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PHOTO GALLERY: Health First Rings in the Holidays With Tree-Lighting Ceremonies at All Four Hospitals

Festivities at all four Health First hospitals brrought associates together for prayer, thanks, and encouragement with tree-lighting ceremonies. Hundreds of associates, volunteers, and leaders gathered in the lobbies of all four Health First hospitals and marked the joyful season with synchronized tree lightings on the first of the month. […]

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Helicopters Transport Three Trauma Alerts to Hospital After Motorcycle Crash in Port St. John

Brevard County Fire Rescue, along with three first responder helicopters, responded to a motorcycle crash on U.S. Hwy. 1 in Port St. John on Saturday afternoon. According to Brevard County Fire Rescue officials, Air Care 1, Air Care 3, and Health First’s First Flight helicopters transported the three trauma-alert patients to nearby trauma centers for treatment. […]

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Five Years On Health First’s Ginny Garner Recalls Tragedy, Calls to Mind Lessons Around Readiness

VIRGINIA “GINNY” GARNER is a Health First Vice President of Nursing and a U.S. Air Force Colonel, retired. In 2017, she was group commander in charge of Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, a teaching hospital with about 1,600 military and civilian staff, part of the 99th Medical Group, 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base. […]

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Mom Credits ‘Friendly Jinx’ for Giving Birth at Health First’s Holmes Regional During Hurricane Nicole

Elissa Kissell was 9 months pregnant and scheduled for a C-section at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center on Nov. 15 as a historic November Hurricane Nicole took shape over Brevard County. However, a birth scheduled for next week began, you guessed it, Wednesday night. “My contractions started getting stronger and was hoping and wishing we could wait out the storm as long as possible,” Kissell said. (Health First image) […]

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WATCH: Health First Medical Minute With Dr. Jaime Tavarez – Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Dangers After Severe Weather Events

WATCH: Space Coast Daily is sharing a new series called Health First Medical Minute, as Brevard’s largest health care provider continues to highlight and address important health concerns in our community. In this episode, Jaime Tavarez, MD, board-certified in Internal Medicine, discusses the importance of being aware of carbon monoxide poisoning, especially after severe weather events like Hurricane Ian that cause power outages and lead to increased use of generators. […]

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WATCH: Health First Medical Minute With Dr. Kevin Campbell – How to Best Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

WATCH: Space Coast Daily is sharing a new series called Health First Medical Minute, as Brevard’s largest health care provider continues to highlight and address important health concerns in our community. In this episode, Health First Cardiologist Kevin R. Campbell shares important information about how to best adjust to Daylight Savings Time. […]

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HEALTH FIRST: Keep These Tips in Mind to Make Halloween Safe and Enjoyable

Fall is in full swing. Pumpkins are at almost every doorstep as kids plan their scary costumers and eager to dive into pillowcases and buckets full of candy. “Our kids should enjoy a fun, safe Halloween, but it’s crucial we don’t let our guard down for just one day when we’re still trying to overcome the pandemic,” said Julie Newhouse, an Emergency Department Manager with Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. […]