The Treasure Coast has a new full-service hospital. It’s the Tradition Medical Center in western Port St. Lucie. More precisely, the hospital is in the research park called the Tradition Center for Innovation in the planned community of Tradition off I-95. It is owned by Martin Health System, a not-for-profit health-care organization, which also owns Martin Medical Center and Martin Hospital South in Martin County, plus three walk-in clinics in Martin County and two clinics in St.
The Forbes magazine list of the 400 richest Americans in 2013 includes one and a half billionaires on the Treasure Coast – down from three and a half a year ago. On the list is Alfred James Clark, 85, of Vero Beach. Another on the list is H. Wayne Huizenga, 75, who is identified by Forbes as a resident of Fort Lauderdale. But he also owns a home in south St.
Last month, USA Today came out with its list of the 10 best but least-known beaches in Florida. Number 1 was Caladesi Island, a state park near Clearwater on the Gulf Coast. But second and third are on the Treasure Coast. They are Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound and Vero Beach. Fifth is Jupiter, just south of the Treasure Coast in Palm Beach County. As a resident of Vero Beach, I was glad to see my city on the list. But --hmmm -- which part of the Vero Beach beach is my favorite? I pick South Beach Park, near our condo.