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Miss K’s Choppers

Nothing gives Kendall Lewis, better known as Miss K, more joy than seeing “her” helicopter flying high in the sky. And by “her” helicopter, we mean the ShandsCair chopper that serves the UF Health Shands Hospital. Five-year-old Miss K was born in Ocala to Mindy and Ray Lewis,…

Heath Schmidt’s Story

After a tragic motor vehicle accident, Heath Schmidt was rescued on-site by UF Health ShandsCair paramedics. Now, he’s paying it forward and serving others as a ShandsCair team member himself.

The Pruitt Family’s Story

In March, Ronald “Ronny” Pruitt, the head football coach for Union County High School in Lake Butler, and his wife, Robin, packed their bags for a spring break trip to the Bahamas. Before leaving, Ronny had the beginning of what seemed like a cold. His family physician…

Jim Howard EMS Scholarship

The Jim Howard EMS Scholarship is awarded to individuals that are EMTs seeking to become paramedics. This year’s scholarship application is closed. For more information, email If you would like to donate to the fund, please make checks payable to the Southeastern Healthcare…