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

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

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.

 

ReutersHow Sweet It Would Be: National Law Would Tax the Stacks Of Sugar In SodaForbesIf you want to see something truly scary, go to the website Sugar Stacks and look at the pyramids of sugar cubes stacked up next to soda containers. That 12-ounce can of Coke (now seen as a small serving) has 10 sugar cubes next to it. The 20-ounce ...DeLauro Introduces Sugar-Sweetened Beverages TaxCSPnet.comLawmaker Moves to Tax Sugary DrinksDaily SignalChallenger — DeLauro beverage tax 'ludicrous'The Valley GazetteColumbus Dispatch -FOX CT -Mother Nature Network (blog)all 39 news articles »

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 15:28

Fox NewsUS to modernize poultry inspections to boost food safetyReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require ...USDA overhauls poultry processing for first time in nearly 60 yearsThe OregonianUSDA unveils poultry inspection overhaulThe HillUSDA Overhauls Decades-Old Poultry InspectionsABC NewsHNN Huntingtonnews.netall 18 news articles »

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 15:46

10TVSecond West Nile-Infected Mosquito Pool Found Near BostonBoston.comA Boston-area mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus, health officials said on Thursday. This is the second positive test in the area this year. The virus was discovered after tests were conducted on a mosquito pool in Roslindale. On Tuesday, West ...West Nile virus found in Western SpringsThe Doings Western SpringsHuman case of West Nile reported in regionMcCook Daily Gazette2nd West Nile Virus-positive mosquito pool found in BostonNECNPeoria Public Radio -Modesto Beeall 20 news articles »

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:50

Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of DoctorsKANWChief Medical Resident Dr. Julia Vermylen, right, critiques interns during an "intern boot camp," held at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital in June. Stacy Thacker ASSOCIATED PRESS. An influential report that urges sweeping changes in how the ...and more »

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:41

DNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuseReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person's ability to rebound from stress, according to new research. The small study of abused children adds to a ...and more »

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 13:15