The Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC) of Lee Memorial Health System was recently recognized for having the best neonatal survival rates of all RPICC centers in Florida. Lee Memorial Health System’s RPICC includes the high-risk OB unit at HealthPark Medical Center and the Neonatal...

Looking like something out of "Star Wars," a new handheld gadget is saving South Florida patients from multiple sticks of the needle. The AccuVein and its competitor, the VeinViewer Flex, use infrared or near-infrared technology designed to make veins glow, giving nurses a clearer road map...

Key West Health and Rehabilitation (KWHR), the Stock Island skilled nursing facility, recently received a perfect score of 100 from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Zero health deficiencies were noted by the state agency. "Skilled nursing homes are among the most highly regulated industries...

November is National Caregivers Appreciation Month; and Right at Home Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance is making sure their experienced and well-trained caregivers are recognized for their dedication and compassion. National Caregiver Appreciation Month aims to acknowledge those who dedicate their time to caring for...

Dr. Michael H. Manning heads a comprehensive ophthalmology practice that offers procedures ranging from LASIK and cataract surgery to aesthetic treatments designed to rejuvenate the areas around the eyes. While there have been many advances made in eye and vision care over the last several years, and...

American Family Care has opened its 40th clinic and its first in Florida at 4713 U.S. 90 in Pace. The clinics are designed, equipped and staffed to provide accessible primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment and occupational medicine. The Pace Clinic has 11 rooms and is...

MyEyeLab is opening a new site in the south Florida market during the month of December. The store is opening in Kendall in Miami-Dade county. The Kendall store joins other south Florida MyEyeLab stores in Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Hialeah and N. Miami Beach which opened during the months of September,...

Paul Salazar knew that being an application counselor for the new federal health insurance exchange would be a challenge. As a Spanish-speaking community health center counselor, he was prepared to translate the complicated program for fellow Hispanics. One-third of Hispanics don't have health insurance, and they...

Dr. Steve Pittman, the chief operating officer at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare and a clinical psychologist, likes to think of the Baker Act as mental health ER. "The Baker Act is designed as the ultimate safety net," Pittman said. People who are Baker Acted in Gainesville are taken...