Local Boy Joins National Ambassador Tour to Share Impact of Local Donations to The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart
The 2016-17 Champions of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Depart for
Nation’s Capital to Advocate for Support of Children’s Healthcare
14-year-old Drew Barefield of Crestview will join pediatric patients from each state on an Ambassador Tour for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Drew was treated for multiple traumatic injuries at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, one of 170 member CMN Hospitals. Each “Champion” child has personally benefited from donations to the charity and illustrates how community support greatly impacts local children’s hospitals. CMN Hospitals’ funds are helping to pay for a building expansion at Drew’s children’s hospital. This campaign is a promise to our region to provide life-saving care to more children and families, like Drew. Donations also cover equipment like syringe pumps and a transport ventilator, which helps stabilize kids like Drew between surgeries.
Champions and guests will fly into the District of Columbia, courtesy of Delta Air Lines, and will be welcomed by Champion alumni and supporters at a celebratory event at the JW Marriott Washington, DC. Throughout the week, Champions will share their inspiring stories to encourage charitable support for children’s hospitals. Opportunities include touring Marriott International headquarters to thank associates and leadership for their continued support, attending Senate meetings on Capitol Hill, generating awareness at a Washington Nationals game and participating in a satellite media tour with TV stations across the country. Read More
Gulf Coast Health Care breaks ground on new Health and Rehabilitation Center
Gulf Coast Health Care, a leading provider of short-term, post-acute and skilled nursing services, proudly introduces “Olive Branch Health and Rehabilitation Center,” and announces the groundbreaking ceremony on June 28, 2016 at 1pm. The new development will generate hundreds of jobs and provide a positive economic impact for the local community.
Olive Branch Health and Rehabilitation Center is a 90-bed all private room Skilled Nursing Facility delivering short-term, post-acute services. The 78,000 square foot center will be built across the street from West Florida Hospital and adjacent to Olive Baptist Church at 8325 University Parkway. This convenient location will serve the residents of Pensacola, Cantonment, Pace and surrounding areas.
Olive Branch Health and Rehabilitation Center will provide patients with 24-hour licensed professional nursing care along with specialty physician services and over 5,500 square feet of therapy space, utilizing state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and oxygen delivery systems. Holding true to Gulf Coast’s motto “A New Generation of Care,” the center also includes a bistro, two courtyards and a movie theater in addition to other luxurious amenities.
Jamey Richardson, President and CEO for Gulf Coast Health Care states, “The addition of Olive Branch complements our existing portfolio of five skilled nursing centers in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. We are proud to continue Gulf Coast Health Care’s tradition of award-winning, quality healthcare for the communities Escambia and Santa Rosa. Olive Branch Health and Rehabilitation Center will embody this tradition, providing patients with exceptional rehabilitation therapy to improve independence in a cutting edge environment.”
Along with our standard accommodations, Olive Branch Health and Rehabilitation Center will offer expanded dining options, active Life-Enrichment programs, salon services, outdoor courtyards, private dining for family celebrations, Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen televisions with satellite services, a fish aquarium and more.
Richardson adds, “A complex clinical approach with its vast array of rehabilitative services and amenities is a testament to our commitment as well as our pursuit of innovation to meet future health care needs.”
When fully occupied, Olive Branch anticipates creating over 130 full and part-time jobs and will become an integral part of the Pensacola community with the opening of this new center in the fall of 2017.
About Gulf Coast Health Care:
Gulf Coast Health Care is a leading provider in the long term industry serving in the Southeastern United States. Currently operating 44 skilled nursing and assisted living centers throughout Florida, Mississippi and Alabama with a team of over 6,000 associates. Gulf Coast Health Care specializes in rehabilitation including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, skilled nursing and long-term care. They understand the mindset and needs of care giving is ever evolving and is why Gulf Coast is cultivating a pro-active, progressive approach to meet the needs of a new generation of residents.
For more information visit: www.gchc.com or www.facebook.com/Olivebranchhealthandrehabilitation
Making Sense by Michael Reagan
Hillary Clinton may have been better off wearing the Emperor's New Clothes during her victory speech after the New York primary, rather than what she chose to wear and her aides managed to overlook.
Clinton, who has decried income "inequality" throughout the nation during her campaign, stood before the assembled ---- and carefully screened ---- crowd wearing a $12,495 Giorgio Armani jacket.
What she paid for the coat ---- assuming it wasn't a party favor from her Goldman Sachs speech ---- is just a bit less than the amount the average first time home buyer is required to post as a down payment for his dream home, or as The Washington Free Beacon calculates, "roughly 40 percent of what the average American worker makes in a year."
She's fortunate the price tag wasn't dangling from her outfit like that of Minnie Pearl.
This is beyond tone deaf. It's a combination of obliviousness and hypocrisy on a truly Clintonian scale.
If Hillary was sashaying down the runway at a Paris fashion show, there might be a justification for wearing a jacket that cost 12K, assuming she gave it back after the show. But to own this One Percent Wear is something else entirely.
During her speech Hillary proclaimed, "In this campaign, we are setting bold progressive goals backed up by real plans that will improve lives, creating more good jobs that provide dignity and pride in a middle class life, raising wages and reducing inequality, making sure all our kids get a good education."
How does one talk of "inequality" and then wear an outfit where a single piece of the ensemble costs the equivalent of 833 hours of labor ---- about five months ---- at her new $15/hour minimum wage?
Maybe one of those "good jobs that provide dignity" is cleaning her coat with tweezers, Q----tips and the tears of virgins.
No one expects Hillary to campaign in Walmart overalls, although it might provide an arresting visual, but is it too much to ask this tribune of the people to save her Armani for Wall Street speeches and Davos dinners?
She can probably find something flattering and just her size at Ann Taylor, and with the money left over she can splurge and take the entire campaign staff to lunch at her nearest Chipotle.
The Ruby Slipper Café Opens in Orange Beach June 21
Pensacola favorite expands restaurant’s service to Alabama
Pensacola, Fla. (June 16, 2016) – The Ruby Slipper Café’s newest location (24151 Perdido Beach Blvd) is opening in Orange Beach, Ala. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 and will hold its Grand Opening Friday, July 15th. Known for bringing a unique flair to southern breakfast standards, brunch classics and fresh lunch dishes, as well as its eye-opening cocktails, The Ruby Slipper Café offers every diner an experience to remember.
“We are so excited to be in Orange Beach and to expand our family across the Gulf South. Our patrons, staff and communities are family and we look forward tor serving you,” said Jennifer Weishaupt, owner of The Ruby Slipper Café.
To celebrate its newest location, The Ruby Slipper Café – Orange Beach will host a special invite only preview event on Saturday, June 18th to benefit the Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment Foundation (CBEE) with donations from every attendee going to the foundation. Saturday’s guests will be among the first in Orange Beach to sample the tasty offerings at The Ruby Slipper Café while supporting a good cause.
At The Ruby Slipper Café – Orange Beach patrons can enjoy unique New Orleans Southern fare including the café’s signature dishes - Eggs Cochon, Chicken St. Charles, BBQ Shrimp & Grits and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu. Guests can wash all of that down with a classic Ruby Slipper Mimosa, spicy Bloody Mary or Iced Coffee.
The Ruby Slipper Café will open to the public at 7AM on Tuesday, June 21. To shorten wait time when visiting, patrons can download and use the nowait app. The Ruby Slipper Café will be open weekdays 7AM-2PM and weekends 7AM-3PM. The view the menu and learn more visit www.therubyslippercafe.net. To contact The Ruby Slipper Café, call 504.525.9355. Fans can also follow along on Facebook and stay up to date on Twitter @RubySlipperCafe and Instagram @RubySlipperCafe.
The Ruby Slipper Café is a family-owned & operated business, and open to serve diners 363 days a year at four New Orleans locations (Marigny, Mid-City, Magazine St. and Canal St.), one in Pensacola, Fla., and its newest Orange Beach, Ala. location opening Summer 2016. The Ruby Slipper Café was inspired by a powerful sense of homecoming when returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and has expanded across the Southern Gulf Region since opening in 2008. The Ruby Slipper Café brings New Orleans flair to southern breakfast standards, brunch classics and fresh lunch dishes, as well as its eye-opening cocktails. For more information about The Ruby Slipper Café, visit www.therubyslippercafe.net or connect with Ruby Slipper on Facebook, Twitter (@rubyslippercafe) and Instagram.