In a sea of pewter and red, Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced a new partnership focused on improving the health of the Tampa Bay community and beyond. The two organizations solidified the partnership by exchanging jerseys and white coats during the first of many community events...

It's been nearly a year since the Heart of Florida Health Center took over the primary health care services for low-income families previously provided by the Marion County Health Department. Though the partnership has had its glitches along the way, both agencies believe the new system...

When a healthcare provider's project transitions from research into clinical practice, it knows it has turned a corner. University of Florida Health turned that corner in June 2012 with a project that uses genetic testing to identify patients who can't metabolize certain meds. UF Health created...

It’s been 12 years, and I can still hear that doctor’s voice as I shakily held my phone to my ear. “Your mother can never again live alone at home,” he told me. He was calling from the hospital, where she had been transported by ambulance...

We're No. 11! The federal government's star rating system for nursing homes has led to improvements across they board, proving that transparency works. But because state agencies do the inspections and report their findings to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servies, there hasn't been a...

Like many people of his generation, 91-year-old Frank Lutisan stepped forward to do his part after the U.S. entered World War II in the 1940s. Following the recommendation of friends, he chose the Navy and soon found himself aboard a ship in the South Pacific. Or as...

Life Care Center of Sarasota has become the first Florida skilled nursing and rehab facility to win the Gold National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association, a spokeswoman for the nursing-home association says. The award, co-sponsored by that group and the National Center for...

nowing which patients are most at-risk for adverse drug events would help hospitals direct pharmacist-led counseling services to those who need it the most. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation is funding research it believes will make it easier to identify those patients. The...

The University of Florida’s national award-winning Pediatric Integrated Care System, Ped-I-Care, has been granted the Florida Department of Health’s contract to provide health insurance to children of low-income families with special health care needs. The three-year $18 million contract funds coverage for children in 51 Florida...