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Tallahassee Memorial To Hire 500 Nurses

May 18, 2017
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Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is about to enlarge its campus and staff. The hospital hopes to add several hundred nurses.

Margie Menzel

Hundreds turned out Thursday night (4/27) to roast Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare’s President and CEO Mark O’Bryant, all for a good cause.

Tom Flanigan

A Capital City doctor is battling with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he's worked for 36 years. Gastroenterologist Dr. Joe Webster claims the hospital is being unfair to black doctors like himself and that racism is the reason.

Protestors accuse Tallahassee Memorial Hospital of limiting access for Medicaid patients. The hospital says more than half its clients are Medicaid or charity care.
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Tallahassee cardiologist Ed Holifield is accusing Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare of artificially limiting the number Medicaid patients it serves. A small protest took place outside the hospital Tuesday.

https://data.medicare.gov/Hospital-Compare/Hospital-General-Information/xubh-q36u / Hospital Ratings, CMS

A majority of Florida’s hospitals received low marks under the federal government’s new ratings system. The data was released earlier this week. But  some hospitals are starting to make peace with the new system.

The device, developed and manufactured by Abbott Labs, is the first fully dissolving heart stent approved by the FDA.
Abbot Labs / Heart Stent

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is the first in the nation to offer a dissolving heart stent. A new technology hospital officials say could reduce long term complications.

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare has announced a partnership with a Jacksonville provider to expand its treatment of the smallest patients.

Governor Rick Scott’s hospital finance commission meets for the first time today, and it's already running into head winds.

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is a private hospital, but serves as the region's safety net system.
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital / TMH

Governor Rick Scott is keeping up his criticism of the federal government as the state braces for all or a partial loss of a $2 billion healthcare program. As Scott has bashed the federal government over the low-income pool, he’s also taken aim at hospitals—and is moving ahead with a workgroup to study their finances.

Lance McCord

Measles cases are rising across the United States. The state health department is working with other officials to monitor people who may have been exposed to the virus.

Officials have identified four cases of measles in the past two weeks. The cases were in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and none come from state residents. The Florida Department of Health is now reaching out to people who may have come in contact with infected visitors.  Tom Truman, a pediatric physician at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital says measles is one of the most contagious diseases.

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People driving past the Florida Capitol building Friday night might have noticed that it had a little more color. The state capitol joined other capitols around the country in being lit red in observance of National Heart Month.

Heart disease is responsible for one in four deaths in the United States. And for women, it’s their number one killer. It’s a truth Jamie Harris learned firsthand when her friend Lisa Cox collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest.

Florida Ranked No. 10 In Nation For Hospital Safety

Nov 28, 2012

Patients in Florida have a better chance of being treated in a safe hospital than in most other states. The report from The Leapfrog Group ranks Florida tenth in the nation for preventing malpractice and infections. 61 hospitals or just fewer than 40 percent received “A” ratings. As for hospitals that didn’t receive a high rating, Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder says several have already been calling to review their results.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Cancer patients in the Big Bend area can now get several treatments in Tallahassee that used to require a trip down to Gainesville. On Monday, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare announced it’s partnering with UF&Shands research hospital to bring in doctors.

The new collaboration will bring doctors from Shands to Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center on an as-needed basis. They include pediatric, stomach and uterine cancer specialists. TMH CEO Mark O’Bryant says, the program will make the treatment process smoother for many patients.

Sascha Cordner

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is expanding its emergency services by constructing a new off-campus Emergency center. City and county officials helped Tallahassee Memorial Hospital kick off the construction of a new Emergency Center in the northeast part of Tallahassee Tuesday.

The new 45-thousand square foot facility will be called Tallahassee Memorial Emergency Center-Northeast. Mark O'Bryant, the hospital’s President and CEO, says it’s intended to meet the community’s growing need.

First Lady Ann Scott is announcing her “Love. Read. Learn. Baby Journal.” It’s a scrapbook-style journal filled with reading and learning tips. She delivered them out to newborns at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Tuesday.  

First Lady Ann Scott said being a mother is the most important job she’s ever had.

“As a mother and a grandmother now, I know the special commitment it takes to be a parent and how we all strive to be a good one," Scott said.

WFSU

Florida hospitals could see big cuts in what they’re paid for treating Medicaid patients.  A key state house committee moved to include those cuts in the health and human services part of next year’s state budget  Tuesday.  Tom Flanigan reports that took place as a “who’s-who” of Florida health care took part in a ribbon cutting less than two miles from the Capitol.