Steven G. Achinger, a nephrologist at Watson Clinic since 2009, has been named the organization’s managing partner. Achinger, 45, replaces Dr. Luis Saco, who resigned in December from the position that oversees management and business strategy for the 220-member physician group.
Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration has denied a license application for Oakbridge Health Care Center, part of the for-profit nursing-home chain Consulate Health. Consulate is appealing the denial, and will reportedly shut Oakbridge if the appeal fails.
Daniel Leviten, who built a solo pediatrics practice into a seven-physician operation, is retiring at what a partner calls a “young” 67.
Florida Hospital has disclosed it plans to build a free-standing emergency room on 104 acres it recently purchased for $14.5 million just west of Florida Polytechnic University.
Lakeland Regional Health and its trauma center is the largest in the nation without a teaching program, a hospital official says. That could change under legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that would close what’s being called a Medicare glitch that is keeping the University of Central Florida from supplying residents to LRH.
Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center is one of at least 11 hospitals in the U.S. that would be given a path to establish a residency program under legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Bill Nelson, D-Florida.