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8 MDs open 35,200 patient slots

The addition of eight healthcare providers – primary care physicians – has opened up about 35,200 patient slots for Jackson Health System. “We’ve done a lot of expansion in the primary care area in the clinics over…

Obamacare paradox in Florida

Obamacare paradox in Florida

In the first year of “Obamacare,” Florida led the nation in having the most new private health insurance enrollees per capita, yet the Sunshine State still has one of the…

County plan: send every employee to Jackson

County plan: send every employee to Jackson

A committee that probed how Miami-Dade could save money on health costs for its employees has suggested that publicly funded Jackson Health System become the sole non-emergency healthcare provider to…

Carnival Cruises treats ill staff in house

Carnival Cruises treats ill staff in house

Carnival Cruise Lines’ on-site medical facility for Miami-based employees has seen nearly 300 employees since it opened in June. For Miami-based Carnival employees, non-emergency medical needs can now be taken…

Mt. Sinai gets emergency room boost

Mt. Sinai gets emergency room boost

Mt. Sinai Medical Center is getting a new emergency room facility, with the help of a hefty grant approved recently by the Miami Beach City Commission. The $15 million grant…

UM research lands stem cell deal

After 15 years of University of Miami research on a unique adult bone marrow-derived stem cell and on a process that leaves the cell in a relatively pure form, the…

Doctors fight expanding non-MD roles

Doctors fight expanding non-MD roles

Doctors, nurses and physician assistants often work together, yet they’re not always on the same team when it comes to legislation. That’s currently the case with bills before the Florida…

Plans laid for Jackson bonds oversight

Plans laid for Jackson bonds oversight

Progress is being made on legislation needed to create a new oversight board for Jackson Health System that would monitor how Jackson spends $830 million in public bond funding. The…

Obamacare not raising Miami hospital use

Obamacare not raising Miami hospital use

South Florida health care providers are readying for the new era of insurance under the Affordable Care Act, yet come Jan. 1 next year -– the date heralding the activation…

Air infection controls speeding recoveries

Air infection controls speeding recoveries

The Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s newly installed Novaerus Airborne Infection Control system is helping cut significant time from the recovery period of patients with health care associated infections. About…

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