| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Orange County is about to lose its top public health watchdog — a man who, for 10 years and 1.2 million residents, has led the front-lines fight against everything from infectious disease to bioterrorism to cigarette smoking.
At month's end, Dr....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The Veterans Administration broke ground for a national medical simulation training center at Lake Nona's Medical City, as part of the campus of the new Veterans Medical Center under construction.
The new 52,000-square-foot Veterans Health...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Dr. Monica Reed: The CEO of Florida Hospital Celebration Health knew from the time she was in grade school that she wanted to go into medicine. She dreamed of not only treating patients, but also solving "big problems." She's living that dream as the head...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Eight months after mold forced the Orlando Ballet from its longtime home, the dance company could be moving to new headquarters in a prime location, Orlando's Loch Haven Park.
Leaders of the city and the ballet have struck a deal that will let the dance...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:47 AM
About a month ago, I met a doctor in residency at Florida Hospital who hadn't heard of SunRail.
During our conversation, I also learned that he lived in downtown Orlando within a few blocks of a SunRail stop. This doctor-in-training, whose hospital has...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The state's hospitals made the pitch Friday that accepting federal Medicaid dollars available to states willing to insure more poor people under the Affordable Care Act will be an economic engine for Florida.
The Florida Hospital...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
It started as a fleeting thought brought on by cooler temperatures and sunny skies.
"It's interesting how all these museums are so close together," I muse aloud, flipping through a Calendar section.
My editor's head swivels toward me. Her eyes light...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:29 PM
More than 300 pieces of aquatic artwork by students have turned a lobby at Florida Hospital for Children into a virtual sea for the past two weeks. The exhibit will be on display until Friday afternoon.
Students in grades two to five at Park Maitland...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:08 AM
|| Company and Plan Name || 2014 Monthly Premium (medical and drugs) || Doctor, hospital co-payments || Your prescription drug co-payments ($0 to $2,850 of total drug costs) * || Your prescription drug co-payments ($2,851 to $6,455...
| 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...