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Palm Beach Florida - Weekly 08/06/2015

Date2015-08-06

2015-08-06

County Medical Society Searching for Ways to Help the Uninsured

In 2014, more than 1,000 Palm Beach County volunteers cared for 48,528 patients according to Medical Society president Dr. Stephen Babic. Despite the Affordable Care Act, approximately 260,000 people still have no medical coverage. The Medical Society initiated the Caring 4 Palm Beach County campaign that is designed to compliment the Project Access program. However, Dr. Babic shares that more physicians and medical facilities are needed to fill the void created by government cuts.

Gardens Medical Center Receives Top Award

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was awarded the “Get with the Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015” from the American College of Cardiology. Earning the accommodation requires that a medical facility follow the recommended treatment guidelines from the ACTION Registry-GWTW Premiere for eight quarters in a row. Facilities must also meet 90 percent of the performance standards. The medical center's Heart & Vascular Institute is considered on the area's top heart hospitals and has performed more than 16,000 open-heart procedures and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations.

Indian Pygmy Goslings at the Palm Beach Zoo Doing Well

On July 15, Dhati and Madhu became parents to four baby Indian pygmy goslings. However, only 60 to 70 percent of the birds survive into adulthood. After preliminary examinations by zoo staff, the young birds appear to be doing well and are in the care of their mother. The gender of the birds is not yet known. Hopes are that the babies will soon join their brother Lalo who was born last fall.

August 8, 2015

The PGA National Resort & Spa will be hosting the Craft Beer Bash. The festival provides visitors with the chance to sample 120 craft brews and ciders. The event will also feature live music and food stations.

Summer in Paradise events continue through August 28 in various location in West Palm Beach. The community plans on hosting free concerts, outdoor movie screenings, watersports and other activities along the spectacular waterfront.

The Palm Beach County Convention Center will be hosting a “Back to School Bash.”

The Expo Center will be hosting the Florida Knife and Gun Show on August 8 and 9 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The event will feature numerous displays and the opportunity to sell, trade or purchase firearms. There will also be a Florida concealed weapons training course provided twice daily by law enforcement officers.

The Yesteryear Village Summer Camp welcomes youngsters 8-12 from August 10 through the 14 in the historic park. Beginning at 8:00 A.M. each day, children will have the chance to engage in a number of activities ranging from baking to printing using pioneer techniques. Parents may visit http://www.southfloridafair.com/p/yesteryearvillage for more details.

The Palm Beach Zoo will host the final “Roar & Pour” summer event on August 8 from 4:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Guests have the chance to explore the zoo by night, enjoy live music, beverages and food. Learn more by stopping at http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/.

August 9

The Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton presents “Oh What A Night” - A Tribute to Jersey Boys on August 7 and 8 from 8:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. And August 9 from 3:00 P.M. To 4:30 P.M.

The St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will be presenting “A Summer Evening In Tuscany from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Guests will enjoy live opera presentations along with the wines and cuisines of Tuscany. Call 561-582-6609 for tickets or more information.