Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) recently received a $1.9 million federal grant to provide healthcare services to some of the most needy and under-served people in Coconut Grove and South Miami. Out of several bids, the Health Resources and Services Administration choose CHI as...

Legislation debated and passed in the final two weeks of Florida's session concerning access to trauma care triggered a broader public discussion about the allocation of trauma centers in our state and how they may be best positioned to save the lives of those who...

Broward and Palm Beach county hospitals, like those across the rest of the nation, have received their spring report cards as scored by a nonprofit organization that advocates for safer health-care delivery. Nineteen local hospitals earned A grades, including Coral Springs Medical Center, Delray Medical Center, JFK Medical Center of Atlantis,...

The chief executive of a Miami, Florida hospital has pledged to begin addressing one of the most dysfunctional aspects of the American health care system, according to MedCity News. He’s striving for greater price transparency — giving patients and doctors the ability to easily see, before purchase,...

A bill that would make it more difficult to sue nursing homes passed a Florida Senate committee. SB 1384, sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote. The bill would affect plaintiffs seeking to recover punitive damages...

Central Florida Health Alliance has announced that it recently was awarded the Jean Byers Oncology Award from the Florida Cancer Registrar Association. The cancer programs at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital were among the select few institutions in the region chosen to...

Despite the support of Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Senate, the 2013 legislative session ended with the Florida House unilaterally blocking the extension of health coverage to more than a million low-income, uninsured Floridians. Approving "Medicaid expansion" (or a comparable Senate-backed alternative) would have provided low-wage workers, parents and...

If it's a Monday, you can usually find Dr. David Brown parked next to a lake in Miami, spending the day inside a 36-foot-long RV. He's not on vacation. Brown is chief of family medicine at Florida International University's medical school. The RV is the school's mobile health clinic. Every...

Continuing Care for Seniors is big business in Florida. Now, entrepreneurs from India hope to apply a similar business model there. A contingent from a New Delhi-based healthcare organization was in Ft. Myers last week visiting Florida’s largest continuing care community – Shell Point – to...