FISHERMEN’S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dianne Weitz
April 15, 2013
Fishermen’s Walk-in, KCB Convenient Care Now Open
MARATHON, Florida Keys—Fishermen’s Community Hospital recently opened its KCB Convenient Care at 306 Sadowski Causeway on Key Colony Beach. The facility provides quick care – no appointment necessary – for minor injuries and illnesses.
“With many minor injuries or illnesses, a trip to the hospital emergency room is too much, while getting an appointment with a doctor may take too long,” said Hal Leftwich, CEO of Fishermen’s. “With our new KCB Convenient Care facility, minor health care services are available right now for everyone, just walk in for fast, affordable treatment.”
Whether it is painful sunburn, minor cuts and bruises, or a miserable cold, the experienced Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) at KCB Convenient Care can quickly diagnose and treat patients. The nurse practitioners treat flu symptoms, fever, sore throats, strains and sprains, rashes, allergic reactions, earaches, and more.
“We also administer vaccinations, perform school athletic physicals, and for the anglers, we can remove fish hooks,” said Jennifer Angelilli, ARNP. “Our services are perfect for visitors and snowbirds, and locals too, who don’t have a local doctor but need minor care right away.”
For more complicated injuries and illnesses, the nurse practitioners can refer patients to the appropriate health care provider.
KCB Convenient Care accepts all major insurers as well as self-pay patients, and is next to Leigh Ann’s Coffee House on Sadowski Causeway, one-half mile off the Overseas Highway. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (305) 735-4107.
Fishermen’s Community Hospital is a nonprofit organization located in the Middle Keys community of Marathon. It offers an emergency department, full array of diagnostic and laboratory services, an intensive care unit, impatient and outpatient surgery, physical and occupational therapy (Marathon and Big Pine Key), and pharmacy.
Editors please note: Cutline for the attached photograph: Jennifer Angelillini, ARNP, at Fishermen’s new KCB Convenient Care takes a patient's blood pressure.
fh_crew400Fishermen’s Hospital Completes Transition to Community-Owned & Operated
July 1, 2011 - MARATHON, Florida Keys—Today, Fishermen’s Hospital officially became a community-owned and operated, not-for-profit organization, ending its 25-year association with Health Management Associates (HMA), which leased the hospital as a for profit organization.
“This is a momentous day as we return direct control of the hospital to the greater community through the Fishermen’s Hospital Board of Trustees,” said Michael Cunningham, board chairman. “Going from a for profit organization to a community operated, not-for-profit status is big plus for everyone. Now all the revenues, after expenses, will be reinvested in the hospital rather than sent to corporate shareholders.”
Fishermen’s Hospital -- Earning the Community’s Trust
By Michael Cunningham, President Fishermen’s Hospital Board of Trustees
Fishermen’s Hospital has come full circle. It started as a community-owned and –operated, not-for-profit in 1962, became a leased for profit hospital in 1986, and today is a nonprofit hospital again.
As a nonprofit, all revenues left over after the bills are paid will be reinvested in the hospital to better serve patients and the community. When Fishermen’s was a for profit hospital, profits earned here in the Keys were distributed to stockholders outside our community.
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3301 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida 33050
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