| 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,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Florida Hospital's Ebola team held a training on Thursday to learn how to put on and take off new protective gear that they will use in case of a suspected case, the hospital announced on Friday.
The team includes nearly 100 people from hospital areas...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here.
On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Florida Hospital has agreed to a multi-year partnership that will make it the second founding partner -- after Toyota -- for Daytona International Speedway’s $400 million redevelopment project known as Daytona Rising.
One of five new entrances...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards.
Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers.
We're proud to announce...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:57 PM
When outreach workers begin placing chronically homeless people in free apartments next year, it won't be hard to figure out who makes the list.
The plan to bring enough permanent supportive housing to Orlando to cut the area's chronically homeless...
| 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....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Still revered by doctors, the Hippocratic Oath dates back to the fifth century B.C. Of its nearly 400 translated words, most people recognize only a paraphrased snippet: "Do no harm."
There's also a line that reads, "Whatever houses I may visit, I...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Construction on Florida Hospital for Women on Rollins street has reached a milestone, reaching the highest point of the 12-story structure.
The hospital celebrated the event by having staff and construction workers sign a 30-foot-pink support beam....