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Volunteers needed at Big Bend Hospice

Savannah Reams editor@greenepublishing.com Big Bend Hospice (BBH) is in need of volunteers in Madison County! The community is invited to a Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the BBH office located at 275 W Base St.  Everyone is encouraged to come and learn more about how simple, yet important it is to become a Hospice Volunteer.                                                       …

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Healthcare Hero Lisa Algarin

John Willoughby reporter2@greenepublishing.com It’s safe to say that nursing home administration is in the blood of Madison Health and Rehabilitation’s newest administrator Lisa Algarin. From growing up around the industry to becoming a certified administrator, the well-being of her respective facility is Algarin’s top priority. Originally a native of Alabama, Lisa Algarin grew up around the industry of independently-owned healthcare facilities. So much so, she detailed that her stepfather opened the first licensed nursing home in Mississippi in the 1960s. Algarin attended the University of North Florida and later graduated…

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Gulf of Mexico “in deep”: 10 diagnosed with deadly, water-contracted bacteria

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Over recent months, reports of illnesses related to flesh-eating bacteria, contracted from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, have surfaced all across the United States. But what is flesh-eating bacteria? Why is it deadly and how can you protect yourself from it? One of the first reported cases came from Ozona, Fla. after an April fishing trip. Toward, the beginning of summer, more cases began developing along the Florida panhandle, including Destin Beach and St. George Island. One of the victims was an Ohio…

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Healthcare Hero Megan Greene

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. After graduating in July with her LPN education from North Florida College (NFC), Megan Greene is ready to move forward in her career. Right now, she serves at Down Home Medical, in Madison, and hopes to continue to build on the foundation of her medical career. Greene was born and raised in Madison County and graduated from Madison County High School in 2006. In July, Greene completed an 11-month, 1,350-hour Practical Nursing program with NFC, preparing her to work in illness prevention and in the…

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