Tag Archives: rehabilitation

MIHS Receives Prestigious NEH Grant

Submitted When Austin Bell received a phone call from a Washington, DC area code on December 6, 2016, he thought about ignoring it. He was literally in the middle of installing the Marco Island Historical Museum’s new Pioneer Era exhibit and wasn’t expecting any calls, but something told him to answer. “I thought it was probably another robo-caller,” says Bell, ... Read More »

ASH Offers New Treatment Options

Naples-based Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida expanded its physical rehabilitation and fitness center, installing an Oasis Underwater Treadmill. This hydrotherapy system gives patients the best opportunity to recover from surgical, arthritic, geriatric and chronically debilitating diseases and conditions. ASH of Florida’s physical rehabilitation team designs treatment programs focusing on sports medicine, performance optimization, fitness, weight management, surgery recovery and chronic ... Read More »

Conservancy Welcomes New Board

Submitted The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently hosted its 53rd Annual Members’ Meeting at the Conservancy Nature Center. During the meeting, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida introduced new members to the board of directors, presented the 2017 Eagle Award to John and Donna Hall, and introduced its first Eaglet Award, presented to fourth grade student, Kea Shindle. The Conservancy of ... Read More »

Bird is the Word! Great Blue Heron Released at Tigertail Beach Lagoon

By Maria Lamb  As the song goes, “Don’t you know ‘bout the bird! Well ev’rybody knows that the bird is the word!” The great blue heron made a remarkable recovery from an injury inflicted by a nine-inch fishing lure with treble hooks. Thank you to the staff at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital for the TLC that the bird received ... Read More »

Great Blue Heron Released at Tigertail Beach Lagoon

  Bird is the Word by Maria Lamb   As the song goes, “Don’t you know ‘bout the bird! Well ev’rybody knows that the bird is the word!” The Great Blue Heron made a remarkable recovery from an injury inflicted by a 9-inch fishing lure with treble hooks. Our thanks to the staff at the Von Arx Wildlife Hospital for the TLC ... Read More »

Injured Heron Rescued & Recovering

Submitted Recently, the injured great blue heron, which was reported on in the prior issue of Coastal Breeze News, was finally rescued and is recovering nicely. The Rescue It was a rescue of opportunity. The Boros family from Manhattan, Illinois was enjoying their last day on the beach for fishing and shell collecting before heading back home. When the family ... Read More »

Expanded von Arx Wildlife Hospital Opens

The new outdoor wildlife rehabilitation and guest education areas are now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples. The expansion includes state-of-the-art wildlife recovery areas and new structures that allow the Conservancy staff and volunteers to best serve the growing number of sick, injured and orphaned native animals brought to the Conservancy ... Read More »

Conservancy Hosts Wildlife Housewarming 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the public to celebrate the Conservancy’s wildlife ambassadors as they move into their new homes in the newly expanded outdoor wildlife rehabilitation area, now open at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The wildlife ambassadors are former patients, now permanent residents, unable to be released due to the extent of their injuries. On Saturday, Dec. 10 ... Read More »

NCH Rehab Hospital Recognized

CARF International announced this week that NCH Healthcare System’s Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation has been awarded accreditation for a period of three years as a comprehensive inpatient program with additional specialty accreditations in the Stroke Specialty Program and Case Management. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization by ... Read More »

Discover Tigertail

Submitted There is only one place you need to be Saturday morning February 20th- and that place is Tigertail Beach. From 9 AM to noon, the Friends of Tigertail Beach will present their sixth Discover Tigertail event, which is free to all. Whether you go to Tigertail Beach frequently, or have never visited, you will be surprised at the information ... Read More »

Conservancy Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital to Expand

Dolph and Sharon von Arx Announce $500,000 Grant Match Conservancy of Southwest Florida is expanding the existing wildlife hospital to accommodate the new outdoor wildlife rehabilitation area. The expansion of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital will enable the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to care for a greater number of animals within the wildlife rehabilitation facility by building new wildlife recovery ... Read More »

Springtime Brings Close Encounters of Manatees, Boaters

Submitted As springtime arrives, chances increase that manatees and boaters will have close encounters. Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ... Read More »

“Discover Tigertail” – Delightful and Educational FOT Event

Submitted Susan Kubat and Fran Huxley, co-chairs of “Discover Tigertail”, organized and executed a delightful and successful Friends of Tigertail Beach event on Saturday, February 21, 2015. “Discovery Tigertail” is a free family program that addresses the marine life and other wildlife that inhabit the Tigertail Beach lagoon. Specialists were from Rookery Bay, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the ... Read More »

Slow Down as Manatees Swim to Warmer Waters

Submitted The annual migration of Florida manatees to warmer waters begins in November, which is Manatee Awareness Month. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to help protect migrating manatees by looking out and slowing down for these aquatic mammals that often rest or congregate underwater and can be difficult to see. “During Manatee Awareness Month, the ... Read More »

DEP, DOT REACH AGREEEMENT TO OPTIMIZE PETROLEUM CLEANUP PROGRAM

~Agreement to make petroleum rehabilitation more efficient and economical reached~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that augments current collaboration between the two agencies to prioritize environmental assessment in areas critical to the expansion of vital transportation corridors. The agreement also ensures taxpayer funds used to ... Read More »

New Board at Marco Urgent Care Center

Submitted The NCH Healthcare System recently announced the election of new officers and board members for the Marco Urgent Care Center Board of Trustees. Incoming Chairman Kevin M. Fitzgerald said, “It is a privilege and an honor to serve as the chairman of this dedicated group of community leaders who strive to ensure that quality-driven, patient-centered care is provided to ... Read More »

Coastal Comments

Donna Fiala donnafiala@colliergov.net Collier County and the City of Marco Island continue to work together for the benefit of their citizens. As of this writing, one of their goals is to encourage greater use of Tigertail Park to help alleviate congestion in the Island’s South Beach parking area (which gets pretty snarled up during Season), and also to prepare for ... Read More »

Manatees Recover from Red Tide

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com Two Southwest Florida manatees are breathing easy thanks to a large team that recently recovered, revived and rehabilitated the sea cows during the recent red tide algae bloom that occurred between September 2012 and April 2013. On June 13, the two manatees – one male and one female – were released back into the wild around ... Read More »

FINDING LOST TREASURE

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenws.com Ron Lord is a familiar face on Marco’s beaches. He’s also a familiar face on the beaches of Naples, Bonita Springs and Sanibel. However, it’s probably not his face that you’ve noticed, but rather the large metal detector he carries, searching for lost treasure. Ron has been combing the beaches of Southwest Florida for 35 years. ... Read More »

Wounded Warriors Softball comes to Marco

By Natalie Strom  They are a softball team like you’ve never seen. Nearly twenty veterans of the post-9/11 era have come together to form WWAST; the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. As their name suggests, everyone on the team was injured in the line of duty and wears a prosthesis of some sort. Their mission: “to raise awareness, through exhibition ... Read More »