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Second Annual Weems Community Health Fair is May 18th

Weems Memorial Hospital Foundation invites all to “Catch the Wellness Wave” at the second annual community health fair Saturday, May 18 from 10 am to 1 pm ET on the hospital grounds.

Health and wellness partners from across the Forgotten Coast will be onsite, as well as representatives from Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and local fire and police departments, to talk about community and public services. 

What you can expect:

  • Health screenings
  • Demonstrations & education
  • Interactive first responder displays
  • LIVE MUSIC: Tommy Cooper
  • FOOD TRUCKS offering local favorites & healthy choice options
  • Kids games, face painting & obstacle course
  • Fun photo opps
  • FREE Blue Bell ice cream & giveaways

Make plans to come out to Weems Memorial Hospital in Apalachicola on May 18 and CATCH THE WELLNESS WAVE!

For more information contact Weems Foundation Chair Colleen Zester at

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Employee of the Month

We recognize outstanding individuals who exemplify Weems Memorial’s commitment to exceptional service, dedication, and teamwork as Employees of the Month.

Michelle Shuler, RN was the January 2024 Employee of the Month. Michelle shows exemplary performance as she works efficiently and is kind and helpful. She goes above and beyond to bring comfort to the patients and their families, while being professional at all times.

Troy Morrison was the Employee of the Month for March. Troy joined Weems Plant Operations in October 2023. He was nominated this month by fellow employees, and all agree that Troy is a great asset to the Weems team! Troy comes to work every day with a positive attitude, ready to help in any department as needed. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and takes pride in every job he tackles, no matter the situation.

We extend a sincere thank you to Michelle and Troy for their outstanding contributions! Their dedication and hard work inspire their colleagues and contribute significantly to Weems Memorial Hospital’s success.

We appreciate all of our dedicated employees who make Weems Memorial a truly special place. Thank you for your continued commitment to excellence!

Dementia Classes


Hosted by: Dementia Care and Cure Initiative of the Big Bend, TMH Memory Disorder Clinic, Weems Memorial Hospital

When: Every Month

Where: Holy Family Senior Center, 203 7th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320

This FREE series is open to everyone! No RSVP required.

Parking is available on the northeast side of the hospital.

What will be offered:

  • GAIN a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  • LEARN about local resources in Franklin County available to assist persons with dementia, their families, and caregivers.

Check out our full list of sessions:

11 am – noon: “Accessing Local Community Supports and Services for Individuals Living with Dementia and their Caregivers” by Advantage Aging Solutions

11 am – noon: “State of Florida Goals, Services, Initiatives, and Resources” by Department of Elder Affairs

11 am – noon: “Strategies to Help Urgent Situations Involving Persons with Dementia” by FSU REACH

Have questions? Please contact Katie Desorcy, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Memory Disorder Clinic Coordinator at 850-431-5002.

Chronic Care Management

Weems Medical Center West in Apalachicola is partnering with Chronic Disease Solutions to help make our patients’ lives healthier and more comfortable. Chronic care management is provided by nurses and trained care coordinators with the goal of improving patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. 

Below are just some of the benefits: 

  • Improved quality of health with a reduction to the cost for healthcare services.
  • Coordination of care with community and home-based clinical service providers, such as durable medical equipment, nutrition services, outpatient therapies, transportation services, etc.
  • Assistance with care transition between health care providers, hospitals, specialty clinics, surgery centers, etc.
  • Follow up care coordination after ER visits, hospital discharges, nursing homes, and other facilities.
  • Cost effective measures for medications as well as evaluations of medication effectiveness.
  • A comprehensive care plan assessment for cognitive, functional, physical, psychosocial, and environmental health issues.
  • 24/7 access to care coordination services.

If you have Medicare and your doctor treats you for two (2) or more conditions on a regular basis, then you may qualify for the Chronic Care Management program. For more information visit the Chronic Disease Solutions website at or call a care coordinator today at 850-273-4090 or toll free 844-920-9385.