Florida

Innovations

Hospital HIV Clinic Offers Convenient, Proactive Screening for Anal Cancer, Enabling Identification and Treatment of Precancerous Lesions 02/11/13

The HIV clinic at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL, encourages men with HIV to be screened annually for anal cancer and makes it easy and convenient for them to do so by offering all aspects...

Comprehensive Bundle of Strategies Improves Emergency Department Turnaround Time, Reduces Boarding Time and Patients Leaving Without Being Treated 02/08/13

Lakeland Regional Medical Center implemented a comprehensive bundle of strategies to improve emergency department throughput, including reorganizing space into pods, making staffing changes to...

Hospice Revamps Staffing and Services To Offer Culturally Competent Care and Outreach to Hispanic Community, Enhancing Awareness and Acceptance of End-of-Life Services 01/23/13

To attract and better serve the many Hispanics in its local community, Hospice by the Sea, Inc., created the Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) program, which featured cultural competency training...

Self-Directed Budget for Health and Other Services Enhances Ability of Those with Mental Illness to Function and Live Independently 08/24/12

Authorized by the Florida legislature, a state-funded program known as Florida Self-Directed Care gives persons with mental illness a quarterly allowance to purchase mental health and wellness...

Scoring System Helps Choose Approaches and Devices for Safely Moving Patients, Leading to Fewer Staff Injuries and Lost Work Days 12/15/11

Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System's Safe Patient Handling Program uses a scoring system to help staff make appropriate choices in the number of staff needed and in the...

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