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Health First Hospitals Collect 937 Pounds of Medications On National Drug Take Back Day

Rockledge, FL (April 28, 2014) Three of Health First’s hospitals took part in National Drug Take Back Day and collected 937 pounds of expired and unwanted medications.  This massive collection was part of the National Drug Take Back day held on Saturday, April 26.  Health First worked with the Cocoa Beach Police Department, the Palm Bay Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to provide a safe way to dispose of the medications.  The three participating Health First hospitals were Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Palm Bay Hospital and Health First Viera Hospital.

All medications were turned over to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for discarding.

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Founded in 1995, Health First is a not-for-profit and is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit www.Health-First.org for more information.