| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
After 10 years of compiling a list of the "Most Powerful People in Central Florida," I decided it was time for a change.
Partly because the list didn't change much from year to year. Partly because some of the people on the list had power but didn't...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:59 AM
Meghan Lynn Shumway took her infant by ambulance early New Year's Day to Florida Hospital Kissimmee after the 2-month-old girl wouldn't stop crying, according to police.
An emergency room doctor found the child had a broken left arm and older...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:23 AM
Boards of directors
The Florida Real Estate Commission elected Darla Furst, Florida Realtors, as chairperson and Dick Fryer, Florida Realtors, as vice chair.
Quest Inc. elected the following officers: James Gallagher, Southern Wine & Spirits, chair;...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Local hospitals are making strides in reducing hospital-acquired infections, new data from the hospitals show.
Reducing hospital-acquired infections is complex in a place where a lot of sick people are in close quarters. It takes education; changes in...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:48 AM
The technology to improve health care in Florida has always been available. Unfortunately, the policy governing telehealth programs that allow doctors and other health care specialists to use Web and videoconferencing to treat patients remotely, simply...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:31 PM
It was entirely appropriate, Lars Houmann noted, that he would be announcing a plan to fight homelessness on Veteran’s Day.
As Houmann, the CEO and president of Florida Hospital, gathered with city leaders outside the hospital’s emergency...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The room is stylishly designed, with an emphasis on comfort.
There’s a bed in the middle of the room, and a couch right near it.
But that’s not all.
“There are shower chairs in all of the bathrooms,” said Pat Hensley....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
By late Friday morning, a group of medical students at Florida Hospital East Orlando had managed to bring a mannequin back to life several times.
With a few taps on an iPad, chief resident Dr. Paul Zipper had prompted this sophisticated machine...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 10:42 PM
There are days, when he is strong enough, that Ian Supra will step outside his mother's town house to feel the sunshine splash his face.
He can tolerate 15 minutes, tops, but that's a good thing. A sliver of light in a world gone dark.
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Ocoee's Health Central Hospital is getting 40 additional rooms thanks to a $13.8 million grant from the West Orange Healthcare District.
"This 40-room addition to the hospital will benefit west Orange County residents in a couple of very important ways,...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:03 PM
By the time Rosie Coleman was 6 months old, she had already had five major surgeries.
She was born with her intestines outside of her body through a hole in her belly button, a condition called omphalocele. Doctors found that her heart needed repair,...