All 16 HCA West Florida hospitals are now Joint Commission-accredited

 

Less than a year after they were purchased by HCA West Florida, three Tampa Bay-area hospitals – Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Town & Country Hospital – have earned one of the nation’s most prestigious accreditations – the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®.

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Earning Impressive Credentials in (Arguably) Record Time

All 16 HCA West Florida hospitals are now Joint Commission-accredited

 

Less than a year after they were purchased by HCA West Florida, three Tampa Bay-area hospitals – Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Town & Country Hospital – have earned one of the nation’s most prestigious accreditations – the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®.

By LYNNE JETER

Searching for Power Players in the New Health Economy

HRI shows why the industry is ripe for picking; players compete to be healthcare’s new Amazon.com

 

In 2010, CellScope was birthed in tech-savvy San Francisco with the mission of creating a home medical kit of smartphone-friendly devices. Its debut offering – Oto, an otoscope that takes digital images of the ear canal – was promoted as a way to reduce up to 30 million office visits annually for ear infections in the United States.

By LYNNE JETER

Compete or Partner?

The New Health Economy poses major dilemma for traditional providers

 

The New Health Economy poses a major dilemma for traditional providers: compete or partner?

By LYNNE JETER

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Harry van Loveren, MD

Chair, College of Medicine Neurosurgery, USF Health

TAMPA - Harry van Loveren said he is the poster child for worried parents who ask themselves “Is my kid ever going to get his act together?”

By JEFF WEBB

Personalized Medicine in Addiction Medicine

Failed medications trials are frustrating for the physician and patient. Until recently, the common practice in mental health was to assess a person, then try various medications until physician and client found the perfect combination of medical therapy to alleviate symptoms with the least side effects.

By ROBIN PIPER

July 2014

Free Community Lecture on Prostate Enlargement

 

Thomas Williams, M.D., a Board Certified Urologist, will discuss understanding the cause and treatment options for prostate enlargement at a free community lecture on Tuesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. The program will be held in the Medical Office Building Auditorium, on the hospital campus.

 

WholeFoods MagazineProbiotics have 'modest' effect on blood pressureNews-Medical.netThe consumption of probiotics may help to reduce blood pressure (BP), say the authors of a meta-analysis. The team pooled data from nine randomised controlled trials, involving a total of 543 participants. Seven of the studies were double-blind, one was ...Probiotics May Improve Blood PressureWholeFoods Magazineall 15 news articles »

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 16:14

Targacept to Discontinue Overactive Bladder ProgramWall Street JournalTargacept Inc. said it would abandon further development of TC-5214 as a treatment for overactive bladder after seeing disappointing results in a midstage study. “The results were not compelling enough to justify the compound's continued development in ...UPDATED: Targacept's litany of trial failures continues with yet another flopFierceBiotechTargacept misses again - overactive bladder treatment fails in trialTriad Business JournalTargacept Halts TC-5214 Overactive Bladder ProgramNASDAQall 9 news articles »

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 16:37

WTAJDementia patients more likely to get pacemakers: studyReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with dementia are more likely to get pacemakers than people without any cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The study can't explain why people with dementia are more likely to get the devices, which help ...Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular HeartbeatsHealthDayResearch letter examines pacemaker use in patients with cognitive impairmentScience CodexPacemakers Used More Often in Vulnerable PatientsdailyRxall 6 news articles »

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:37

MedscapeHealthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, DiabetesPhilly.comMONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests. Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves ...Brown Fat May Protect Against Diabetes and Obesity in HumansMedscapeBrown Fat Effective against Obesity and Diabetes, StudyUniversity Heraldall 9 news articles »

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 13:59

Monthly Prescribing ReferenceFDA OKs Imbruvica in Tough-to-Treat Form of CLLMedPage TodayPublic Health & Policy. FDA OKs Imbruvica in Tough-to-Treat Form of CLL. Published: Jul 28, 2014. By Parker Brown. save. |. A. A. Post Test Complete · Take Posttest. The FDA has expanded the approved use of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) in chronic lymphocytic ...FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of LeukemiaU.S. News & World ReportFDA Expands Approval of Rx for Rare Blood and Bone DiseasedailyRxUS FDA Grants Regular (Full) Approval for IMBRUVICA(R) for Two IndicationsWall Street JournalMedscape -Monthly Prescribing Referenceall 20 news articles »

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:25