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DOH-Marion hosting free breastfeeding resource fair

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is hosting a free resource fair this week to help local parents better understand the benefits and importance of breastfeeding.

Latest Marion County bi-weekly report shows slight decline in COVID-19 cases

The latest Florida Department of Health bi-weekly COVID-19 report shows a slight drop in cases, with a daily average of just under 169 new infections in Marion County.

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital named to 2022 Fortune/Merative’s 100 Top Hospitals list

For the fifth time, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (previously Ocala Regional Medical Center) has been named to the annual Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list.

Florida Department of Health in Marion County offering back-to-school vaccines

As the new school year quickly approaches, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering local parents an opportunity to get their children vaccinated.

Horse in Marion County tests positive for rare mosquito-borne disease

Local health officials are offering tips on how residents and visitors can protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases after a horse in Marion County tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

DOH-Marion recognized for efforts to improve health of older residents

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has been designated an Age-Friendly Public Health System by a national group that advocates for policies to promote illness and injury prevention and health equity for older Americans.

Marion County health officials urging community to protect children from hot car injuries, deaths

As the temperature continues to swelter, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is imploring the local community to be vigilant about protecting children from heatstroke-related injuries and deaths in vehicles.

Marion County reports nearly 1,200 new COVID-19 cases in latest bi-weekly report

The latest Florida Department of Health bi-weekly COVID-19 report shows that cases are still on the rise in Marion County, with a daily average of over 171 new infections.

Preschoolers, parents invited to healthy eating class at Belleview Community Center

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is inviting parents and their preschoolers to attend a free class at the Belleview Community Center that will focus on nutritious eating habits.

DOH-Marion hosting another free school vaccination event

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering local parents another opportunity to obtain required non-COVID-19 vaccinations for their children.

Marion County’s latest bi-weekly report shows uptick in new COVID-19 cases

The latest bi-weekly report from local health officials shows an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Marion County, with a daily average of nearly 138 new infections.

Free diabetes education classes kick off this week at Marion Oaks Fitness and Recreation Center

A free weekly series of classes on diabetes education and prevention is beginning this week at the Marion Oaks Fitness and Recreation Center.

Marion County reports 791 new COVID-19 cases in latest bi-weekly report

Marion County health officials are reporting that the number of new COVID-19 cases has increased for the sixth consecutive bi-weekly report, with a daily average of 113 new infections.

Florida Department of Health in Marion County shares heat safety tips

As the temperature soars, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is urging the community to take precautions against possible heat-related injuries.

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital awarded three-star rating in heart surgery

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures.

Florida Department of Health in Marion County hosting free school vaccination event

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be offering free vaccinations for school-age children during a drive-thru event in Ocala on Friday, June 17.

Health alert issued for presence of blue-green algae in Lake Weir

Marion County health officials have issued a health alert for the presence of dangerous blue-green algal toxins in Lake Weir in Ocklawaha.

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital​ hosting onsite hiring event

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital will be looking for qualified candidates to fill numerous positions during an onsite hiring event that will take place on Wednesday, June 8.

Sue DeLeon appointed as Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Florida West Marion Hospital

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital has announced the appointment of Suha “Sue” DeLeon as Chief Nursing Officer, effective today. "I’m overjoyed to be coming home to Ocala and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital," said DeLeon.

Marion County reports 662 new COVID-19 cases in latest bi-weekly report

Marion County health officials are reporting that the number of new COVID-19 cases has increased for the fifth consecutive bi-weekly report, with a daily average of nearly 95 new infections.

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital announces new Chief Executive Officer

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital has announced the appointment of Peter Hemstead as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, California.

Marion County’s latest bi-weekly report shows another increase in COVID-19 cases

The Florida Department of Health’s latest bi-weekly COVID-19 report shows that Marion County experienced another increase in newly reported cases with a daily average of 59 new infections.

Florida Department of Health in Marion County provides update on infant formula shortage

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is closely monitoring the current infant formula shortage and is taking the issue very seriously. The department has provided an update on the shortage, along with information and resources for families who are affected by this issue.

Marion County health officials share warning signs, prevention tips during ‘Stroke Awareness Month’

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in Florida and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. In observance of 'Stroke Awareness Month,' the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering preventative tips and information on the risk factors and symptoms of stroke.