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Michael Mayo Named Permanent Baptist Health CEO

Jun 2, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Baptist Health announced June 1 that it named interim CEO Michael Mayo as the next president and CEO of the Jacksonville-based hospital system, effective immediately.

President And CEO Of Baptist Health Resigns

Apr 20, 2021
Brett McClung
Baptist Health Jacksonville

Brett McClung has announced he is resigning as Baptist Health’s president and CEO, effective May 1.

nurse tying up their gown before going into a COVID-19 unit.
Eric Gay / Associated Press

The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators and in ICUs has been trending upward at Duval County hospitals over the past month, according to data reviewed by WJCT News that isn’t released to the public. 

Mayor Lenny speaking at a glass podium in Lot P of TIAA Bank Field, local health leaders in masks behind him, and grass and a small fence in the background. Also in the background is the lot j testing site
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry joined local health executives Thursday at TIAA Bank Field to once again address the importance of mask-wearing. 

Baptist Health Elective Surgery Resumes At 40% of Usual Volume

May 11, 2020
Baptist Medical Center Beaches in Jacksonville Beach is pictured.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

As it neared the end of the first week resuming elective surgeries, Baptist Health COO Matt Zuino said May 7 the hospital is operating at 40% of its usual volume.

Outside of the parking loop at Baptist Health, fountain in the center, with an awning covering the entrance of the building. A couple buildings behind the awning, covering some of the sky
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Baptist Health wants people to know they shouldn’t hold back from going to the hospital because of concerns they won’t be seen or they’ll catch COVID-19 while there. 

PPE being delivered to Baptist Medical Center.
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As governments, businesses, and organizations struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, individuals are stepping up to lend a helping hand, including three Northeast Florida teens.

LightStrike robot emitting light on the front of the masks, which are hanging up
Via Xenex

As hospitals across the nation face national shortages of masks and other protective equipment for medical professionals, some facilities are forced to find ways to extend the usage of their resources. 

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
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Hospitals across the First Coast, including Mayo Clinic and the Orange Park Medical Center, confirm they’re treating coronavirus patients. As the outbreak is expected to worsen, hospitals are taking steps to limit exposure to their patients and staff. Some of those measures pose a challenge to students who are required to have hands-on experience in medical facilities.

Exterior of Baptist Health Hospital, fountain in front, with a pair of buildings covering up most of the sky
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Baptist Health is upping restrictions on visitors to its Northeast Florida hospitals and lowering the cost of telemedicine visits as more coronavirus cases are confirmed in Florida.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
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Baptist Medical Center is expanding its mental health acute care clinic to include children.

The Baptist Clay Medical Campus on Fleming Island.
Baptist Health

Baptist Health is adding to its footprint in Clay County.

Baptist Medical Center Starts $16 Million Maternity Suites Renovation

Jan 17, 2019
Baptist Medical Center / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville began a $16 million renovation of the maternity suites at its Downtown campus and expects completion in early 2020.

Baptist Health (left), Mgreason/Wikimedia Commons (right)

The head of Baptist Health of Northeast Florida is retiring after nearly 20 years at its helm.

Assorted pills.
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A new not-for-profit drug company, called Civica Rx, is looking to help combat drug shortages and rising prices with the help of health systems and hospitals across the nation, including several in Jacksonville.

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, radio host Angela Spears and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (00:54).

Our panel discussed

Wilkinson Jr. High School's Facebook Page

The Children’s Home Society of Florida has announced it is hosting a “Farm Share Food Giveaway” event at Wilkinson Jr. High School in Middleburg on Thursday, Aug. 9, which is expected to help feed more than 1,000 Clay County families with fresh produce and groceries.

Thursday on Faith Matters hosts Kyle Reese, Senior Pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and OneJax Executive Director Nancy Broner took a look at the role of faith-based groups in helping the less fortunate.

Their guests included:

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Monday on First Coast Connect  we spoke with former Special Agent in Charge of Jacksonville’s FBI Field Office Jim Casey about former FBI director James Comey and Comey’s new book (01:11).

Reverend Patricia McElroy and Dr. Terri Andrews from Baptist Health told us about this week’s Faith and Mental Health conference (30:14).

We heard about Thursday’s Dining Out for Life to raise funds for AIDS research with NFAN’s Manuel Andrade and Paige Kelton and Derrick Odom from Action News (38:00).

Cole Pepper told us who the Jaguars may draft this week along with the Armada opening their season on Saturday (46:00).   

Faith Matters 3/15/2018: Faith In The Workplace

Mar 15, 2018

Thursday on Faith Matters hosts Kyle Reese, Senior Pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and Executive Director of OneJax Nancy Broner took a look at religion in the workplace.

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect, ahead of Wednesday’s expected walkout by students around the country, we spoke with parent Patrick O’Donoghue and students Mia Cleary of Ponte Vedra High, Ajay Sasha of Nease High and Monique Sampson from UNF Students for a Democratic Society (01:06).  

We heard about an upcoming symposium on autism at the University of North Florida with doctors Celine Saulnier and Nathan Call along with parent Jackie Bargas and her autistic son St. John (31:19).

Moveable Feast featured international hospitality consultant Sandi Galloway (39:02).

First Coast Connect Book Club blogger Stacey Goldring featured the book Little Fires Everywhere (46:00).    

New San Marco Blvd. Glass Bridge Will Connect Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mar 5, 2018
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Patience, perseverance and precision prevailed against winds gusting about 25 mph.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri on the issues that affected Jacksonville and City Hall this year (00:52).

Terri Andrews, administrator for Baptist Behavioral Health, and registered nurse Carol Whitefield talked about a initiative to train over 10,000 residents in three years in mental health first aid (35:23).    

Local attorney John Phillips talked about how to avoid identity theft during the holidays (46:00). 

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with former Congressman Jason Altmire about his new book “Dead Center” (01:15).

Dr. Takaya Jones with Baptist Health talked about this weekend’s Pink Ribbon Symposium (29:41). 

This week’s segment of “Moveable Feast” featured Lauren Titus of “Edible Northeast Florida” magazine (36:16).  

Players By The Sea Production Manager Jereme Raickett and Creative Marketing Manager Bradley Akers told us about this Saturday’s end-of-season fundraising event, “The Curtain Call” (47:24). 

    

Faith Matters: Healthcare Via Faith-Based Organizations

Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday’s “Faith Matters,” hosts Kyle Reese and Nancy Broner spoke with their guests about the significant amount of healthcare provided by faith-based institutions on the First Coast.

Guests Diane Raines, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Baptist Health, and the Rev. Steve Goyer, Senior Pastor at Riverside Presbyterian Church, talked about the history and theology of faith-based healthcare.

  Monday on “First Coast Connect,” arts activist and former Cummer Museum Director Hope McMath told us about her new project, Yellow House (01:06). Junior Achievement Program Manager Sabrina Kinslow talked about the organization’s goal to get more girls interested in science, technology, economics and math classes (27:43). We heard from Dr. Jennifer Berman from the TV show “The Doctors,” who’s the keynote speaker at WJCT’s Girls Day Out conference this Saturday (35:33), and First Florida Credit Union CEO Brent Lister and Florida State College at Jacksonville Dean of Business Annette Barrineau talked about the college’s new Business Speaker Series (43:39).   


skin rash
News 4 Jax

Hundreds of employees of Jacksonville’s Baptist Medical Center South underwent preventative treatment for tiny skin mites last month after two on the hospital staff contracted them from a patient.

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Arguing that a Florida Supreme Court ruling “undermines” a federal patient-safety law, a Jacksonville hospital system is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a legal battle about the disclosure of medical records.


  Wednesday on “First Coast Connect” we spoke with Baptist Health CEO Hugh Greene about the Mental Health First Aid initiative. Florida Coastal School of Law professor Kara Roberts and student Lance Francis talked about Saturday’s Citizenship Day and Sulzbacher Center CEO Cindy Funkhouser and Board Chair Pam Chally told us about Thursday’s groundbreaking of Sulzbacher Village. 


Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Jacksonville mental health providers want to make sure there are enough clinicians, so they're donating nearly $1 million to the University of North Florida to train psychiatric nurse practitioners.

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