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Pediatric Baker Act numbers up

news@breezenewspapers.com The past eight months have shown a steady increase in pediatric Baker Act admissions at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Although Golisano Children’s Hospital is not a Baker Act receiving facility, they do receive pediatric patients who may require medical care. Many of those cases include intentionally injecting things and becoming very ill at attempting suicide, or other means of self harm resulting in the need of medical care. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Chief Nursing & Operations Executive Alyssa Bostwick said many arrive at Golisano Children’s Hospital when they are an immediate danger to themselves, or others, requirements for involuntary evaluation and admission under the state Baker Act. “When they are medically cleared, they are OK to be discharged, they are then transferred to the ...

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Robert William Eden

Robert William Eden, 68, of Lehigh Acres, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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Mortgaging the future to create voter base

To the editor: Biden is proving every day that he trying to remake America through the expenditure of trillions. If you give people enough money they will vote for you but eventually the giveaway catches up with you as proven by Argentina (1946), Cuba (1959) and Venezuela (1998). Biden is ...

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