Nemours Children’s Specialty Care Looks to Raise $7 million

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, which has been located in Jacksonville for almost 40 years, is conducting its first fundraising campaign here.

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Doctor Shortage May Reach 120,000 by 2030

The U.S. could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030, according to a report published Wednesday by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The association urged medical schools to train more physicians and use different strategies in doing so. It also encouraged the federal government to intervene with funding and legislation.

Nursing Schools are Rejecting Thousands of Applicants — In The Middle of a Nursing Shortage

In America, experienced nurses are retiring at a rapid clip, and there aren't enough new nursing graduates to replenish the workforce. At the same time, the nation's population is aging and requires more care.

150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2018

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018" list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

Putnam Community Medical Center Names Mark Dooley as CEO

Putnam Community Medical Center, an HCA North Florida hospital, recently named Mark Dooley as CEO. Dooley will begin his new role with the 99-bed acute care hospital on May 14, 2018.Dooley brings more than two decades of leadership experience in healthcare to Putnam Community Medical Center. Prior to joining the hospital, he served as president and CEO of Wilson Health, a regional healthcare system in Sidney, Ohio. Previously, he served as CEO of CMH Regional Health System in Wilmington, Ohio.

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Industry Booms Despite Regulations

Two years ago, Trulieve opened the first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida. Almost one year ago, it opened Jacksonville’s first dispensary. Now, the Gadsden County-based company is experiencing a growth explosion, despite what they say are onerous state regulations and a nebulous legal environment. Although Florida residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, turning those votes into an industry has been a process been fraught with legal challenges. On the growing side, Jacksonville-based Loop’s Nursery & Greenhouses had to wage a three-year-long legal fight with the state over a cultivation license, which was settled in its favor in August.

Nursing Program Nationally Recognized

In fact, not only does Jacksonville University offer the opportunity for nursing students to earn a master’s degree online, but the school has received national recognition for its program.

Mayo Will Cut Transcription Jobs, Offers 400 Buyouts

Mayo Clinic has told hundreds of its medical transcriptionists that the need for their work is decreasing, and it's offering them either buyouts or the chance to find another job elsewhere at the health care giant.