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New Smyrna Beach's Jackie Herchek: 'Rock and champion' of Bert Fish community has died

Chaired SE Volusia hospital authority board in wake of merger lawsuit scandal

Jackie Hercheck of New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferJan. 27, 1937 - Jan. 8, 2013

Headline Surfer photo by Henry Frederick / Jacqueline "Jackie" Herchek, is shown here in 2011, outside Circuit Judge Richard Graham's courtroom in Daytona Beach during the civil trial against Bert Fish Hospital's authority merger. She was briefly the board chairwoman after the suit and continued to serve as a board member until her passing Tuesday. 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A memorial service will be held Monday at the Coronado United Methodist Church for Jacqueline (Jackie) Kay Herchek, of New Smyrna Beach, former board chairwoman of the Southeast Volusia Hospital Authority, who died four days ago of complications from a brain aneurysm. She was 75.

Chubby Checker to twist in DeLand tonight

Chubby Checker in DeLzndDELAND -- Chubby Checker, whose song "The Twist," was the dance sensation of the early 1960s, will be coming to town tonight in celebration of Florida Hospital DeLand's 50th anniversary.

There will be a free street party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Indiana Avenue, during which we will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people twisting in the street, said Jeremy Reidenberg, san organizer of the event. At 7:30 p.m., Chubby Checker will perform a benefit concert at the historic Athens Theater, located at the end of Indiana Ave.

Family physician Dr. Carol Gaines joins Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach

Dr. Carol GainesCourtest photo / Dr. Carol Gaines joins the medical staff of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

DAYTONA BEACH - Board-certified family medicine physician Carol Gaines, DO, has joined the medical staff at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

"We're extremely blessed that Dr. Gaines has joined our Florida Hospital family," said Dr. Ron Jimenez, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center's chief medical officer.

Put your 'best foot forward' with 5K event to benefit Junior League of Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Junior League of Daytona Beach, Inc. will host its inaugural 5k aptly called "The best Foot Forward" to be held 8 a.m. Saturday, March 24. The course will wind through the tree-lined streets of LPGA.

For more information, please visit the Junior League of Daytona Beach website at www.JLDB.org.  The proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the annual Best Foot Forward project.

Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach welcomes Anthony Capozzi, MD

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach Florida welcomes the newest member of its team of expert clinicians, Anthony Capozzi, MD.

Dr. Capozzi will begin seeing patients this month. He is a board certified psychiatrist with 22 years experience in behavioral health treating adults and adolescents.

Bert Fish Medical Center to hold open house and health fair Oct. 3

NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Bert Fish Medical Center will hold an open house and health fair on Monday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., in the Schildecker Outpatient Lobby of the hospital, 401 Palmetto St. This event offers a variety of screenings — blood pressure, pulse oximeter, and body mass index — free of charge.

Ed Noseworthy leaving as CEO at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach to head up Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City

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Courtesy photo / Ed Noseworthy, CEO for Bert Fish Medical Center, has accepted the position of president/CEO for Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- With the unwinding process in full swing with Adventist leaving Bert Fish Medical Center, so, too, is the hospital's chief administrative officer.

Ed Noseworthy will officially assume his new responsibilities as president/CEO with Florida Hospital Fish on July 1. Noseworthy succeeds Joe Johnson, who has accepted the position of chief operating officer for University Community Hospital in Florida Division's Tampa Bay Region.

Bert Fish Medical Center names Dr. Kimberly L. Clayton “Physician of the Year”

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Courtesy photo / Dr. Kimberly L. Clayton will be recognized during Hospital week in May as Bert Fish Medical Center's physician of the year, the hospital announced Wednesday.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Kimberly L. Clayton, MD, has been named “Physician of the Year” by Bert Fish Medical Center, a spokeswoman for the hospital announced today.

"Dr. Clayton, a general surgeon, was recognized at a March 30 celebration of Doctors’ Day at the hospital on by hospital CEO Ed Noseworthy in recognition of her dedication to quality health care and for her caring, compassionate treatment of her patients," Bert Fish spokeswoman Cheryl Kennison said.

Volusia Sheriff: New Smyrna Beach woman claiming to be 'Satan's child' taken into custody for psychiatric treatment

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 51-year-old woman who told a deputy she was "Satan's child" and "had no where to go but meet her maker" was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation.