The Bottom Line
Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pilates studio celebrates 1 year

Joanie Agosti, owner of CoreFit Pilates, celebrated the one-year milestone of her studio on Friday.

The tranquil, downtown studio in Key Lime Square, 508 Southard St., offers group mat, group reformer, private an semi-private mat, reformer and tower sessions of pilates.

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Good Health Clinic thanks Ekblom

The board of directors of the Good Health Clinic in the Upper Keys recently honored longtime volunteer Brett Ekblom, founder and president of Native Construction. Ekblom actively served on the nonprofit's board of directors from 2007 through 2013.

Ekblom was born and raised in Islamorada and is a graduate of Coral Shores High School. He currently serves on Community Bank's regional board for the Florida Keys. He is a certified commercial pilot and flight instructor, real estate salesperson, and general contractor.

In the last 12 months, the Good Health Clinic has provided free, quality health care to 616 unique Upper Keys individuals living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

The Tavernier-based nonprofit organization, sponsored in part by Baptist Health South Florida, receives no state or federal funding. To make a contribution to support our community's only free health care facility, contact the Good Health Clinic at 305-853-1788 or visit

Hospital honors Murray, Malone, Radics

Lower Keys Medical Center recently announced its September Getting 2 Great associate award winners.

Ashley Murray, a registered nurse in the Behavioral Health Unit, is well-respected by his colleagues and is viewed as an eager and willing team player with a varied background in medical/surgical and orthopedic nursing, states a hospital press release.

"He is viewed by his manager and co-workers as an excellent advocate for his patients as they recognize the expertise and compassion he consistently delivers to all the patients he serves," the release states.

Kyle Malone, a radiologist technician, is often commended in patient surveys, while his manager and co-workers also remark on his enthusiasm about learning new procedures and modalities.

Malone is described as calm during busy situations and ready to jump in to help co-workers in other modalities as needed. "He gives meaning to the term team player, and his actions make a difference every day" the release states.

Alice Radics, an aide in nutritional services, was mentioned by a grateful hospital associate who shared a story of how Radics "went above and beyond to provide a small pediatric patient a treat of ice cream that he had requested, but was not available on the unit," the hospital release states.

The nurse said, "Without even being asked, Alice came up in person to deliver the snack."

Her smile and kindness has lifted the spirits of many patients and their family members and her extraordinary fundraising for cancer charities knows no bounds, as does her elaborate and creative costumes, the release states.