Advocating for Change

There’s Something Worth Cheering in Florida. It’s Not the CON Law’s Repeal.

By: John Couris

HealthLeaders Media

We at Tampa General Hospital compete every day, and I am a proponent of free market principles. But, unlike one of my peers, I’m not cheering the repeal of Florida’s Certificate of Need law. I

Two Minds Are Better Than One

I know there are a lot of folks out there who say the health care industry is broken. There is a great deal of finger pointing and a tremendous amount of frustration. I get it! But I don’t subscribe to …

What Would You Do?

As the new legislative session begins here in Florida, politicians from across the state once again consider whether the Certificate of Need (CON) program—the regulatory process designed to limit health care costs and promote planning for new health care services …

Florida Hospital Association Announces 2018-19 Board of Trustees

Orlando, Fla. – On October 4, 2018 the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) installed its 2018-19 Board of Trustees at its annual meeting in Orlando. Roger L. Kirk, CEO of Bethesda Health, now part of Baptist Health South Florida, was elected …

Hospital CEOs Urge Congressional Leaders to Protect 340B

Earlier today, the bipartisan leadership of the U.S. Congress received a letter signed by CEOs representing more than 700 hospitals and health systems that participate in the 340B drug pricing program urging lawmakers to protect 340B from legislative or regulatory …

An Amendment that Would Hurt Hospital Care

This month, the future of health care in Florida will be in the hands of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission when it decides whether to place the fate of the Certificate of Need program on the November ballot.

While most …