Grand Rounds

In Memory of James Moore, MD

Sep 15, 2021 at 11:30 am by pj

We are saddened to share that long-time Volusia County Medical Society member James Moore, MD, has passed. Dr. Moore specialized in Psychiatry/Behavioral Health with Florida H.... Read More

UF Health Announce Gift and New $75 Million Initiative to Expand Norman Fixel Institute

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:42 am by pj

By Michelle Jaffee The University of Florida and UF Health announced an additional $25 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation aimed at improving the liv.... Read More

AdventHealth Breaks Ground on Second Palm Coast Hospital

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:37 am by pj

Virtual ceremony marks beginning of construction on 100-bed hospital.   PALM COAST — AdventHealth broke ground on its 100-bed Palm Coast Parkway hospital,.... Read More

Health First Clinicians Volunteer for Hospital COVID-19 Duty

Sep 12, 2021 at 03:44 pm by pj

  Drawing chiefly from Health First Medical Group, 80 Health First Providers and more than 270 more nurses, assistants and more converge on dire COVID-19 Intensive Care.... Read More

PSCF Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala

Sep 10, 2021 at 08:38 pm by pj

The Physicians Society of Central Florida Foundation will be hosting its Annual Fundraiser A Night Under the Stars Friday, November 5, 2021 6:30 - 1.... Read More

Seeds of Hope: UF Health Now Using Precision Radiation Procedure for Eye Cancer

Sep 10, 2021 at 08:15 pm by pj

For patients with eye cancer, University of Florida Health ophthalmology specialist Gibran S. Khurshid, M.D., is sowing seeds of hope. In Khurshid’s case, those se.... Read More

Penny Smith Named Interim Maternal Child Health Division Director

Sep 10, 2021 at 08:05 pm by pj

It is with great pleasure to announce Penny Smith has agreed to serve as the new Interim Director of the Division of Maternal and Child Health at the Florida Department o.... Read More

AdventHealth Continues to See Decline in COVID Admissions, More Surgeries to Resume with Transition to Yellow Status

Sep 09, 2021 at 02:24 pm by pj

  Future surges anticipated without higher vaccination rate in community   The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized across AdventHealth’s Central Florid.... Read More

RSV Vaccine Clinical Trial Now Enrolling at Accel Research Sites

Sep 09, 2021 at 12:43 pm by pj

DeLand, St. Petersburg sites will participate   While the world’s focus was on developing a vaccine for COVID-19 over the last year, many other important clinical.... Read More

Second Harvest Asks Supporters To Help “Stock The Shelves” For Hunger Action Month In Sept.

Sep 09, 2021 at 01:50 am by pj

  Thousands of Central Floridians Continue Seeking Food Assistance   Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is accustomed to providing tens of mill.... Read More

UF Health Neurosurgeon Awarded $38 Million Grant to Lead National Stroke Prevention Trial

Sep 09, 2021 at 01:46 am by pj

By Michelle Koidin Jaffee The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday awarded a $38 million, five-year grant to Brian Hoh, M.D., M.B.A., the University of Florida’s ch.... Read More

Central Florida Cares Health System Highlights the Importance of Behavioral Health Services During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Sep 08, 2021 at 11:51 am by pj

    Emergency room visits involving suspected suicide attempts jumped by 51% for girls ages 12 to 17 compared to 2019 according to the CDC. Central Florida Cares H.... Read More

UF Health Researcher, Collaborators Discover Compounds to Boost Stroke Recovery

Sep 07, 2021 at 08:40 pm by pj

By Doug BennettGAINESVILLE, Fla. — When a patient suffers a stroke, oxygen-starved brain cells begin dying within minutes. In these crucial moments, the brain produces a.... Read More

Lake-Sumter Medical Society Hosts "Vaccines and Variants: An Update on COVID-19" Virtual Learning

Sep 07, 2021 at 08:23 pm by pj

  Sonya Rasmussen, MD, formerly with the CDC and currently professor at UF Health, speaks on "Vaccines and Variants: An Update on COVID-19" Thu, Septemb.... Read More

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Named a 2021 Hospice Honors Recipient

Sep 06, 2021 at 01:30 am by pj

  Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality   TITUSVILLE — St. Francis Reflections Lifest.... Read More

Paramedics to Aid Senior Health in Pine Hills

Sep 02, 2021 at 07:45 pm by pj

The Health Council of East Central Florida is expanding its five-year old home paramedicine program to the Pine Hills community this month. Physicians caring for senior reside.... Read More

AdventHealth Sees Decline in Hospitalized Patients, but Still at Higher Level than Earlier Surges

Sep 02, 2021 at 04:25 pm by pj

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized across AdventHealth’s Central Florida hospitals declined this week to about 1,330, a level that allowed the health care syst.... Read More

Gastro Health Expands Footprint in Central Florida

Sep 01, 2021 at 08:52 pm by pj

Two acquisitions increase presence to 19 locations   Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive and liver health, is expanding their pres.... Read More

Brevard Hospital Group Announces Minimum Wage Increase

Sep 01, 2021 at 06:55 pm by pj

Brevard-based hospital group Health First announced this week an increase of its associate minimum wage to $15 per hour across the system.    Health Firs.... Read More

AdventHealth Central Florida Moves to Red Status

Aug 31, 2021 at 04:35 pm by pj

  Effective Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, facilities in AdventHealth’s Central Florida division transitioned to “Red Status,” which will allow for addition.... Read More