Two centers dedicated to women's health — one in Celebration and another in Winter Park — will open Thursday evening as part of Florida Hospital's $270 million expansion. Florida Hospital for Women-Winter Park and Celebration Health Women's Institute will both offer an array of health services for all...

As the head “navigator” for the Affordable Care Act in Southwest Florida, Thorp’s job is to help make the new health insurance exchanges accessible to everyone who needs coverage. Starting today, millions of uninsured Americans, including the more than 100,000 in Sarasota and Manatee counties, can choose from...

The Affordable Care Act has been through two years of legislative wrangling, a presidential election and a Supreme Court test that took it to the brink. Now, after yet another round of debate and argument, major pieces of the federal health law are expected to kick...

The University of Central Florida sent out this article this week, detailing a new student project at the College of Medicine that involves the arts. I found it interesting and wanted to share it. Here's the UCF report: In their latest effort to show the link between the...

Obamacare health insurance exchanges are scheduled to open across the county next week, but more than a few problems are likely to complicate and outright confuse many Floridians looking to sign-up for coverage. Here’s a few things to keep in mind amid the public outcry for...

Florida will seek federal approval to expand funding for a program that is critical to hospitals serving large numbers of low-income and uninsured patients, the state Medicaid director told lawmakers Tuesday. The $1-billion-a-year “Low Income Pool” program will come up for federal renewal in 2014, and...

Nova Southeastern University is pushing to be the site of Broward's first academic research hospital on a university campus: a 100-bed state-of-the-art facility that will use scholarly student work to complement patient care. NSU and HCA East Florida unveiled Monday plans to build a $120 million hospital...

In an industry serving consumers who are often vulnerable, dependent and not always able to pay for what they need, a broad commitment to the delivery of affordable high-quality care services would be lovely. That’s why it’s such a shame that several business associations, as well...

rancis Bevern, (name changed to protect patient identity) had to stop wearing her wedding ring.  Even though her husband had died a few years back, she wanted to keep wearing the ring as a reminder of their relationship.  But taking off the band was a...