Expanded Format Reflects Shift In Healthcare Priorities

By  //  October 16, 2012

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EDITOR’S NOTE

In the 72-page first edition of Space Coast Medicine & Healthy Living in 2007 (pictured below) I stated that our mission was “to engage, educate and entertain—both in print and online—by showcasing healthcare personalities, facilities and the latest medical techniques/technology, and offering valuable and practical information authored by expert local healthcare professionals.”

Our publication was unique in its context, content and format, and was, at the time, a journalistic experiment, the success of which was dependent on the endorsement of the Space Coast healthcare community and consumers.

Your resounding support and advocacy of Space Coast Medicine, of which we are extremely proud and appreciative to have, motivated and positioned us to expand our context, content and format to reflect the emerging global national changes related to the integration of healthcare and health maintenance services and activities across the entire continuum of care and domain of active, healthy living.

As we move into our sixth year of publication with this special 202-page Humanitarian edition of the magazine, we are funneling our resources into an expanded format that incorporates local sports and recreation in a comprehensive “Active Living” section.

This new “Active Living” component complements our ongoing traditional focus on healthcare providers, healthcare information and news, and helping to maintain the health and improve the lives of our readers.

Wikipedia describes “Active Living” as a way of life that integrates physical activity into our everyday routines, combining with recreational activities to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

With the unprecedented shift in the healthcare industry’s traditional primary focus on a “reactive” disease-based model of health to a “proactive” wellness-based model steeped in prevention and wellness strategies, the pursuit of an active lifestyle becomes increasingly critical to help reduce the risk of chronic disease, improve overall health and wellbeing, reduce stress, and minimize medical costs.

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HUMANITARIANS TO BE HONORED NOV. 8

Space Coast Medicine’s expanded format coincides with our third annual recognition and celebration of members of our community who give selflessly of their time, treasure and talent in reaching out and helping others here and throughout the world in a multitude of ways.

Identifying, meeting and producing the profiles of each year’s featured humanitarians have provided our team with a boundless source of inspiration, which generates a special enthusiasm for what we do and how we do it.

The oft-quoted American essayist, lecturer, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was noted to say, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

If enthusiasm is a prerequisite to success and “greatness,” then, based on the excitement and energy generated within our Space Coast Medicine & Active Living team about this issue featuring the altruistic commitment, passion and compassion of our featured humanitarians and the launch of our new expanded format, I can predict with confidence that you’re in for a uniquely “great” read.

To honor and recognize our area’s outstanding humanitarians in person, we will produce the third Annual Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala on Thursday, November 8, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

A “Meet and Greet” will start off the festivities from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by the always inspirational Gala from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with music provided during the evening by MusicMDs.

Please join us on November 8th for an evening of celebration and appreciation based on the sage words of British statesman, historian and writer, Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give.”

Please call 321-615-8111, or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com for reservations to the Gala.

We hope to see you there!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Editor-In-Chief Dr. Palermo, a 29-year resident of Brevard County, touched the lives of countless people during his 22-year practice of general, vascular and non-cardiac thoracic surgery.

In 2002 he transitioned from clinical practice and accepted a position as full-time chief medical officer and vice president of quality management of Health First, which afforded him the opportunity to serve the global community in a more meaningful way.

An accomplished author and sought-after expert in the healthcare industry, Dr. Palermo is now an independent consultant focused on healthcare quality and safety, and physician leadership development.


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