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Business briefs, May 10

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has received the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Company – Gold Award. The hospital continues to be a multiple year winner. The Fit-Friendly Company Award is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America. The Gold Level recognition means that: the hospital offers employees physical activity support. It has increased the number of healthy eating options to employees. It promotes a wellness culture at the worksite and it embraces at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture. Regional Medical Center also announced it has received a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Bayshore Home Care, a home health agency that offers services in Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, was named the Top Workplace in the midsize category by The Tampa Bay Times for the third year in a row. Top Workplaces are determined solely on the feedback of employees. This year, nearly 35,000 employees took surveys to explain why their workplace is tops. Dell deChant of New Port Richey has been named a Master Instructor at the University of South Florida, in Tampa. The associate chair in religious studies at USF, deChant has been at the university in some capacity since 1986, when he was named an adjunct in the Department of Religious Studies. The author of books on religion and popular culture, deChant’s most recent work is “Religion and Culture in the West: A Primer.” A former two-term member of the New Port Richey City Council, deChant’s numerous community activities include establishing the city’s Martin Luther King Day celebration

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