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AdventHealth Palm Coast awarded for quality and safety

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Also in local business: the Windsor of Palm Coast introducing therapeutic garden, local cosmetic surgeon offers new toning treatment
by: Joey Pellegrino Staff Writer

AdventHealth hospitals earn awards for outstanding quality and safety

AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Palm Coast were among 37 hospitals in the nation to earn a Top General Hospital distinction from the Leapfrog Group. Approximately 2,100 hospitals were considered for this award.

The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive and this accolade comes following AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Palm Coast’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade in the fall of 2019.

This designation is awarded by the Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. 

“We are pleased to recognize both AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Palm Coast as 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospitals,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”

The Windsor of Palm Coast to introduce therapeutic garden with Feb. 4 launch event

The Windsor of Palm Coast has introduced an innovative therapy garden to aid seniors living with memory-related impairments. The new addition to the Windsor’s memory care program will be unveiled in a special event with several media channels attending at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The event is open to the public. 

Developed by Eldergrow™, the therapeutic garden has shown significant results in other Legend Memory Care residences. The garden itself is mobile, with grow lights to enable indoor, year-round growing, and is designed to provide a tactile, sensory experience to promote cognitive and memory function. Educators specifically trained in the use of the sensory garden as a therapy tool will teach classes, lead activities and measure participants' progress. This is the first garden of its kind in the Palm Coast area.

New body contouring treatment offered by Dr. Curtis Schalit

CoolTone, a new toning treatment that purports to stimulate the muscles for a more defined appearance, is being offered in Volusia and Flagler Counties by Dr. Curtis J. Schalit, FACS.

“CoolSculpting removes fat cells from stubborn areas, while CoolTone builds new muscle," Schalit said. "By combining the two, patients gain the optimal body contouring results.” He says typically patients receive anywhere from 4-12 treatments, depending upon their body shape, lifestyle habits, exercise routine and desired results. Each session takes about 30 minutes.

Call 252-6438 or visit drschalit.com/cooltone.

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