Posted in Escambia County Health Politics

Panhandle leads state in preventable ER visits

The latest Quarterly Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Report from the Agency for Health Care Administration showed Region 1, which covers the panhandle from Panama City…

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Posted in Education Health

Lawmakers blast agency over marijuana rules

By Dara Kam THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A joint legislative oversight committee delivered a public shaming to Florida pot czar Christian Bax on Monday,…

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Posted in Business Health

West Florida Healthcare teams with Nemours

Press release: Families in Northwest Florida will have access to pediatric specialists at West Florida Hospital through a collaboration between Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and…

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Posted in Caring Health State & National News

Florida adds dozen more Zika case last week

From The News Service of Florida: Florida health officials added another 12 reported cases of the Zika virus during the past week, including the first…

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Posted in Caring Health Politics

Report on healthcare town hall

By Sammy Sontag INWEEKLY Indivisible Northwest Florida presented a Healthcare Town Hall meeting featuring the group’s founder, Vickie Neapolitan-Scott, and Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman at the…

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Posted in Environment Health Pensacola

Reports of human waste flowing in the Tanyard (update)

Dr. Gloria Horning, who lives one block west of Pensacola City Hall on DeVilliers Street in the Tanyard neighborhood, reported late yesterday afternoon, “I’m at…

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Posted in Health Politics State & National News

Gaetz answers healthcare questions without a body-slam [podcast]

Congressman Matt Gaetz was my guest yesterday on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks.” He stepped put a House Judiciary Committee meeting to talk about…

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Posted in Business Health State & National News

Future medicaid funding for Sacred Heart and other safety net hospitals uncertain

While Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has reached agreement with the federal government on as much as $1.5 billion for the Low Income Pool program, the…

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Posted in Business Health

Sacred Heart CEO earns national award

The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) has named Susan Davis, CEO of Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, as a recipient of…

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