The Apopka news year in review: A new era begins as…

first_img TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleA new year’s tale of intimacy, children, and fish…Next articleThe Apopka news year in review: An act of kindness keeps the Apopka Senior Chair Aerobics moving forward in 2018 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Editor’s Note: This is the 21st in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th through December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #21: A changing-of-the-guard took place as the new Florida Hospital Apopka on Ocoee Apopka Road opened its doors, and the longtime hospital on Park Avenue closed.For decades it was dreamed about, planned, and considered.In 2013, land was purchased to make the dream a reality.For almost 50 years, Florida Hospital has been a part of the Apopka communityIn March of 2015, plans and considerations took shape and ground was broken.By December of 2015, 1.9 million pounds of concrete was poured and a base was formed.Slowly but surely the new Florida Hospital Apopka has ascended from the fertile ground of Northwest Orange County and into the hearts, minds, conversations, and imaginations of residents, elected officials, and business owners who see this astounding 450,000-square-foot landmark as a transformative moment in Apopka history.Symbolically it’s at the intersections of old and new Apopka. However, it is more than a symbolic landmark.A new era began today with the opening of the new Florida Hospital Apopka. The changing-of-the-guard ceremony took place this morning at 7 AM with about a dozen ambulances from Florida Hospital and the city of Apopka moving 23 patients from old to new.The 50-year-old Florida Hospital Apopka on Park Avenue is now closed.The new Florida Hospital Apopka is a seven-story, 450,000 square foot wonder.“The transition couldn’t have gone any better,” said Tim Cook, administrator of Florida Hospital Apopka. “It took a lot of planning, and our team did a fantastic job of wrapping up operations and the old hospital and welcoming our patients to our new location, where we will continue our legacy of care while expanding our services for the community.”By the end of the process, the new hospital had already reached a few milestones: It received its first walk-in patients (including its first pediatric patient); the first patient to be transferred from another hospital (Florida Hospital Winter Garden) arrived, and the first procedure (a bronchoscopy) was performed.The new hospital includes 120 private inpatient rooms, expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites, and a catheterization lab. The seven-story building will also feature a 30,000-square-foot emergency department with pediatric-friendly beds, imaging services, a full-service cafeteria, chapel and gift shop.The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new Florida Hospital into the community.In his State of the City Address, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer called it one of the transformative pillars of Apopka.“First and foremost is the opening of the new Florida Hospital Apopka,” he said. “This $200 million investment in Apopka will revolutionize the perception and reputation of our city. From a healthcare perspective, Apopka is now able to tell people our community provides access to world-class, state-of-the-art medical care. From a visual standpoint, the striking architecture of Florida Hospital Apopka welcomes everyone who approaches our community from the south. It’s the first thing anyone sees that says “Apopka.” That is significant.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Drop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviour

first_imgFacebook Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State A DROP in the number of Gardaí on the beat in communities is directly responsible for a rise in anti-social behaviour, according to Limerick City Fianna Fáil candidate, Cllr. James Collins.He was speaking after being contacted by city centre residents and members of the local business community, who are worried about rising levels of anti-social behaviour.“The fact is, since 2010, there has been a 53 per cent cut in the number of Community Gardaí operating in the city’s Garda stations. We used to have 80 Community Gardaí operating out of four stations in the city. Successive Fine Gael Justice Ministers have allowed the number of Community Gardaí in the city drop significantly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “At the end of 2017, just 28 were based out of three stations. “It is no coincidence that there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour. If these specialist Gardaí aren’t working with at-risk young people, more of them will start engaging in anti-social behaviour,” he concluded.More about crime and court here. Twitter Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Limerick City Council accept proposal for County Limerick dog park on 6 month trial basis WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtDrop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviourBy Bernie English – April 26, 2018 1379 Emailcenter_img Previous articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneurNext articleSeoda Chamber Choir to perform at Shannon Rowing Club Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbusiness communityFianna FáilGardaíJames Collinsstations Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

University opens new turbomachinery lab

first_imgOn Tuesday, nearly two years after breaking ground at Ignition Park, the University, partnered with the City of South Bend, Great Lakes Capital, the state of Indiana and Indiana Michigan Power, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the $36 million Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL), according to a press release. The lab, which will focus on studying aerodynamics, thermodynamics and structural mechanics of parts of large rotating machines, opened Tuesday, according to the release.Vice president for research Robert Bernhard said the facility gives researchers a unique capability. “We can work in a research and development space no one else works in,” Bernhard said in the release. “It will help us draw the best faculty and graduate students to Notre Dame while providing valuable data to our business partners about their technology and equipment.”At the helm of NDTL are Joshua Cameron, research assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and director of the new laboratory, and Scott Morris, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and the lab’s new research director, according to the release. Additionally, the release stated the new lab currently employs 37 people with plans to continue to expand — a significant increase from the 10 previously employed by the turbomachinery facility operated by the University on campus.The lab is partially co-sponsored by General Electric Co., and has engaged in conversation with previous sponsors and collaborators Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Honeywell, Siemens, ANSYS, Inc., NASA and the Air Force Research Lab about future partnerships. Tags: aerospace engineering, General Electric, NASA, NDTL, Turbomachinerylast_img read more