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...

Available now at a hospital near you: Customer-friendly VIP services once reserved for luxury hotels. At Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, a full staff of patient service representatives is at your beck and call, ready to hail a cab for a family member's shopping...

The U. S. Department of Labor issued new rules Tuesday that mandate home health care agencies pay their workers the minimum wage and receive overtime pay starting in 2015. "Almost 2 million home care workers are doing critical work, providing services to people with disabilities and...

South Florida boomers and newly retired seniors aren't looking to make friends or explore new interests the way their parents did. They aren't going to AARP chapters, joining fraternal groups, checking fliers in the condo clubhouse or playing bingo at the local senior center. Instead, they...