In a three-part series, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune takes a close look at how people are cared for as they age. They begin with a couple who embody the once-common pattern: spouses who care for each other as they age. When an ailing person has no spouse or adult...

Hundreds of golf carts are parked along the streets of “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown” -- The Villages. The Villages is a community which spans parts of Sumter, Marion and Lake Counties, and is a place thousands of aging Americans are choosing for retirement. "My husband and I looked...

The University Area Community Development Corporation has donated $1,000 to the University of Sout Florida BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic. "Our donation to the BRIDGE Clinic will help its volunteers continue the desperately-needed services they are bringing to University Area Community residents," said Dan Jurman, UACDC executive director & CEO....

In continuing its commitment to provide quality health care to the people of Lady Lake and the s urrounding commun ities, Florida HomeCare of Lady Lake has changed its name and is now operating as Munroe Regional HomeCare at Lady Lake. The agency will continue to serve patients from...

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...