|POCD or Delirium?|
UCF family medicine professor weighs in on controversial studies linking dementia to anesthesia and surgery
A noted Orlando family medicine physician specializing in geriatrics addresses the controversy on whether elderly patients undergoing anesthesia for surgery may suffer from postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), leading to early onset dementia, or delirium, a temporary state of confusion.
Vascular Vein Centers serves poor Dominicans on second annual medical mission trip
Last Thanksgiving, on the inaugural mission trip to the Dominican Republic, the team from Vascular Vein Centers of Central Florida completed 56 vein procedures on 11 patients in five days, including a man who had been shopping local doctors to amputate his diseased leg.
|Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve|
Florida Chamber unveils Healthcare Alliance at 2013 Forum
During the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Future of Florida Forum in mid-October, state chamber leaders unveiled a new tool for “bending the healthcare cost curve.”
Orlando Health makes changes at the top to continue the organization’s momentum of positive change
Before the end of the third quarter of 2013, with marketplace pressures, record layoffs impacting the hospital campus, and threatening unionization action bearing down, Sherrie Sitarik departed and Jamal Hakim, MD, stepped up as leader of Central Florida’s second largest healthcare system, Orlando Health.