Sunday, December 18, 2011

America's Health Rankings Releases Florida Findings

This report is compiled annually by United Health Foundation. The latest report shows Florida has improved its position to 33 overall. It was 37th last year and 35th in 2009. Florida's strengths include low air pollution and high rates of immunization according to the foundation. The study notes the following challenges:

  • High rate of uninsured population
  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High geographic disparity within the state
It is further noted that smoking is down; about 13% of the state's residents smoke. Meanwhile obesity is up; over 22% of the population is obese with especially high rates among the non-Hispanic blacks at 38.8 percent

Click HERE to view the report.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

N.E. Florida's Largest Hospitals, Group Practices Announced

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According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, NE Florida's largest hospitals are Shands Jacksonville with 695 licensed beds followed by Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville/Wolfson Children's Hospital (619 beds) and Northeast Florida State Hospital (613 beds). Top Group Practices in the area are University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, with 414 doctors and 1,520 support staff, Mayo Clinic Hospital (369 doctors and 1,096 support staff) and Baptist Primary Care (172 doctors and 650 support staff).