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Health First News Center

Welcome to the Health First News Center—your one-stop shop for the latest news and information about Health First. If you are a member of the media and working on a story or would like to be added to our press release distribution list, please contact our media relations specialist at or 321-412-8810. We are here to help you with all of your needs.

On this page, you will find Health First facts, links to our press releases as well as recent stories of Health First in the news.


Health First Quick Facts:

  • Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties.
  • Health First was founded in 1995 and employs more than 7,500 people.
  • Health First has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital).
  • Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center.
  • Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast.
  • Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers
Press ReleasesNews Coverage

Volunteer Opportunities Available at Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital 

Anatomy of a Shark Bite: The Teeth Aren't the Only Thing That's Deadly

Health First Names Stalnaker New Medical Group CEO

Even minor shark bites should be treated
Florida Today

Health First's Community Hospitals Among Top 4 in Florida for Reducing Patient Harm, Readmissions

Health First case manager offers compassion
Florida Today

Health First to Take Part in National Drug Take Back Day Sept. 27

ER team preserves Father's Day celebration
Florida Today

U.S. News & World Report Names Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center Only Top Performer in Brevard

Brevard flight nurse on front line of emergency care
Florida Today

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