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West Florida Hospital named to Top 100 Hospitals list

West Florida Hospital named to Top 100 Hospitals list

Modern Healthcare released a list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, and West Florida Hospital made that list in the large community hospital section. The recognition is based on independent and objective research that guides hospital and health system performance. The annual Truven Health [...]

Ole Miss faculty has promising research on Kratom

Ole Miss faculty has promising research on Kratom

State Sen. Greg Evers might want to look into the research being dome at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy on the herb that he wants to be have listed as a controlled substance. The National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence has funded a study of [...]

IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute has selected IN Rising Star Hong Tran as operations services director. Tran has been at Baptist Health Care for 10 years and has served as the corporate director of strategic planning for the past seven years. In her new role, Tran will be responsible for [...]

Local HPV program earns national recognition

An HPV vaccination awareness program led by Dr. Julie DeCesare, OB/GYN residency program director for Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, has received national recognition from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The state of Florida ranks 49th in the nation for its [...]

Viewpoint: State of Local Healthcare Past Ridiculous

Viewpoint: State of Local Healthcare Past Ridiculous

By Suzie Farthing, RN I am incredibly frustrated with the state of healthcare in our community. Things have gotten past the point of being ridiculous. I can speak with confidence regarding this matter, because I am a seasoned registered nurse and long-time Escambia County resident. My [...]

Scott includes funds for healthcare for poor and uninsured in his budget

Scott includes funds for healthcare for poor and uninsured in his budget

The "Low Income Pool" program, known as the LIP program, is the safety healthcare safety net for the poor, providing $1 billion a year to hospitals and other providers that care for large numbers of low-income and uninsured patients. As I've reported last year, LIP is scheduled to expire June 30, [...]

League calls out state leaders on health care

League calls out state leaders on health care

The Florida League of Women Voters sent out this press release: The Sunshine State has one of the highest rates of uninsured in the nation, and things could get worse, experts warn, if the Legislature does not take action. Experts painted a grim picture of health care in Florida on Thursday [...]

Chicago group announces intent to purchase Studer Group

Chicago group announces intent to purchase Studer Group

The Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group announced today on its website its intent to purchase the Studer Group for $325 million,paid via $323 million in cash and $2 million in Huron common stock. The transaction is expected to close next month. "The healthcare industry is facing immense [...]

Lawmakers to consider new medical marijuana plan

Lawmakers to consider new medical marijuana plan

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple [...]

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

The long-awaited decision for Ascension to build a regional children’s hospital in Pensacola has been made. The daily newspaper reports in its Monday edition that the Sacred Heart executives announced yesterday plans to build a new, standalone children's hospital on the grounds of the current [...]

GB mom named to medical marijuana rules panel

GB mom named to medical marijuana rules panel

Five nurseries will be part of a 12 member panel announced Friday to hammer out rules on who can grow medical marijuana and how it will be distributed to patients. The rule-makers selected by the state Office of Compassionate Use will meet the first week of February in Tallahassee to set up the [...]

Latest draft of Charlotte’ Web rules fleshes out requirements for growers

Latest draft of Charlotte’ Web rules fleshes out requirements for growers

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A panel comprised of the director of the state Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of the Drug Policy Advisory Council would pick five nurseries to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana under a revamped rule released Thursday by [...]

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