| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.
With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Every year thousands of babies are born prematurely in Florida and sometimes mothers are unable to provide milk for their babies.
Mothers may be too sick to breastfeed. Some moms are too stressed to breastfeed when they have a sick infant in the NICU....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
I'm getting a whole lot of "Amens" this morning to today's column on pedestrians being one of the root causes of Central Florida's moniker as the most dangerous area in the country for people on foot.
To say this is a serious issue is an understatement....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Nearly 400 of the community’s most influential women turned out for a reception outside Winnie Palmer’s Hospital for Women & Babies to learn about new plans in gestation at the Orlando Health-owned hospital. Hospital executives unveiled...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Professional football players are harder on themselves than average Americans are. That is, their bodies take more knocks and often carry more pounds. To help retired NFL players deal with the health issues that commonly arise in the aftermath of their...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
I've written a lot this year about the various funding and policy changes at United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups.
At its annual meeting this summer, United Arts...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Many Orlando Health workers are distressed by the news of cutbacks that will hit their pockets hard.
This week, the eight-hospital health system notified night-shift workers that their "differential" pay would be trimmed by several dollars an hour. Some...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:07 PM
When a big hospital chain buys an independent doctor's office, we often hear the move will "enhance care," "integrate care" or "improve health-care efficiency."
Spare us the euphemisms.
Patients are the losers in these deals.
We pay higher costs. We...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Adventist: Excludes 2,954 per-diem workers; includes Florida Hospital system and several Adventist Care Center nursing homes.
Comcast: Universal Orlando resort; excludes local cable-TV operations.
Orlando Health: Excludes 1,632 per-diem workers; does...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:52 PM
University of Central Florida trustees decided on Thursday to spend $15.1 million on 25 acres -- just more than $600,000 an acre -- in Lake Nona's Medical City. By one longtime land developer and investor's estimate, that's 25-33 percent more than it...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 3:36 PM
We are about to find out if Orlando can pull off what no other market in the United States has accomplished: three top-tier destination children's hospitals.
Nemours Children's Hospital is just 18 months from opening its doors, the final stretch of a...