February 7, 2023


AdventHealth's virtual RNs are helping battle burnout in the nursing profession

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a toll on the nursing profession, intensifying burnout and causing many nurses to leave the bedside. Read more »
Published on 12/31/2022

Baptist Health Care's $650-million Pensacola hospital to open next fall

In a recent interview with FLORIDA TREND, Mark Faulkner, president and CEO of Baptist Health Care, talked about BHC's $650-million hospital and 57-acre campus in Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 12/30/2022

Florida's hospital construction trend rises to meet population growth

In 2024, Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health hope to open a “neighborhood hospital” with an ER, inpatient beds, operating rooms and other services in Avenir, a new residential development in northwest Palm Beach County — another sign of a boomlet in hospital construction in Florida. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2022

NanoRAD takes on germs with powerful new non-toxic anti-microbial disinfectant

Three-year-old Orlando-based Kismet Technologies has developed a patent-pending nanotechnology called NanoRAD that aims to revolutionize infection control for the health care sector and other industries. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2022

Dr. Hyun Suh's new scarless surgery is a gamechanger for thyroid patients

Partial or complete removal of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped organ in the lower front of the neck that controls a person's metabolism, is a common treatment for an array of conditions, including thyroid cancer, overactive thyroid and non-cancerous enlargement of the gland known as a goiter — but the cosmetic impact of the routine surgery can be life-altering for patients. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2022

All Children's Hospital's 2-day event helps boost morale of patients during the holidays

For the past 10 years, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has staged All Kids' Wonderland, a two-day December event intended to brighten the holiday season for hospitalized children and their families. Read more »
Published on 12/21/2022

UF's YEAH high school partnership program helps foster young talent in health careers

UF Health Jacksonville is reaching out to prospective employees as early as high school. Since last year, the hospital has formed a partnership with Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a nearby magnet school, to select 25 students each year for its YEAH program — Youth Education for Advancing in Health. Read more »
Published on 12/7/2022

NCH Healthcare System is First in SW Florida to Offer Aquablation Therapy

The NCH Healthcare System is proud to announce that it is the first in Southwest Florida to offer Aquablation therapy. Read more »
Published on 12/5/2022

$3.6 million nursing program grants put UF on track to double enrollment by 2025

With $3.6 million in grants from the state, the University of Florida is hiring 20 faculty members at both the graduate and undergraduate levels to increase enrollment in its nursing programs. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2022

University of Miami partners with Chile to establish first official nurse practitioner program

Nurse practitioner was a foreign role in Chile — until a plea for help from the Chilean government. A rising number of cancer cases in that country sparked a collaboration between the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2022

Keiser introduces two new nursing initiatives to include health challenges of women and Hispanics

Keiser University was already one of the largest producers of nurses in Florida when this year it launched two initiatives to work on some of the largest hurdles in health care: Providing specialty care to women and to address the specific challenges of Florida's growing Hispanic population. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2022

Hillsborough Community College's new bachelor in nursing program helps close nursing shortage gap

Three years ago, when Hillsborough Community College started the process of becoming accredited to award baccalaureate degrees, the college was motivated by a troublesome gap in Hillsborough County's workforce: A shortage of nurses. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2022

UCF's future plans for College of Nursing help address nursing shortage

The University of Central Florida is planning to build a new home for its College of Nursing adjacent to the UCF College of Medicine on the school's 50-acre health sciences campus in Lake Nona. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2022

Survey reveals only about half of nation's current nurses would choose nursing career again

Given a chance to go back in time to advise their former selves, only about half (52%) of the nation's currently employed nurses say they would choose the field again, according to a survey by Boca Raton-based health care staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2022

FSU's nursing dean Jing Wang addresses salaries, the shortage and more

Jing Wang became the dean of the College of Nursing at Florida State University last year. She is a board member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and recently was named one of 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine by the National Academy of Medicine. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2022

UNF's Brooks College of Health boosts hands-on training with new simulation center

Nursing students at the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health have a new simulation center for hands-on training. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2022

Nursing survey reveals 23% of nurses plan to look for new careers in near future

Given a chance to go back in time to advise their former selves, only about half (52%) of the nation's currently employed nurses say they would choose the field again, according to a survey by Boca Raton-based health care staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2022

Accelerated nursing programs in Florida help get new nurses into practice faster

While nursing wasn't her first career, Proebe Ybanez always felt a pull toward the profession. As a teenager growing up in the Philippines, she recalls feeling helpless as she watched her great-aunt suffer a massive seizure. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2022

Over 1,000 breast cancer patients enrolled in Breast Cancer Research Program at Baptist MD Anderson

Cassie Jackson of Orange Park was intrigued to learn that she was a candidate for a research drug that could help her stage 2/3 breast cancer. Since her diagnosis last July at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, she has undergone chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2022

Baptist Health Care expands focus on diagnosis, treatment of breast cancer

Kelly Ward, a social worker and breast health navigator, highlights Baptist Health Care's expanding focus on diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. “We started out with a department of about four people, and now we have 19,” she says. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2022

Closing the job gains gap of Floridians with disabilities

Research from The Able Trust, the statewide organization working to create better pathways for people with disabilities to be successful in the state's workforce, shows labor force participation is growing, but there's still plenty of room for improvement. Read more »
Published on 10/20/2022

FIU's Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center offers free screening for uninsured

The American Cancer Society recommends that women begin getting yearly mammograms at age 40. But when a 56-year-old woman walked into Florida International University's Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center, she admitted that she had never gotten a mammogram. Then, when nurse clinician Lorraine Nowakowski asked her to sign some consent forms to begin the mammogram, the woman started to leave. Read more »
Published on 10/14/2022

Central Florida researchers working on new tactics to treat and diagnose breast cancer

Growing up in her native Kenya, Bindi Nagda, now a doctoral student in applied mathematics at Florida Tech, noticed that people in underdeveloped regions of the country lacked access to sophisticated medical imaging technology or couldn't afford accurate and reliable health care screenings — and those barriers were costing lives. In Kenya, up to 80% of cancer cases aren't diagnosed until the late stages, and nearly 79% of patients don't survive. Read more »
Published on 10/13/2022

Johnny Crowder's startup Cope Notes helps others struggling with mental health issues

Mental health advocate, metal musician and motivational speaker Johnny Crowder's peer-support startup finds a receptive audience around the world. Read more »
Published on 10/10/2022

A breast cancer survivor finds support on a dragon boating team

Jacqueline Mori was 43 in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more »
Published on 10/10/2022

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