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...

Florida's Health First Plans is partnering with Central Florida's largest nonprofit provider to launch a new health plan. By joining forces with Florida Hospital Healthcare System, Health First could add tens of thousands of new members. It currently has 60,000 members enrolled in its Medicare Advantage...

Volunteers at Florida Presbyterian Homes will have a crucial role in finding out whether it's possible to test memory and brain function within the home. The University of South Florida's Byrd Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute is recruiting "cognitively healthy" adults, ages 55 and older, among Florida...

Walgreens (WAG - Analyst Report) and Florida-based Orlando Health, a not for-profit-healthcare organization, signed a clinical collaboration that will provide integrated and expanded health care services to patients throughout Central Florida, with an added focus on convenience and affordability. The collaboration will see Healthcare Clinics operating at conveniently-located Walgreens...

A Florida Blue subisidiary is the lead investor in a digital health startup’s $20 million equity raise, according to a news release. Navigy Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jacksonville-based Florida Blue, is backing Washington, D.C.-based Audax Health along with former Aetna Inc.CEO Jack Rowe and Facebook’s vice president of...

Florida Hospital plans to acquire up to 49 percent of Health First Health Plans as part of the deal to offer health insurance across Interstate 4, Modern Healthcare is reporting. Florida Hospital has not yet acquired a stake in Health First, the article reports, while the partners will...