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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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

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

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

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.

 

Tech TimesThe power of the mind: expectation of harm linked to airway inflammation in ...Tech TimesA study found that asthmatics who expected a harmless odor to be harmful exhibited more airway inflammation than those that believed the odor to be therapeutic. (Photo : Maksim - Wikipedia (Commons)). Latest study shows that your mind can play tricks on ...Medical News Today: Asthma: just believing an odor is harmful 'could trigger ...BayoubuzzWorrying about smells can make asthma worseBusiness StandardWith Asthma, Thinking They Might Smell Something Harmful Causes InflammationScience 2.0Science Codexall 10 news articles »

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:05

Independent OnlineReal-Life PrEP Works as HopedMedPage TodayMeeting Coverage. Real-Life PrEP Works as Hoped. Published: Jul 23, 2014. By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today. Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San ...Real-World PrEP Use Protects Against HIVMedscapeKC-area clinic to be one of first to offer HIV drug as preventive measureModesto BeeThe Missing LinkForeign Policy (blog)AIDSmeds.com HIV/AIDS Treatment News -RH Reality Checkall 30 news articles »

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:07

Immunity, signaling genes may be linked to schizophreniaLos Angeles TimesThe secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry's most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body's immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday. The analysis of variations in nearly 150,000 DNA samples identified ...and more »

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 15:50

Peer-led stress reduction may help mothers of kids with autismReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs teaching “mindfulness” and “positive psychology” both helped mothers of children with autism and other mental-development disabilities to reduce their stress, anxiety and depression, according to a new study.and more »

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:21

Medical News TodayAre life expectancy increases among older Americans slowing?Medical News TodayIn America, nearly 4 in 5 elderly people have multiple chronic medical conditions. Now, a new analysis assessing the burden of these multiple conditions on life expectancy finds that the more ailments a person has after retirement age, the shorter their life ...and more »

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:17