Telehealth Reform Will Expand Health Care Access After


Health care providers in Florida are currently prohibited from prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. Senate Bill 660 would completely eliminate this prohibition.

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Florida’s Response To COVID 19 Could Help Address The


Florida lawmakers should therefore consider permanent reforms to allow out-of-state health care professionals to more easily practice in Florida and …

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Healthcare Workers On The Way In Manatee County East


Health care workers are in such demand, so it’s great to know we don’t have to wait for a perfect set of circumstances,” she said. “Because of the flexibility, we can train all

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Health Care Is Not A Right Sarasota Your Observer


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is like millions of Americans and Floridians. He believes health care is a right, and he believes the “state” should provide medical care to

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Manatee County Receives 1,000 COVID 19 Vaccine Doses


Manatee County will schedule 900 vaccination appointments with seniors who have signed up for the standby pool. The other 100 will go to healthcare workers.

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Sarasota, Manatee County Hospitals Plan For Growth In


Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Chief Operating Officer Lorrie Liang said Lakewood Ranch is a “prospering health care environment,” with …

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Volunteer Healthcare Providers Needed For Medical Event


  • Anyone needing health care services may participate in a RAM clinic
  • At the clinic venue, RAM volunteers begin handing out numbers at 3 a.m

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Our View: Why Not A Health Trust


“Special hospital districts should become indigent health-care districts, funding indigent health care based on local priorities and not limited to hospitals owned or operated by the districts.

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Jimmy Kimmel Surprises Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Nurse


  • Jimmy Kimmel’s celebrity status has spread to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
  • The TV late-night talk show host presented 1,000 face shields to Lt

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Manatee Healthcare CEO Resigns East County Your Observer


St. Vincent’s HealthCare System includes two acute care hospitals with 821 licensed beds, a 240-bed nursing home, and a 98-bed hospital in development in Clay County as well as numerous mission

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Lakewood Ranch's CORE Lands Its First Medical Projects


Meanwhile, health care equipment supplier Mercedes Medical expects to break ground within 60 days on a new headquarters of a 55,000 square-foot building that will consolidate three Manatee County

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Mask Motivation Supports Healthcare Workers In Lakewood


The two decided to partner on a project to make masks and face shields for health care workers in Lakewood Ranch. Nowicki’s daughter, Sophia, a seventh grader at …

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SMH Names New Chief Medical Officer Sarasota Your Observer


Cancer specialist James Fiorica, M.D., is taking over as Sarasota Memorial Health Care System’s chief medical officer. Fiorica succeeds Steve Taylor, M.D., who retired Friday after working in

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CenterPlace Health To Add Two Clinics In 2021 Sarasota


CenterPlace Health and Senior Friendship Centers have formed an alliance to try to improve health care for people throughout Sarasota County. …

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Our View Sarasota Your Observer


  • 3962, otherwise known as Affordable Health Care for America Act, is worse than anything a freedom-loving American can imagine.

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Sarasota Hospital Board At Large Seat 2: Tramm Hudson


Health care is expensive. A prolonged economic downturn will impact patient volumes and payor mix and increase charity care, Medicaid losses and bad debt expense.

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Manatee County Accepting Applications For Healthcare


Manatee County is accepting applications for four positions on the Manatee County Healthcare Advisory Board. This Advisory Board evaluates, monitors and discusses the health care system in Manatee

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Sarasota Hospital Board At Large: Sharon Wetzler DePeters


Having been in health care since high school 1962, I went on to earn an associate degree in science, a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing at …

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Sarasota Hospital Board At Large Seat 2: Laurie Kreindler


SMH, as described above, has been able to provide our region’s health care safety net while maintaining its healthy financial foundation by offering excellent care. The hospital and the board

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Masks Can Help Slow The Spread Longboat Key Your Observer


Intent on conserving medical masks for health care workers, public health officials initially discouraged the public from wearing them. But COVID-19 is a novel disease that we’re learning new

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Hospital Board — At Large, Seat 2: Tramm Hudson Sarasota


SMH is a critical institution in our community and I want to contribute my time, talent and financial experience to help maintain the quality of health care we enjoy in Sarasota County.

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MY VIEW: Obamacare Taxes Will Destroy Medical Industry


To help meet these costs, the government is imposing $107 billion in excise taxes on any health insurance, drug and medical-device company attempting to participate in America’s health-care

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Sarasota Hospital Board At Large Seat 3: Finolia Idahosa


SM Health System is opening its new hospital in Venice in 2021. What’s your view on whether SMH should have a hospital in North Port? The new hospital is a wonderful idea.

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COVID 19 Vaccine To Open For All Adults Sarasota Your


  • In two weeks, all Florida adults will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination
  • Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that beginning March 29, individuals 40 and over will be able to

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Staff, Patients Sign Walls Of Incoming Cancer Care


More than 38% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is …

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Sarasota Hospital Board At Large: Britt Riner Sarasota


  • I want to see SMH continue setting the bar for other health care organizations
  • As amazing as our facilities are, they don’t win the awards — our people do

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CANDIDATE PROFILES: Sarasota County Hospital Board, Seats


Having worked with health care organizations in my past experience, I am passionate about having a hospital and health care system in Sarasota that serves ALL the …

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Florida House District 73: David Reeves Fairey East


  • It will add need funds as already discussed and get health care coverage to more than 1 million of our people
  • How would you rate Florida’s public education funding: too little

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Our View: Still Time To Kill Health Bills Longboat Key


  • Americans don’t want the $1 trillion Obama-Pelosi-Reid health-care bill
  • Not because they don’t want health-care reform
  • But because they don’t want unaffordable, debt …

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Our View Longboat Key Your Observer


According to the HB 3200, one of the health-care reform bills, an insurance company’s health plan would have to offer, among other things, the following features and benefits to …

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Lifestyle RX: A New Prescription For Health Sarasota


Your own prescription for health care. Each month, we’ll bring you stories about how your neighbors and others in our little patch of the Gulf Coast are taking responsibility for their health

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Sarasota County Considers Mental Health Funding Strategy


Sarasota County commissioners want to explore creating a taxing district to support mental health services, though they have questions about how the …

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U.S. House Of Representatives District 16: Margaret Good


We should strengthen it by working to lower out-of-pocket costs, by adding a public health care option that people can buy into and by passing Medicaid expansion in the state of Florida.

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Sarasota Hospital Board Central District: Steve Kleinglass


With more than 40 years in the health care field, including being a CEO of a large tertiary care teaching, research and patient health care system, I bring a breadth of local and national working

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For Health And Wellness On The Job, Consider Occupational


Occupational health services can help businesses bridge the gap by offering their workforce easy access to healthcare services. Designed …

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JFCS Ramps Up Cancer Programs With SMH Partnership


Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast has teamed up with Sarasota Memorial Health Care System to expand wellness programs for those affected by cancer.

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Longboat Key Medical Center Sets Opening Date


  • Many have complained about the health care void left when Dr
  • Pamela Letts retired from her Centre Shops Family Practice and Urgent Care
  • The medical center will be in …

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SMH Medical Team Heads To The Super Bowl


  • All 32 NFL clubs will select vaccinated health care workers from their communities to attend the Super Bowl
  • There will also be 14,500 additional fans in attendance

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Florida House District 71: Will Robinson Sarasota Your


Name: Will Robinson Age: 44 Family: My grandfather and his family moved to Bradenton in 1948 from Pikeville, Ky.; my father was born one year later. I was born in Bradenton, along with my two

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State Representative District 70: Mark Oliver Sarasota


We have opportunities in Florida to expand access to health care, proactively tackle climate change with 21st century infrastructure, invest in …

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Mental Health Scan Seeks To Transform Mental Health Care


Mental health scan seeks to transform mental health care in Sarasota County Share The scan found that there are over 10,000 untreated youth in …

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EYE ON BUSINESS — New Tidewell Hospice Executive Sets


A former managing partner and health care attorney for Blalock Walters, Fleece's expertise should help Stratum and Tidewell transition into an important period of growth.

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Sarasota Hospital Board Central District Seat 1: Sarah


As we all know, the ongoing battle of health care costs is nothing new, and it is expensive. With that said, SMH is a public hospital system that is …

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Paradise Center Welcomes Longboat Key Residents To Its New


JFCS’s senior services hopes to change mental health care generationally as it reaches out to people living alone, promotes socialization and combats loneliness on the island.

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AllCare Medical Center To Close Longboat Practice


Ken Newmark, the center's vice president, said the board for The Center for Healthy Living is looking to see how health care and wellness needs can be met on the island.

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital CEO Resigns Sarasota Your


Gwen MacKenzie, CEO and president of Sarasota Memorial Hospital Health Care System, will leave her position at the end of May. MacKenzie, hired by Sarasota Memorial in 2005, is taking a position

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Longboat Key Fire Rescue CAREs For Residents


CARE is designed to answer health care calls and questions, especially repeat calls from residents with no support network, Dezzi said. It is for island residents only — not visitors.

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The Ringling Museum Of Art Adds Playspace To Its Grounds


By mid-January, in the center of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art’s 66-acre campus just south of the Banyan restaurant, will be a new …

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