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Florida Gov. DeSantis’s new proposal would end COVID-19 mandates

| Jan 25, 2023 | Florida

On January 17th, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Prescribe Freedom proposal, which would make protections from COVID-19 mandates permanent and create protections for medical professionals who voice their religious views.  “When the world lost its mind, Florida was a refuge of sanity, serving strongly as freedom’s linchpin,” DeSantis said. “These...[ Read More ]

Arizona House’s Health Committee passes bill that would prevent liability for gender discrimination by one vote

| Jan 25, 2023 | Arizona

At the Arizona House’s Health and Human Services Committee meeting on Friday, lawmakers narrowly approved House Bill 2312 by a 5-4 vote. HB 2312 specifies that facilities that don’t allow biological male employees to be in the presence of a woman or minor children while living in the facility are...[ Read More ]

California’s UC Davis Health increases specialty care access for Medi-Cal patients

| Jan 24, 2023 | California

Under a new partnership announced between UC Davis Health and WellSpace Health on Friday, Medi-Cal beneficiaries will have greater access to specialty care in Sacramento. The new program, Specialty Connect, places UC Davis Health providers into WellSpace Health’s Oak Park Community Health Center, located at 3415 Martin Luther King Jr....[ Read More ]

Florida’s Tampa General Hospital Cancer Institute expands radiation oncology program

| Jan 23, 2023 | Florida

On January 13th, the Tampa General Hospital (TGH) Cancer Institute announced an expansion of its Radiation Oncology Program to include the addition of new cancer treatment technology and enhanced locations. TGH is also working in collaboration with the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institutes to build the first proton therapy...[ Read More ]

Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai offering permanent contraception to adults who choose to not have children

| Jan 23, 2023 | California

With a growing number of childless adults in the United States not expecting to ever have children, Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai hospital is respecting the bodily choices of people with uteruses by offering surgical permanent contraception, or tubal ligation. A Pew Research Center study shows that 44% of non-parents aged 18...[ Read More ]

Florida partners celebrate start of construction at FSU Health - Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Medical Campus

| Jan 20, 2023 | Florida

On Tuesday, January 17th, Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH), and real estate developer, the St. Joe Company, celebrated the start of construction at a new healthcare campus in Panama City Beach. The FSU Health - Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Medical Campus will bring together clinicians, researchers, and students...[ Read More ]