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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,...

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...

Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida have evaluated how Florida health care and social service agencies distribute “Libres para Siempre” (“Forever Free®”), a Spanish smoking relapse prevention booklet series. Their analysis found that 10 agencies distributed the booklets actively and passively,...

Two Florida health information exchanges are adding patient search services via the statewide Florida Health Information Exchange. Strategic Health Intelligence of Pensacola and Atlantic Coast Health Information Exchange of Miramar are adding Florida HIE’s patient-lookup service and will, in turn, offer the service to their provider...

This is National Nursing Home Week. Nursing homes across Florida will host celebrations to honor the staff, family members and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of our state's nearly 71,000 nursing home residents. This year's theme is "Team Care: Everyone Pitches In." The...