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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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