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  • Orlando Health chooses two team finalists for Lucerne site makeover

    Orlando Health chooses two team finalists for Lucerne site makeover
    Orlando Health has pre-qualified and shortlisted two development teams for the redevelopment of the Lucerne Pavilion site, officials announced Monday. The two development teams are CNL Commercial Real Estate in partnership with Crescent Communities, and...
  • A look at United Arts' new board members

     A look at United Arts' new board members
    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...
  • Gov. Scott chooses new UCF trustee, will not reappoint trustees chairman Grindstaff

    Gov. Rick Scott decided not to reappoint Michael J. "Micky" Grindstaff to the UCF board of trustees, Scott's office advised him this week. Grindstaff has been chairman of the board of trustees for the past two years and, on Thursday, a committee of...
  • Orlando Health workers concerned by cutbacks in hours and pay

     Orlando Health workers concerned by cutbacks in hours and pay
    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...
  • Orlando Health workers protest pay cuts with online petition

    Orlando Health workers protest pay cuts with online petition
    Workers at Orlando Health, angered by cuts in pay that were announced last week, have started a petition on change.org in protest. As of Friday afternoon, more than 3,330 employees, mostly nightshift workers who will be hit the hardest, had signed the...
  • Orlando Health must look bigger than front-line staff cuts

    Orlando Health must look bigger than front-line staff cuts
    Orlando Health has been making the kind of headlines nobody wants to read. First came layoffs. Then pay cuts for nurses. And news that the hospital has lost money for three of the past four quarters. All this set against the backdrop of a jet-setting...
  • 21 percent raise? Fantasy to most

    21 percent raise? Fantasy to most
    When it comes to milestone birthdays, blackjack and a successful album by Adele, 21 is a magical number. But if we're talking raises for elected officials at a time when many people just feel lucky to be employed? Suddenly, 21 isn't so delightful....
  • Patients learning to be better consumers

    Patients learning to be better consumers
    When I set out to comparison shop for a colonoscopy I expected the runaround. This week I told you how hospitals and surgery centers consider their prices closely guarded secrets that they won't make accessible on a website the way you can shop for...
  • Comparison-shop for health care? Hard to do

    Comparison-shop for health care? Hard to do
    If you've ever had a colonoscopy, chances are you gulped down the price of the procedure with the same reluctant resignation it took to swallow the foul-tasting colon-prep concoction. When it comes to paying absurd prices for health care, too many...
  • Orlando Health sheds weight together

    Orlando Health sheds weight together
    First started as a walking initiative, Orlando Health’s prevention and wellness program, Healthy U,  has expanded to a joint effort with Weight Watchers. Since the program started in 2007, 1,500 Orlando Health employees have dropped nearly 6,500...
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center gets new president

    Orlando Regional Medical Center gets new president
    Effective June 1, Orlando Regional Medical Center will be under new leadership. Mark Jones, current president of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, will take over as ORMC president. Jones succeeds current hospital president Shannon Elswick, who is retiring at...
  • Children's hospitals come together, finally

    Children's hospitals come together, finally
    Memo to the skeptics: Orlando appears to be supporting three children's hospitals just fine, thank you very much. Ask Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas. Or Ashley Greene of "Twilight" fame. Jameer Nelson or Johnny Damon could tell you. Shaq even made a...