Florida Hospital Memorial expands Port Orange facility
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center's outpatient clinic at the Pavilion at Port Orange unveiled its expansion on Oct. 18.
Since opening the Port Orange facility in October 2011, the physician staff has expanded to meet the growing needs of patients in Southeast Volusia County.
The facility has added two primary care physicians, Dr. Carol Gaines and Dr. Robert Mosca, and will absorb the exam space formerly occupied by Florida Hospital for Children in suite 700. With this change, the Florida Hospital for Children will move to the adjacent suite 722.
All in all, this renovation took about four months to complete and cost more than $280,000.
In addition to pediatric sub-specialists and family practice physicians, the facility hosts a variety of clinical services and departments, including imaging, laboratory services, rehabilitation and sports medicine. The clinic offers extended hours designed to accommodate working families within Port Orange and the surrounding communities.
The clinic's hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The hospital plans to add weekend hours soon.
Volusia personal-injury law firm becomes "Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell "
After 36 years of operation, Port Orange-based law firm Rue & Ziffra has been renamed "Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell" to recognize Thomas E. Caldwell, a board-certified attorney and longtime partner.
The new name is now on signs at the firm's main office on Dunlawton Boulevard in Port Orange, as well as at additional offices in DeLand and Palm Coast , according to firm President Allan L. Ziffra.
"Tom has been instrumental in the growth of the firm and the addition of several practice areas: trial practice, social security, workers' compensation, nursing home litigation and ERISA long-term disability," Mr. Ziffra said in an announcement to staff members.
He said the addition of those practice areas can be credited for the employment of several attorneys and an increase in staff. "He has increased the firm's reputation with the Bar and the judiciary," Ziffra added.
Mr. Caldwell, who joined Rue & Ziffra in 1995, was promoted to partner in 2000 and became the only lawyer at the firm to be board certified earlier this year. He previously practiced law for an insurance defense law firm, a position he has said that gave him "insight into the strategy behind the defendant's case."