Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Health Notes

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Health Notes

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Byline: Charlie Patton

FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE MAY 22-23

The Duval County Medical Society and DCMS Foundation are hosting the 2017 Future of Healthcare Conference on Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, at the University of North Florida's University Center. The conference will look at some of the region's biggest health care concerns including food deserts, obesity, infant mortality and mental health. The program is designed for conference participants to reach group consensus on areas of public policy change.

Nearly 200 people have already registered to participate. These stakeholders include representatives from Baptist Health, Mayo Clinic, UF Health, Memorial Hospital, The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Florida Department of Health in Duval County, Visit Jacksonville, JEA, CSX, University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, YMCA of Florida's First Coast, the Sulzbacher Center, Museum of Science and History, We Care Jacksonville and the Timucuan Parks Foundation.

Featured speakers include Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip, Florida Sen. Aaron Bean, Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer, American Medical Association President-Elect David Barbe, Florida Medical Association President David Becker, and Director of the Florida Department of Health in Duval County Kelli Wells.

To learn more about the conference go to bit.ly/2r8GHq9.

RIBBON CUT FOR UF HEALTH 92-BED HOSPITAL

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for UF Health North's new inpatient hospital took place last week. The 92-bed tower is connected by walkways to the current medical office complex, the heart of the campus, which has been open since 2015.

The new hospital consists of five floors, four for patients with all private rooms. There is a 20-bed unit dedicated to labor and delivery and other women's services, a 24-bed floor dedicated to intensive care, two 24-bed floors dedicated to general medical inpatients, and one floor for administrative services, a chapel and a cafeteria.

FREE MONTHLY WOMEN'S HEALTH LECTURES BEGIN

UF Health Jacksonville cardiologist Gladys Velarde, who specializes in women's care, is starting a new series called "Prime of your Life" for women. …

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