Tag: nursing home
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Michael MolineMay 21, 2018

Attorneys for a Broward County nursing home didn’t show up for a hearing into its contempt motion against the Agency for Health Care Administration over alleged public records violations. Scheduling error, said Geoffrey Smith, of the Smith & Associates law firm in Tallahassee, because of a “misunderstanding related to the scheduling of hearings in several […]

Guest AuthorOctober 9, 2017

I always thought journalists were trained to avoid reaching a broad conclusion from just one specific example, no matter how shocking it may be. Yet in his guest commentary in Wednesday’s Tallahassee Democrat, opinion columnist Carl Hiaasen unfairly slammed Florida’s entire long-term care profession based on the shameful and inexcusable actions of a single nursing […]

Associated PressOctober 6, 2017

A Florida nursing home that had 12 patients die after Hurricane Irma has laid off 245 workers. The Sun Sentinel reported the layoffs Friday for the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. The facility was evacuated last month, several days after the storm damaged the electric transformer that powered the facility’s air conditioning. State officials later suspended […]

Staff ReportsApril 12, 2017

LeadingAge Florida CEO Steve Bahmer is thanking Senate Democratic Minority Leader Oscar Braynon for a proposed amendment that would tweak the Senate’s proposed prospective payment system for nursing homes, which is currently included in the Senate’s budget. The amendment, filed earlier this week, specifies that “funds received by a facility beyond current levels be used […]


Gov. Rick Scott has been on a tear lately, shooting off a series of letters to the feds. In the last two days, the governor sent letters to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding Florida’s strained relations with the federal government. Scott sent the VA’s McDonald a letter on Wednesday thanking him […]


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