patient care

Recovery Care Centers Re-Emerge In House

Dec 3, 2019
Associated Press

A long-debated proposal that would allow health-care facilities known as recovery care centers has re-emerged in the Florida House for the 2020 legislative session. 

Medical Records Debate Re-Emerges

May 31, 2019
Douglas R. Clifford / Tampa Bay Times

Nearly 15 years after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment about access to records in medical-malpractice cases, a Jacksonville hospital has launched a federal lawsuit arguing it should be shielded from being required to turn over documents to a patient.


Floridians gave high marks to their hospital stays, but low marks to care in emergency rooms, according to a national poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

"The highest share of excellence, the top of the chart, were for people who were hospitalized,” said Harvard professor and study co-director Robert Blendon. 

Patients overwhelmed by the maze of disease diagnosis and treatment are reaching out to professional medical navigators who can offer advice and direction, the Tampa Bay Times reports (paywall alert).