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UWF Foundation announces $100,000 endowment from Partnership for Public Health

UWF Foundation announces $100,000 endowment from Partnership for Public Health

Press release: Partnership for Public Health, Inc. – a non-profit corporation with a mission to support local organizations interested in improving public health – recently established a $100,000 endowment to support the University of West Florida Master of Public Health program. The UWF [...]

Florida becomes 20th state to allow terminally ill to access investigational medications

Florida becomes 20th state to allow terminally ill to access investigational medications

Governor Rick Scott has signed AB269—The Florida Right to Try Act—into law. The Right To Try Act allows doctors to prescribe treatments to the terminally ill that are being used in clinical trials but are not yet on pharmacy shelves. Right To Try expands access to potentially life-saving [...]

HCA offers a solution to health care crisis

HCA offers a solution to health care crisis

HCA, the for-profit health care system that Rick Scott once served as its CEO, has sent a letter to the governor offering a solution to replace the Low Income Pool. HCA has 46 hospitals in Florida, including West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. It recommends that state increase base Medicaid [...]

League of Women Voters challenges Scott on health care

League of Women Voters challenges Scott on health care

The President of the League of Women Voters of Florida called Gov. Rick Scott's announcement casting doubt on a Senate plan to help 800,000 of Florida's low-income workers get health-care coverage "a sucker punch for all Floridians." "With all the positive momentum from business and bi-partisan [...]

Context Florida: Health care pits RINOS vs. Tea Partiers in budget fight

Context Florida: Health care pits RINOS vs. Tea Partiers in budget fight

By Jack Stevenson The ideological fissure that cleaves the Republican Party nationwide will be on display in Tallahassee as the legislative leadership labors to bring the state budget in for a landing by May 1. The critical issue, which on its face is about as exciting as watching paint dry, is [...]

Florida lawmakers talk with feds about health care coverage

Florida lawmakers talk with feds about health care coverage

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a $5 billion health-care budget breach between the House and Senate halfway through the legislative session, Senate President Andy Gardiner dispatched two of his lieutenants to Washington this week to meet with federal officials about key health [...]

Bipartisan health care bill praised

Bipartisan health care bill praised

A Healthy Florida Works, a bipartisan coalition of business leaders, chambers of commerce, statewide business organizations and concerned individuals, today released an ad thanking Senate President Andy Gardiner and the Florida Senate for their bold leadership and courage as they work to solve [...]

Lawmakers eye major changes in mental health services

Lawmakers eye major changes in mental health services

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA As Florida lawmakers study the impact of mental illness on the state's troubled criminal-justice and child-protection systems, the House and Senate are proposing major overhauls of services and funding for treatment programs. The Senate [...]

PS podcast: Gaetz argues for Senate plan to help uninsured

PS podcast: Gaetz argues for Senate plan to help uninsured

On News Talk 1370 WCOA's Pensacola Speaks, I talked with Sen. Don Gaetz on how the Florida Senate wants to provide health coverage for the uninsured. “Basically what we have is the Obama Administration saying expand Medicaid. Put another million Floridians on a program that frankly doctors and [...]

Quint Studer named one of the most interesting entrepreneurs in healthcare today

Quint Studer named one of the most interesting entrepreneurs in healthcare today

The Becker Hospital Review has published its list of the nine most interesting and intelligent entrepreneurs in healthcare today. Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, is second on the list. Quint Studer is the founder of Pensacola, Fla.-based Studer Group, an outcomes firm that uses [...]

Inweekly 2007: Pensacola seeks solutions for health care for uninsured

Inweekly 2007: Pensacola seeks solutions for health care for uninsured

The Florida Senate this week passed a bill that would provide health care for the poor and insured. The bill still has to get through the Florida House and be signed by Gov. Rick Scott before it becomes law. Before health exchanges and Obamacare, local health care leaders offered voters a [...]

TaxWatch recommends more state funding for mental health

TaxWatch recommends more state funding for mental health

Seeing getting help for those battling mental issues as a public safety issue, Florida TaxWatch wants the state to increase funding for mental health service, pointing out that Florida ranks 49th in the nation for per capita mental health expenditures. Based on TaxWatch's analysis, Florida's [...]

Florida Senate panel moves to expand health coverage

Florida Senate panel moves to expand health coverage

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Trying to build momentum amid continued opposition from House leaders, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a plan that would expand health coverage to an estimated 800,000 low-income Floridians. The Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously backed a [...]

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 [...]

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