| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal may have sprung a leak this week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration was not planning to pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:58 PM
More than $142 million in funding could be cut from Central Florida hospitals next year if the state and federal government don't agree to extend a program that pays for the care of low-income and uninsured patients.
Statewide, hospitals could lose $2.2...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Their title is “navigator,” and they work at hospitals throughout the region, from Florida Hospital to South Lake Hospital to Orlando Health Heart Institute.
Their job, though, is not about providing new patients with directions to the...
| Sep 29, 2014
The UF Cancer Center at Orlando Health announced that its new high-tech, cyclotron proton accelerator cancer therapy machine will arrive at the downtown center on Nov. 2.
The delivery of the last parts of the enormous MEVION S250 superconducting...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:36 PM
After more than a year without a permanent leader, Orlando Health has named a new president and chief executive officer.
David W. Strong hails from Raleigh, N.C., where he's been the president of Rex Healthcare, aprivate, not-for-profit health-care...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Orlando Health overbilled more than $1.45 million in Medicare claims in 2011 and '12, according to a federal audit to be released today that says the nonprofit hospital should pay it back.
Former patients themselves might wind up paying on accounts they...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Q: Is Central Florida prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak?
A: Health officials say yes. The Florida Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local hospitals to identify and test potential Ebola patients....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:14 PM
John Hanson quietly and effectively worked to improve quality and accountability in local health care, those who knew him said.
Hanson, 75, of The Villages, died Sept. 22 of complications from Parkinson's disease.
"John was a futurist," said Becky...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Five things for today in Orlando: Fangate disrupts Governor's race debate; Florida hospitals prepare for Ebola; fired Animal Services director fires back; and more.
1. The biggest news to come out of the debate last night between Gov. Rick Scott and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the CDC to contact all passengers who traveled on the same Frontier Airlines plane as the Texas health-care worker who is now the second person to be infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian patient.
The plane made...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:45 AM
BishopBeale commercial real estate brokerage leased 7,500 square feet — the entire 15th floor — for the firm's new offices in the Old Southern Bank building on North Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando.
Owned by Orlando investors including...