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Florida hospitals: Rock-solid through Hurricane Irma

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Through all the ups and downs of Hurricane Irma – the power outages, the flooding, the desperate quest for essential supplies – there was one place Floridians knew they could count on in a time of need. Florida’s hospitals were there for the people of our state, performing as flawlessly as anyone could hope to under the most trying circumstances imaginable.

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Affordable Care Act leader Cindy Mann to keynote AIF Health Care Summit

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The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida announced that Cindy Mann, the former deputy director of the Center for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit next month. “We are honored that Cindy Mann, one of the nation’s pre-eminent authorities on health care policy and reform, will be joining us as the keynote speaker at the 2016 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit,” AIF President Tom Feeney said. “With…

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Tampa officials apply for “TechHire” federal grant to aid University area

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As the economy in Tampa Bay continues to slowly grow, one area that persistently remained low on the socioeconomic level has been the area around the University of South Florida in North Tampa. There’s now a concentrated effort by local business officials to reverse that situation, culminating in the creation of the Tampa Innovation Alliance, a partnership between USF, Florida Hospital, Busch Gardens, University Mall, the Moffitt Cancer Center and 115 local businesses. On Wednesday, a group of local officials led…

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Deputies: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Tampa hospital shooting

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Authorities say a woman was killed at Florida Hospital in Tampa before the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an apparent murder-suicide. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Donna Lusczynski, the 41-year-old woman was shot in a third-floor hospital room and was immediately taken to the emergency room, where she later died. The woman was identified in a news release as Alonna Tedesco. Officials said that she was visiting someone at the hospital when she was shot…

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Despite Rick Scott rejection, Mark Sharpe says Tampa Innovation Alliance is right on course

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Among the many local projects that didn’t escape Rick Scott’s veto pen last week was $2 million earmarked for the Tampa Innovation Alliance, the nascent public-private agency charged with redeveloping the university area of North Tampa. But Mark Sharpe, the agency’s executive director, insists that it’s not a big deal. He says the organization never envisioned receiving state money at all in its first year of operations, and instead hoped to simply capture the attention of the Hillsborough County Commission. The County…

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