| 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....
| 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, 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....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
I've written a lot this year about the various funding and policy changes at United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups.
At its annual meeting this summer, United Arts...
| Jan 2, 2013
Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
| Jan 15, 2013
Nearly 400 of the community’s most influential women turned out for a reception outside Winnie Palmer’s Hospital for Women & Babies to learn about new plans in gestation at the Orlando Health-owned hospital. Hospital executives unveiled...
| Feb 7, 2013
Professional football players are harder on themselves than average Americans are. That is, their bodies take more knocks and often carry more pounds. To help retired NFL players deal with the health issues that commonly arise in the aftermath of their...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:26 PM
The proposed merger of the three largest blood banks in Florida, including one based in Orlando, is far enough along that a marketing company has been hired to come up with a new name for the conglomerate.
The "rebranding" effort is the most telling sign...