Friday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› ‘I think it’s grave.’ Reaction to Jackson/UM suspending adult heart transplant program
Jackson Health System’s abrupt suspension of its adult heart transplant program took South Florida by surprise because of its stellar reputation in the transplant field. Stuart Grossman, who has headed a major South Florida personal injury and medical malpractice law firm for decades, said the admission by Jackson that it “voluntarily stopped” its heart transplant program suggests that “something is very wrong.”
› Thirsty? New JEA water treatment facility soon will turn on the tap in St. Johns County
It might not be the prettiest project under construction from a layman's aesthetic perspective. It's infrastructure after all. But it will be crucial when residents turn on the faucet in Northwest St. Johns County for a drink of water. The JEA Rivertown Water Treatment Plant is a significant facility being built to serve the rapidly growing northern St. Johns County where new homes and businesses are sprouting like mushrooms after a spring rain.
› Want to learn a new language? Seminole libraries open learning labs
Want to learn to speak Spanish, Portuguese, German or Swahili? Or maybe you’re planning a trip to Iceland, Denmark, Wales or Mauritania and would like to know a few basic phrases in the languages of Icelandic, Danish, Welsh or Wolof. Thanks to a $90,000 donation from a longtime resident, the Seminole County Library System on Wednesday opened six new language-learning labs at the Jean Rhein Central Branch in Casselberry and at the four other county branch libraries.
› Sarasota-Bradenton area physician to lead statewide group
Bradenton and Sarasota area podiatrist Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz has been elected president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Zdancewicz is the fourth woman in Florida and the first from the Sarasota-Bradenton region to lead the organization, according to a statement. In her role she will oversee the policymaking board that serves Florida’s podiatrists, doctors who specialize in the treatment of the lower extremity.
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