| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:06 AM
•Forty Nautique employees recently traveled from Orlando to El Salvador as part of the Nautique Cares initiative. Employees aided in construction work at a rural mountain school for nearly 400 students and passed out supplies. In addition to their...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Nearly 1 million Floridians enrolled in insurance through the Affordable Care Act can expect refunds averaging $65 because of a part of the law that requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of their money paying for health care, the U.S....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:44 PM
It's Christmas Eve, so I thought a story of hope was in order.
If you've ever tried to resolve an error on a medical bill, then you know hope can be hard to come by.
Persuading a hospital or insurance company to admit that it overcharged, billed for a...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's looking to be the year of the consumer in health care, say leaders and visionaries in the industry.
New technology, changes in the market and the Affordable Care Act will allow more consumers to bid good-bye to some of the most frustrating parts of...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Ahh, trains. If you love 'em, it doesn't matter whether you're going anywhere.
For SunRail's debut early today, commuters appeared outnumbered by train buffs, adventurers, explorers and romantics.
There were plenty of self-described train buffs, such as...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One of the most-asked questions about SunRail since it began running last week, and even before that, is why the trains won't run on weekends.
While few work commuters would have use for weekend train service, pleasure-riders could take...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Non-profit hospital chain Orlando Health reported its third positive financial quarter in a row on Friday, for the period ending March 31. Growth in income follows a rough mid-year in 2013 that saw cutbacks including pay cuts.
Orlando Health Inc....
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:07 PM
When a big hospital chain buys an independent doctor's office, we often hear the move will "enhance care," "integrate care" or "improve health-care efficiency."
Spare us the euphemisms.
Patients are the losers in these deals.
We pay higher costs. We...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Many Orlando Health workers are distressed by the news of cutbacks that will hit their pockets hard.
This week, the eight-hospital health system notified night-shift workers that their "differential" pay would be trimmed by several dollars an hour. Some...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.
With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Every year thousands of babies are born prematurely in Florida and sometimes mothers are unable to provide milk for their babies.
Mothers may be too sick to breastfeed. Some moms are too stressed to breastfeed when they have a sick infant in the NICU....