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Where Florida ranks in WalletHub’s ‘2016 Best & Worst States for Doctors’

WITH THE ENORMOUS INVESTMENT of time and resources that goes into becoming a doctor, choosing a place to practice deserves careful consideration. As the Affordable Care Act and insurance reform continue to be critical issues in the realm of Florida healthcare, the rapidly evolving economic and legal landscape will play a role in where to …

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Celebrating Black History Month with a look at local African-Americans in medicine

ALEX ALEXANDER Registered Nurse Bartow Regional Medical Center As a black registered nurse from North Carolina, 56-year-old Alex Alexander has had his run-ins with prejudice. But he’s learned to remember who he is, treat others like his brothers and sisters, forgive, and … not believe everything he hears. “You earn things by your merit and …

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The ripple effects of change in the medical industry

Update on facility mergers and hospital acquisitions amidst massive amendments to healthcare Many area medical facilities have been consolidating as the industry reels from mandated changes required by the Affordable Care Act. With Community Health Systems’ (CHS) acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) in January, Davenport’s Heart of Florida and Bartow Regional Medical Centers …

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