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Collier County Promotes Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 19, 2016

Collier County Promotes Safe Sleep Awareness Month

  Naples, Florida-Since the year 2000, 43 babies under the age of one went to sleep and never woke up. October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County in conjunction with The Healthy Start Coalition of SWFL and The NCH Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County promotes community-based maternal and child health programs that focus on the reduction of infant mortality, racial disparities and low birth weight. The NCH birthing place gives out halo blankets, safe sleep literature and a copy of “Sleep Baby Safe and Snug,” which gently reminds caregivers of best practices while putting baby to...

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Dr. Ahmed Barhoush Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on Oct 19, 2016

Dr. Ahmed Barhoush Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Belle Glade, Florida, September 22, 2016:  Dr. Barhoush was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at his medical clinic in Belle Glade as part of the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards.  “Without Dr. Barhoush, prenatal medical care would not be available in the Clewiston area.  We are proud to recognize him for his longstanding dedication to serving families in the rural areas”, says Cathy Timuta, Executive Director for Healthy Start Southwest Florida. Dr. Barhoush completed his medical degree at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt in 1966 and residency in OB/GYN in New York and New Jersey from 1970-73 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and...

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Awardees Honored at the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Posted on Oct 19, 2016

Awardees Honored at the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, September 19, 2016: Ten awardees were honored at the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards.  More than 125 people attended the event at the Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs.  The Golden Baby Shoe Awards honors individuals who show outstanding contributions to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, babies, and young children throughout Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.  The event is hosted by the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Golisano Children’s Hospital and Naples Community Hospital as title sponsors. Lifetime Achievement Awardee:  Ahmed Barhoush, MD, OBGYN, A.H. Barhoush PA...

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Awardees Announced for the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Posted on Aug 15, 2016

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, August 1, 2016: The Golden Baby Shoe Awards honors individuals who show outstanding contributions to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women or babies throughout Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.  The event is hosted by the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Golisano Children’s Hospital and Naples Community Hospital as title sponsors. Awardee Criteria: Awardees are selected by a committee of community leaders representing the different disciplines and geographic areas.  Awardees are selected based on the following criteria: Is a Doctor, Nurse, Mid-wife, Social Worker or other Health...

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2016 Prendergast Child Advocate of the Year – Cathy Timuta

Posted on Jun 8, 2016

(Fort Myers, Fla. – June 6, 2016) — Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has awarded Cathy Timuta, executive director for the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida  with the 2016 Prendergast Family Child Advocacy Award in recognition of her passion and commitment to keeping children safe through drowning prevention efforts. Timuta received the award at the Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Pediatric Conference at Sanibel Harbour Resort  on May 21. Every year, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Prendergast Family Endowment Fund host a lecture on child abuse and award a...

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