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$60,000 gift to Martin Health Foundation to fund glioblastoma research

$60,000 gift to Martin Health Foundation to fund glioblastoma research


Pictured L-R : Dr. Oszkar Szentirmai, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Mitzi Macias, Donna Qvarstrom, Debbie Johnston, Tony Huerta, Tobi Schelin, Lenny Schelin Sr.

Cleveland Clinic’s Martin Health Foundation recently received a $60,000 gift from proceeds raised during the third annual Lenny Schelin, Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament. Family and friends of Lenny Schelin, Jr. presented the gift, which will continue to help support research into glioblastoma, an aggressive form of malignant brain tumor.  Schelin Jr., passed away in 2018 at the age of 33 from glioblastoma. An avid fisherman, The Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament helps keep his legacy alive.
Oszkar Szentirmai, researcher and neurosurgeon at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, was on hand to receive the gift and is grateful for the trust they have placed in the research at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.
“Without their support, we could not have made the progress we have in learning more about this disease,” Dr. Szentirmai said.
The next Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament will take place on Jan. 6 - 15, 2023. For more information, click here.
About Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is part of the Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida. It features three hospitals with a total of 521 beds, a free-standing emergency center, and numerous outpatient centers and clinics across Martin and St. Lucie counties on Florida’s east coast. Cleveland Clinic Martin Health offers preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer care, a heart center, wellness and rehabilitation services, and much more. Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Nov. 17, 2022|

Treasure Coast Hospice earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification™

Treasure Coast Hospice earns 2022 Great Place to Work Certification™



Treasure Coast Hospice is Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the third consecutive year. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Treasure Coast Hospice. This year, 88% of employees said it’s a great place to work compared to 57% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Treasure Coast Hospice is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”


“Treasure Coast Hospice is thrilled to again be recognized as a Great Place to Work,” said CEO Jackie Kendrick, CHPCA. “We owe our continued success to our team. Not only are they dedicated to our mission, they are supportive of one another and take pride in cultivating a collaborative environment where everyone has the ability to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families.”

According to the survey’s results, 97% of employees indicated that “their work has special meaning and is not just a job." Treasure Coast Hospice also ranked as a top place to work because staff take pride in the care that they deliver and their contributions to the community; feel welcomed upon joining the organization; and enjoy telling others where they work.

About Treasure Coast Hospice

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, Treasure Coast Hospice is a non-profit community organization of skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers whose mission is to provide access to compassionate, caring, expert and professional hospice and grief support services to patients and families at the end of life. Founded in 1982, Treasure Coast Hospice has grown to serve more than 4,000 patients annually in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. Thanks to the generous support of our community, the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation is able to fund comprehensive hospice and grief support programs for Treasure Coast Hospice, including three Inpatient Units for those who need a higher level of care, the specialized pediatric program Little Treasures, music therapy, massage therapy, virtual reality experiences, individual and group bereavement services, and Camp Good Grief for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.


About Great Place to Work Certification™

Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.


About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for all.


Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]


Apr. 18, 2022|

IRSC Nursing Program Expansion Update

IRSC to Reveal Plans for Nursing Program Expansion


IRSC Nursing Students

IRSC Nursing Students


There’s a critical need for more nurses in Florida. According to the Florida Hospital Association, by 2035, the state will have 59,100 fewer nurses than it requires. In direct response to this workforce crisis, on Tuesday, December 14, Indian River State College will announce plans to double the number of graduates in its nursing programs and launch the construction phase of a project that moves the IRSC School of Nursing to its Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie by Fall 2022.

The public is invited to attend the event on IRSC’s Pruitt Campus (500 N.W. California Blvd.) at 10:00 a.m. The event site, Building G, is one of two structures slated for complete re-imagination as IRSC works with Harvard Jolly Architecture—one of the largest firms in Florida with expertise in healthcare architecture and interior design—to transform the buildings into state-of-the-art nursing classrooms and simulated clinical settings. Proctor Construction, the firm responsible for the new Advanced Workforce Training Complex and multiple IRSC renovation projects, will construct the new home for the School of Nursing.

“Graduates of the IRSC Nursing program have always been highly sought-after,” states Dr. Timothy Moore, IRSC President. “Not a week goes by where at least one local healthcare facility reaches out to our School of Nursing to connect with alumni or soon-to-be graduates. By expanding our Nursing program and investing in these modern facilities, we can be even more responsive to our partners’ workforce needs.”

IRSC Associate Degree and R.N. to B.S.N. Nursing programs are nationally accredited, and students train to local and state clinical requirements. Licensure and certification rates for IRSC Associate Degree in Nursing students are consistently above state and national levels. Over the past three years, the average employment rate for IRSC A.D.N. graduates averaged 99%.

The December 14 event will feature renderings of the facilities, nursing simulations, a meet-and-greet with IRSC nursing students and faculty, and addresses from Nancy Hilton, M.N., R.N., NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Lucie Medical Center; Robert Lord Jr., President, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health; and Dr. Timothy Moore, President, Indian River State College.

Those interested in joining IRSC at the “Reimaging Nursing” event should R.S.V.P. to Nina Jewett, Pruitt Campus Coordinator, at 772-336-6210 or [email protected] no later than Monday, December 12.

Dec. 6, 2021|


Jackie Kendrick has been hired by Treasure Coast Hospice to lead the comprehensive hospice care and grief support service agency in Martin and St. Lucie counties as chief executive officer. She started July 1. Kendrick most recently was executive director of HPH Hospice in Pasco County. HPH is part of the Chapters Health System, which provides end-of-life care to residents in seven counties on the west coast of Florida.
Aug. 5, 2019|

Treasure Coast Community Health, Inc. opens seventh medical facility

Vicki Soule, CEO of TCCH, Yanet Quevedo and Dr. Jennifer Moore.
Credit: Colette Heid
VERO BEACH – Treasure Coast Community Health, Inc. has opened a seventh facility at 787 37th Street, Suite 140 in Vero Beach, conveniently located near Indian River Medical Center. To accommodate the rising need for quality, affordable healthcare in Indian […]

Dec. 14, 2018|

Martin Health, Cleveland Clinic share vision for heart care

Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the Frances Langford Heart Center in Martin Medical Center, Stuart


STUART — Martin Health System and the Cleveland Clinic shared their vision Tuesday about what combining their forces in cardiovascular care will mean to patients.

The agreement with Martin is the Cleveland Clinic’s first cardiac affiliation in Florida. Cleveland […]

Feb. 14, 2018|

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|

Mann Research Center building purchased

PORT ST. LUCIE — Optimal Outcomes, a leading developer and owner of healthcare real estate, has announced the purchase of the Mann Research Center building next to Martin Health System’s Tradition Medical Center for $14.65 million.

Besides the purchase of the medical office building, the deal with Mann RC LLC also includes the acquisition of […]

Jun. 18, 2015|