Martin Health System implementing new questionnaire to track algae health impacts

From WPTV: “The Martin Health System is working to get a better idea of exactly how many people are getting sick because of blue-green algae exposure. Doctors have just started using a new questionnaire to help zero in on patients’ symptoms, and to help determine which ones are river-related … Click here to read more

Martin Health System supports ‘Buy the Land’ bill

From WPBF: “Martin Health System has now come out in support of Senate Bill 10. The legislation proposes building a 60,000-acre reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to stop harmful discharges into the St. Lucie River … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: ‘Martin County rumor mill cranks out some truth and some fiction’

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger Sally Swartz addresses the Martin County rumor mill’s truth and fiction: “A viaduct for the rich, Martin Health System firing volunteers, and a Martin County land buy to solve a neighborhood problem: Truth or fiction? Consider these three tales … The first: Jupiter Island plans to build a viaduct, or raised bridge, over the railroad tracks … Click here to read more

IT glitch brings down $80M network at Martin Health System, 13 MHS facilities impacted

Healthcare IT News has reported that the three-hospital Martin Health System in Stuart experienced a hardware failure that caused an unplanned downtime for the health system’s Epic EMR and several other business applications. Thirteen MHS facilities were impacted by the outage. … Click here to read more

Martin Health System CEO arrested on DUI charge in Stuart

TCPalm reports that Martin Health System’s chief executive officer was arrested early Sunday on a DUI charge in Stuart, according to Stuart Police Department arrest reports. … Click here to read more

Council on Aging’s new Kane Clinic now accepting senior patients

The Council on Aging of Martin County has announced the opening of its new on-site clinic, The Kane Clinic, open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., a new satellite office for Board Certified Geriatrician, Dr. Laura Beringer. Also on staff is Elizabeth Van Horn, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with experience in critical care. … Click here to read more