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St. Vincent’s HealthCare is planning to build a $55 million heart and vascular pavilion at its Riverside Avenue campus.

Faith Matters: Healthcare Via Faith-Based Organizations

Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday’s “Faith Matters,” hosts Kyle Reese and Nancy Broner spoke with their guests about the significant amount of healthcare provided by faith-based institutions on the First Coast.

Guests Diane Raines, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Baptist Health, and the Rev. Steve Goyer, Senior Pastor at Riverside Presbyterian Church, talked about the history and theology of faith-based healthcare.

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Nemours Children’s Health System has launched an app that allows pediatricians to treat kids through their parents’ smartphones or computers.

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A health care replacement plan is expected to be up for a vote in the U.S. Senate after the July 4 holiday.

In Jacksonville Friday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) had some strong words for Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans after the plan failed to go up for a vote last week.


It's a busy Monday morning at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, and Philip Ertel is here for a check-up. The 60-year-old needs refills for his diabetes and cholesterol medications.

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A new survey from the Texas Medical Center’s Health Policy Institute shows where Florida voters stand on the issue of expanding Medicaid to the state's low-income residents.

Director for the Texas Medical Center Policy Institute, Dr. Tim Garson, spoke Thursday on First Coast Connect about the survey and what it could mean for Florida.

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Duval County’s suicide rate is far higher than the state average — that’s what the latest community Health Needs Assessment Study found.

Local healthcare providers presented the data and improvement plans Thursday.

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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shared her mother’s support for expanded child care and parental leave at the All Saints Early Childhood Center in Jacksonville Thursday evening.

The Florida Legislature is on the cusp of passing a throng of health care-related measures aimed at cutting the cost of treatment.

Among those are two bills, one eliminating so-called “surprise billing” and another creating a database of common procedure prices. Supporters say it’s a way to protect consumers, but some doctors think they leave an important actor out of the equation -- insurers.

Dr. Steven Kailes is an emergency room doctor who works in Orange Park and the President of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. He joins First Coast Connect guest host Ryan Benk to discuss this issue.


One of the fastest-growing companies in Jacksonville has acquired a Texas-based training consulting firm.

Healthcare IT company the HCI Group bought Expert Technical Advisors, a Houston company it has worked with on several projects. The terms of the deal, a mixture of cash and equity, were not disclosed.

The acquisition ads dozens of employees and millions of dollars in revenue to HCI. The founders of Expert Technical Advisors will also join HCI as vice presidents.

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