot inside a doctor’s office. This July, Kids First magazine will [...]

Cypress Pharmacy’s Seminar Saturday program debuts June 8, highlighting Global Wellness Day

2019-05-29T13:58:51-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Cypress Pharmacy will host its inaugural Seminar Saturday on Saturday, June 8 with a discussion on “Wellness Solutions for Life” led by Natural Health Consultant Dr. Stan Headley. The free public seminar will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Cypress Pharmacy, 9451 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. In recognition of Global Wellness [...]

Stevens Construction completes Associates in Digestive Health

2019-05-24T15:26:22-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed a renovation of an existing 10,545-square-foot building into a medical office and AHCA-licensed surgery center for Associates in Digestive Health, announced Dan Adams, vice president south Florida and partner. With construction occurring in two phases and delivered on schedule, the project included the renovation of an existing building into a medical [...]

Stevens Construction completes Longevity Performance Center

2019-01-18T20:29:46-05:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of Longevity Performance Center in Naples, announced Dan Adams, vice president south Florida. Scheduled to open in January 2019, Longevity Performance Center joins technology, artificial intelligence and scientific algorithms to create a new approach to health, wellness and fitness.  This is the inaugural Longevity Performance Center established by Landmark Hospital [...]

Shell Point hosts Dr. Amanda Smith Jan. 28 to address medical breakthroughs in health care

2019-01-15T19:30:41-05:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point continues its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series with a presentation by Dr. Amanda Smith of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This educational health care program, entitled “Advances in Alzheimer’s Diseases,” is [...]

Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic

2019-01-07T22:51:35-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Jan. 22 program to address medical breakthroughs in health care Shell Point kicks off its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series with a presentation by Dr. Shane Shapiro of the Mayo Clinic, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This [...]

Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series offers four free educational seminars at Shell Point

2019-01-02T19:12:59-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point has announced the roster for its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series, a free community health care resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area. This educational series, sponsored by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point in conjunction with Shell Point Wellness Connections, will feature prominent local and national [...]

Catherine Fulton joins Advanced Aesthetic Solutions

2018-08-14T17:35:45-04:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cyndie Witthuhn, ARNP-BC, founder and owner of Advanced Aesthetic Solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its professional staff with the hire of Catherine Fulton, licensed medical esthetician and certified aesthetic consultant. Fulton brings more than 10 years of experience in the professional skin care industry to her role with Advanced Aesthetic Solutions. Her [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball begins construction of new medical complex for Family Health Centers in Lehigh Acres

2018-03-21T22:58:34-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) has begun construction on a new three-story medical facility for Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida (FHC) in central Lehigh Acres. Upon completion, the 62,000-square-foot medical center will be Family Health Centers’ largest facility, housing a variety of medical, dental and administrative offices. The $16 million facility will be centrally located at [...]

Charlotte Stone Crabs donating portion of ticket sales to lung cancer research

2018-03-16T20:36:19-04:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Lung Cancer Research Council is partnering with the Charlotte Stone Crabs for “Make a Difference Mondays” to help the nonprofit volunteer organization support its mission of extending and saving lives. Baseball fans simply need to type in the unique code “LUNG” when purchasing Stone Crabs tickets online for Monday home games, and $5 from [...]

Shell Point hosts Dr. J Eric Ahlskog March 2 to address audience on medical breakthroughs in health care

2018-02-15T20:59:39-05:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point continues its third annual 2018 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series with a presentation by Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog of Mayo Clinic at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2, in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Debunking 10 Myths That May Sabotage Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease,” is [...]

Hughes Center for Functional Medicine welcomes Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D.

2017-12-14T15:20:34-05:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Integrative oncologist to speak on nutritional medicine at Food for Thought in Naples Dec. 18 Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, a medical practice in Naples, is pleased to announce the addition of Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D. With a focus on functional and integrative medicine, Marcial-Vega will provide comprehensive medical care to patients who have been diagnosed [...]

Stevens Construction breaks ground on Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit

2017-11-02T11:03:54-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has started construction of a 57,000-square-foot, post-acute care skilled nursing unit for Lee Health, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Developed by Aquila Healthcare Development, Lee Health is leasing the three-story, 75-bed medical facility, which will provide post-acute services for patients needing short-term medical recovery and rehabilitation after their hospital stays. With architectural services [...]

Cape Coral pastor takes on the Appalachian Trail

2017-04-10T12:45:55-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 Gulf Coast Village’s Pastor Tom Hafer begins six-month journey for faith, fitness Pastor Tom Hafer, director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral and ordained minister with Volunteers of America (VOA), will begin a 2,190-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail, beginning April 24 at Springer Mountain in Georgia and concluding October 15 at [...]

Cypress Pharmacy launches new Vitamin Club

2017-01-30T16:10:54-05:00January 30th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Club to provide free daily multivitamins to children and seniors Cypress Pharmacy, an independent, locally owned community pharmacy, has launched a free Vitamin Club program, dedicated to providing children and adults ages 50 and up with the nutrients needed to promote healthier living. As part of the program, customers can receive one 30-count bottle of [...]

Gulf Coast Village joins Healthy Lee’s Million Mile Movement

2017-01-24T14:09:36-05:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, has announced its participation in Healthy Lee’s Million Mile Movement, a community-wide challenge to the residents of Lee County to collectively move 1,000,000 miles in a 90-day period. The challenge runs through March 31. Gulf Coast Village’s latest fitness initiative is one of [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces hosts of 2017 Chef Vintner Dinners

2017-01-07T06:32:01-05:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce the hosts of the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place Friday, Feb. 24. Ten extraordinary dinners will uncork the weekend of giving, where guests will enjoy a uniquely themed, intimate dining experience in [...]

Around the Clock Fitness launches 90-Day Body Transform Challenge

2016-12-21T13:30:25-05:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Grand prize winner receives $10,000 In celebration of the New Year, Around the Clock Fitness has launched its annual 90-Day Body Transform Challenge, a three-month, community-wide fitness challenge, which awards $10,000 to the grand prize winner. Registration is available now through Jan. 31, and participants can begin the 90-day challenge anytime between Jan. 1 and [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces 2017 Child Artists, Leo and Lola Grabinski

2016-11-08T14:58:56-05:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the primary beneficiary of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, the signature fundraiser for the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., so it is very fitting for the hospital’s young patients to be a part of this amazing event, and that is what the Child Artist program is all [...]

Joy in Childhood Foundation’s National Community Cups® Program Returns to Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants November 1

2016-11-08T14:58:57-05:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This November, Dunkin’ Donuts will welcome the holidays and the seasonal spirit of giving with a special way for guests to help bring joy to children whose lives are affected by health issues or hunger. The Joy in Childhood FoundationSM announced its 2016 National Community Cups® program begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1. Throughout the entire [...]

Gulf Coast Village’s new CyberCycle takes senior fitness to a virtual level

2016-11-08T14:59:02-05:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, is pleased to present its residents with a new virtual reality stationary bicycle, the CyberCycle. The bicycle was recently implemented at the community’s wellness center, kicking off Active Aging Week at Gulf Coast Village, which takes place Sept. 25 through Oct. 1. The [...]

Erin Benson named Personal Care Coordinator for Senior Choice at Home By Gulf Coast Village

2016-11-08T14:59:05-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Senior Choice at Home By Gulf Coast Village has appointed Erin Benson to the role of Personal Care Coordinator. In this position, Benson works closely with Senior Choice at Home members and their families to help them maintain their independence and to coordinate their care needs including home safety inspections, health care service coordination and [...]

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton named leading innovator in medical and surgical retina care by Ocular Surgery News

2016-11-08T14:59:06-05:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Alexander Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has been named by Ocular Surgery News to its OSN Retina 150, a select group of 150 retina specialists identified by the publication’s editors and publisher as leading innovators in the field of medical and surgical retina. The OSN Retina 150 was announced in the August 10, [...]

Pastor Tom Hafer releases fourth book titled, Soul Man

2016-11-08T14:59:15-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pastor Tom Hafer, director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, has released his fourth book titled, Soul Man by Xlibris Publishing. A fiction narrative, Soul Man takes readers on a long journey inward towards peace of mind, body, and soul. Hafer tells the story through the [...]

Healthy Lee invites the community to take the 5210 Pledge for a healthier, active lifestyle

2016-11-08T14:59:19-05:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Healthy Lee invites the Lee County community to take the 5210 Pledge, a four-month challenge that encourages participants to adopt four healthy behaviors that children and families should achieve each day for health and wellness. A nationally recognized approach to health, 5210 encourages children and families to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, [...]

Cape Coral Technical College to present open house Jan. 9 for potential students, semester begins Jan. 26

2016-11-08T14:59:35-05:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cape Coral Technical College will host an open house event Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., showcasing Cape Coral Technical College’s business, technical, health and culinary occupation education programs for students interested in enrolling for the upcoming semester. The open house event will also feature a car show, food and bounce houses for [...]

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton among panel of national experts on improving outcomes for patients with diabetic macular edema

2016-11-08T14:59:36-05:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton recently participated in a panel discussion during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Colorado. Dr. Eaton joined retinal specialists from around the country, including physicians from Duke University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and Tufts University School of Medicine, to discuss the [...]

Cape Coral Technical College offers evening classes for fall semester, begins Aug. 25

2016-11-08T14:59:49-05:00August 21st, 2015|Categories: Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cape Coral Technical College is offering evening classes for the fall 2015 semester for Hospitality, Business and Technology, and Health and Medical programs. The Learning Center will also be open for Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) testing on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8. Night programs will begin Tuesday, Aug. 25. The Hospitality program [...]

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