| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Non-profit hospital chain Orlando Health reported its third positive financial quarter in a row on Friday, for the period ending March 31. Growth in income follows a rough mid-year in 2013 that saw cutbacks including pay cuts.
Orlando Health Inc....
| May 1, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Ahh, trains. If you love 'em, it doesn't matter whether you're going anywhere.
For SunRail's debut early today, commuters appeared outnumbered by train buffs, adventurers, explorers and romantics.
There were plenty of self-described train buffs, such as...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's looking to be the year of the consumer in health care, say leaders and visionaries in the industry.
New technology, changes in the market and the Affordable Care Act will allow more consumers to bid good-bye to some of the most frustrating parts of...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:44 PM
It's Christmas Eve, so I thought a story of hope was in order.
If you've ever tried to resolve an error on a medical bill, then you know hope can be hard to come by.
Persuading a hospital or insurance company to admit that it overcharged, billed for a...
| 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 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...
| 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....
| Aug 6, 2012
Lauren Volcheff, vice president of marketing of Turico Holidays, a wholesale vacation provider in Altamonte Springs, had a job to fill and figured it wouldn't take long.
"I assumed from posting to start date it would take about two months," she said....
| 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...