What We Know About the Current Situation at the Indian River, FL. Medical Center. And What We Don’t Know.

WE KNOW THAT A COLLABORATIVE COMMITTEE, CONSISTING OF MEMBERS OF THE  INDIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (IRMC) BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (IRCHD) TRUSTEES AND BOARD MEMBERS OF THE IRMC FOUNDATION (IRMCF), RANKED THE IMPORTANCE OF STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES FOR IRMC.  NO. 1 WAS PATIENT FIRST FOCUS.  NO. 2 WAS TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE … Continue reading What We Know About the Current Situation at the Indian River, FL. Medical Center. And What We Don’t Know.

Indian River County, FL Could Potentially Face a Critical Health Issue.

ON 6.23.17 FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED HB687: THE "ADVANCED WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ACT" (5G SMALL CELLS) INTO LAW, WHICH WAS EFFECTIVE 7.1.17.  The Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act provides for the collocation (the action of placing things side by side or in position) of small wireless facilities on an authority utility pole.  An authority … Continue reading Indian River County, FL Could Potentially Face a Critical Health Issue.

The Indian River County, FL Hospital District Hired a Consulting Firm to Strategize on Options for its Struggling Indian River Medical Center (IRMC). Does it have the Punch to Explore Having IRMC Become an Innovative Virtual Hospital?

The future of hospital operations resembles an air traffic control tower. NO DOUBT YOU HAVE READ THAT A JOINT COMMITTEE OF INDIAN RIVER MEDIAL CENTER (IRMC) AND INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (IRCHD) TRUSTEES, WITH FUNDING FROM THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTRY TAX PAYERS, HAS HIRED STROUDWATER ASSOCIATES TO HELP DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF THE STRUGGLING NON-PROFIT HOSPITAL. Will … Continue reading The Indian River County, FL Hospital District Hired a Consulting Firm to Strategize on Options for its Struggling Indian River Medical Center (IRMC). Does it have the Punch to Explore Having IRMC Become an Innovative Virtual Hospital?

Highlights of Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield’s Bill, The Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act.

Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield THE PUBLIC PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THE BILL IS TO ENCOURAGE THE CREATION OF SAFE AND COST-EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR FLORIDA'S RESIDENTS AND VISITORS, INCLUDING HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEMS, AND TO PROMOTE AND ENHANCE THE SAFETY OF HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEMS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND THE WELFARE OF … Continue reading Highlights of Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield’s Bill, The Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act.

With its Upcoming Acquisition of the Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian, FL Steward Health Care Will be Entering the Market with “Guns Blazing.”

AS REPORTED IN A NEWS RELEASE DATED FEBRUARY 16, 2017 BY JEFF HALL, VP STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS OF STEWARD HEALTH CARE LLC (SHC), SHC IS ACQUIRING SEBASTIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (SRMC) IN AN ACQUISITION THAT INCLUDES THE SALE OF THE HOSPITAL AND ITS ASSOCIATED ASSETS. According to a SRMC doctor who has his offices across the street from … Continue reading With its Upcoming Acquisition of the Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian, FL Steward Health Care Will be Entering the Market with “Guns Blazing.”

Vero Communiqué Finally Met With Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, FL President/CEO Jeff Susi About the Disparity in Managed Care Contracts.

AT A REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (IRCHD) ON AUGUST 18, 2016, THEN CFO OF THE INDIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (IRMC) GREG GARDNER, SPOKE ABOUT THE REIMBURSEMENT RATES PAID TO HOSPITALS BY MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS HMO'S AND PPO'S, AND THE "EGREGIOUS" DISPARITY IN THEIR PAYMENTS TO DIFFERENT HOSPITALS. https://verocommunique.com/2016/09/05/why-doesnt-indian-river-medical-center-vero-beach-fl-make-money-it-is-rates-and-only-rates-there-is-an-egregious-disparity-in-managed-care-payments/Continue reading Vero Communiqué Finally Met With Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, FL President/CEO Jeff Susi About the Disparity in Managed Care Contracts.

Vero Communiqué Retracts its Article About Mary Beth Cunningham’s Election as Chairwoman of the Indian River County, FL Hospital Distict.

Indian River County Hospital District Trustee Marybeth Cunningham LAST EVENING, FEBRUARY 8, 2017 VERO COMMUNIQUE HASTILY PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE QUESTIONING IF THE ELECTION OF MARYBETH CUNNINGHAM AS CHAIRMAN OF THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HOSPITAL (IRCHD) CHAIRMAN WAS ILLEGAL. While we did not unequivocally say that it was illegal, we did question it without reaching out to … Continue reading Vero Communiqué Retracts its Article About Mary Beth Cunningham’s Election as Chairwoman of the Indian River County, FL Hospital Distict.