| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A federal check of more than $87 million was delivered to the state this week for the continued construction of the SunRail commuter train in Metro Orlando.
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff made the official announcement Friday during a news...
| Jan 20, 2013
Margaret Guedes: Twice she put life on pause and parachuted into Seattle so her son, John, could have bone-marrow transplants. In 1992, months after her 9-year-old lost his fight with leukemia, she launched Kids Beating Cancer Inc. to spare sick kids...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The news continues to be encouraging for Oviedo cross country/track coach Tom Hammontree recovering from heart transplant surgery last week.
Hammontree underwent surgery on Jan. 10 and his wife, Jane, said Friday afternoon -- just eight days after...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:07 PM
When a big hospital chain buys an independent doctor's office, we often hear the move will "enhance care," "integrate care" or "improve health-care efficiency."
Spare us the euphemisms.
Patients are the losers in these deals.
We pay higher costs. We...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Time again to empty out my mail bag ...
Dear Beth, Appreciated your article on the hospitals purchasing the practices of doctors. It is a deserved knee-jerk reaction on the part of both hospitals and doctors to the prospects of Obamacare. We will now...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Oviedo cross country and track coach Tom Hammontree, 68, underwent successful heart transplant surgery Thursday night at Florida Hospital-Orlando, according to his wife, Jane Hammontree.
“He is recovering as expected,” Jane said. “He...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Expectations will be high this year for continued growth in multifamily construction and other development tied to two highly incentivized projects: SunRail and Lake Nona's Medical City.
The relative boom in apartment construction last year is...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:06 PM
They control some of the largest work forces in town.
They can affect your health care, your daily commute, even your kids' education.
Some of them have direct lines to the White House.
They are Central Florida's power players. And you deserve to...
| Dec 7, 2012
Imagine playing Santa to 300 little ones — each of them hurting in some way.
There is the 15-year-old basketball standout whose mother and sister moved to Louisiana without telling her, abandoning her.
There is the infant born eight weeks ago...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Florida Hospital's Gourmet Soiree: Dining to a Healthy 100! gets cooking at 5:30 p.m. May 19 at Orlando's Rosen Shingle Creek resort. Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible," will be on hand, challenging guests who will don...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The state's hospitals made the pitch Friday that accepting federal Medicaid dollars available to states willing to insure more poor people under the Affordable Care Act will be an economic engine for Florida.
The Florida Hospital...