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

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

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.

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:37

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 20:05

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 20:33

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