Walmart Health recently expanded its health centers in Lutz, Hudson, and New Port Richey to offer quality, convenient, and affordable healthcare. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has formed a Vaccine Uptake Initiative, where up to 150 senior centers across the U.S. have now been granted funds to provide 317,000 COVID-19 and flu shots. This remarkable dedication to increasing access to medical care demonstrates an impressive action towards improving widespread health outcomes.
Expansion of Services
Walmart Health proudly offers a wide range of services at its Lutz, Hudson, and New Port Richey health centers. Customers can access primary care and specialty services like labs, X-rays and EKG, behavioral health, dental, and community health. Furthermore, the centers are open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends, with telehealth options on Sundays. Patients can find the Lutz center at 1563 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., while the other two are located at 12582 U.S. 19 in Hudson and 8901 State Road 54 in New Port Richey.
Walmart Health is proud to announce its continued commitment to providing quality, convenient, and affordable healthcare by expanding its health centers in Lutz, Hudson, and New Port Richey. The centers offer comprehensive services, including primary care, labs, X-ray and EKG, behavioral health, dental, select specialty services, and community health, all within one facility. Furthermore, the centers are open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends, with telehealth options on Sundays. The Lutz center is located at 1563 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., adjacent to Store No. 988 Supercenter, while the other two centers are situated at 12582 U.S. 19 in Hudson and 8901 State Road 54 in New Port Richey.
NCOA’s Vaccine Uptake Initiative
NCOA’s Vaccine Uptake Initiative is an invaluable program that will help protect older adults from the spread of COVID-19 and the flu this fall. The program has contracted up to 150 senior centers to administer 15,000 updated vaccines, funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living. According to Ramsey Alwin, NCOA president and CEO, senior centers are trusted community messengers and can ensure that older adults stay safe during this respiratory season.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is proud to announce the successful contracting of up to 150 senior centers to administer 15,000 updated COVID-19 and flu vaccines this fall, thanks to its Vaccine Uptake Initiative, funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living. According to Ramsey Alwin, NCOA president and CEO, “New strains of COVID and flu are already circulating, and older adults continue to be at higher risk of getting ill from these viruses. Senior centers have proven to be trusted messengers in their communities and have what it takes to ensure older adults stay protected this respiratory season.”
We proudly announce that 150 senior centers have been chosen to join the 180 community-based organizations receiving funds from NCOA’s Vaccine Uptake Initiative. Each center will receive $10,000 and be tasked with administering at least 100 COVID-19 and flu shots to older adults and people with disabilities. With these grants, NCOA aims to target diverse and hard-to-reach populations, including communities of color, rural individuals, and Spanish speakers, helping them to get protected against the virus. All in all, these 330 grantees will administer 317,000 COVID-19 and flu vaccines. For more information, please visit NCOA.org and click the “Older Adults” tab.
HCA Florida Trinity Hospital Awarded AHA’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
HCA Florida Trinity Hospital is proud to announce that it has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus quality achievement award. This recognition is a testament to the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest possible standards of stroke care, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. By doing so, the hospital is helping to save lives and reduce disability associated with this dangerous condition.
HCA Florida Trinity Hospital was also awarded the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Elite Plus award and Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award for their dedication to caring for patients with Type 2 diabetes.
The expansion of Walmart Health Care and the successful contracting of up to 150 senior centers by the National Council on Aging are both great strides in helping to protect communities from diseases like COVID-19 and the flu. With Walmart providing affordable and convenient healthcare options for people of all ages and NCOA funding for community-based organizations, vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities will now have more readily accessible healthcare to protect them better this respiratory season. Thanks to Walmart’s expanded social responsibility initiatives and NCOA’s Vaccine Uptake initiative, we look forward to seeing even more individuals receiving the proper vaccines they need to remain safe.