medical care

First Baptist becomes ‘the hands and feet of Christ’ in El Salvador  

First Baptist becomes ‘the hands and feet of Christ’ in El Salvador  

On the Pacific coast of Central America, cupped beneath Guatemala and Honduras, sits the tiny country of El Salvador. Home to nearly 6.5 million people, El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America.  On Feb. 25, ER Abroad in collaboration with First Baptist Church of Navarre, sent a team to El Salvador for a nine-day […]

Cornett’s work celebrated with mortgage burning

Cornett’s work celebrated with mortgage burning

Fred Cornett had a way of getting his way, especially when it was a cause he cared about. The retired Navy Commander learned the art of the salesman over his 26-year military career working in the supply corps said wife Shirley.   Read the full article in the June 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Sweet Pea goes on a diet

Sweet Pea goes on a diet

Sweet Pea is on a diet of sorts. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s resident green sea turtle is still receiving medical care at Gulf World Marine Institute in Panama City for chronic gastrointestinal concerns.   Read the full article in the Sept. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to […]

UF Shands partners with helicopter service

UF Shands partners with helicopter service

In a life-threatening emergency, Santa Rosa County residents receive care from the men and women of Lifeguard EMS and firefighters/paramedics. When it becomes clear that an ambulance is not enough, they call in the helicopter. This fleet of flying ambulances is crewed by trained flight clinicians who can provide crucial life-sustaining care while in the […]

Modern-day Good Samaritans

Modern-day Good Samaritans

In the Bible, Jesus told a parable of the Good Samaritan. The story goes that a man who was traveling to Jericho was attacked by robbers and left to die by the side of the road. Two people saw him there and passed by without doing anything to help. But a third man, the Samaritan, […]

Free health care clinic serves hundreds of residents

Free health care clinic serves hundreds of residents

While temperatures fell low enough to open cold weather shelters, residents in and around Santa Rosa County bundled up to wait outside Milton High School Friday night and into the wee hours of Saturday morning. They were in line to get one of 628 tickets passed out during a Gulf Coast Remote Area Medical (RAM) […]

Seniors’ preventive health checkups can make big difference in the long run

Seniors’ preventive health checkups can make big difference in the long run

Major health issues are tough to ignore. But all too often older adults, particularly those 65 or older, come up with a reason not to take part in routine clinical services that could end up preventing more serious health problems down the road. Dr. Anita Westafer of Sacred Heart Health System specializes in preventive care […]

Navarre women bring medical aid, economic opportunity to Nicaragua

Navarre women bring medical aid, economic opportunity to Nicaragua

Throughout the world 147 million children are orphans. In the United States there are programs in place for these children, but in countries like Uganda and Nicaragua where poverty is rampant there is little in the way of support. Founded in 2008, Project Hope Worldwide provides aid and aims to change culture in impoverished and […]

Remote Area Medical Clinic in need of volunteers

Remote Area Medical Clinic in need of volunteers

Katrina Snider first learned about Remote Area Medical Clinics last June when she volunteered at one in Tennessee. “My dad introduced me to it because he had volunteered at one,” said Snider, an RN at Baptist Medical Center in Pensacola. “After volunteering, I saw how many people were affected by it. I wanted to pursue […]