Monthly Archives: July 2016

Regional hospital improvements scheduled

ST. LUCIE COUNTY– HCA East Florida, a division of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), announced that it is embarking on a major capital investment initiative that will invest approximately $650 million in healthcare facilities in Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. This initiative includes building new facilities and expanding and improving […]

Jul. 11, 2016|

Robert McCabe elected president and CEO

VERO BEACH – At its recent 2016 annual meeting, the Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce elected Robert McCabe as president and Chief Executive Officer. McCabe brings an extensive business background to the Vero Beach Chamber with CEO and CFO positions managing the operations of a variety of businesses in a number of industries domestically […]

Jul. 11, 2016|

Robert L. Lord, Jr. named new president and CEO

MARTIN COUNTY – On July 11, 2016, the Martin Health System Board of Directors, physicians, associates and volunteers welcomed new president and CEO Robert L. Lord, Jr. of Palm City. Lord joined Martin Health 18 years ago as vice president and chief legal officer, becoming a senior vice president in 2012. He played a […]

Jul. 11, 2016|

Fisherman’s Wharf receives $35,000 grant

The Fisherman’s Wharf project has received a grant to assist with technical planning. Photo of the Port of Fort Pierce courtesy the City of Fort Pierce.


FORT PIERCE – St. Lucie County’s Fisherman’s Wharf project was recently awarded a $35,000 community planning grant by Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). These grants are provided as […]

Jul. 6, 2016|

Doctors awarded $2.1 million grant

PORT ST. LUCIE – Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies’ Dr. Lawrence Toll and Dr. Akihiko Ozawa have been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This grant will fund research to study “NPQ/Spexin the Endogenous Ligand for the Galanin Receptor 3.”

The prohormone preproNPQ […]

Jul. 5, 2016|

Local businesses urged to report damages due to algae

Concerned citizens rallied together July 2 to take this photo and bring attention to the affects of algae blooms on local wildlife and industries. Photo courtesy C4CW (Citizens for Clean Water).


MARTIN, ST. LUCIE, AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES – In response to the increased number of algae blooms caused by Lake Okeechobee discharges, the Florida […]

Jul. 5, 2016|