Pasco News

Business briefs, April 27

Suncoast Clinical Research, 5604 Gulf Drive, New Port Richey, celebrates 15 years in business next month by presenting events to thank its colleagues and volunteers who have participated in clinical trials. A West Pasco Chamber of Commerce mixer and open house will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 17 and will feature a blood drive with Florida Blood Services. A patient appreciation barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 18. The Suncoast Clinical Research Relay for Life Team raised $2,000 for the American Cancer Society by holding a garage sale and participating in the Relay for Life held on April 6. The Donald R. Tapia School of Business, at Saint Leo University, has earned the Southwest Florida Water Management Districtís Florida Water Star for environmentally friendly practices in building construction and maintenance.
A voluntary program, Florida Water Star encourages water conservation in building design. Saint Leo is the third commercial development to earn this distinction within the districtís 16 counties. Juan Triana was appointed chief compliance officer for Access Health Care LLC, in Spring Hill. He replaces Lynda Dilts-Benson, a registered nurse, who was promoted to chief quality officer. Prior to his appointment, Triana was the regulatory audit supervisor and educator and corporate privacy officer for Access Health Care. In his new position Triana is responsible for coordinating the development, maintenance, implementation, and revision of policies and procedures, manuals and other documents for the operation of the organizationís Compliance Program. He will oversee audits of all departments for their compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and industry laws, regulations and standards.

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