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Abortion injuction placed back on Planned Parenthood in Kissimmee

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:55 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer The 5th District Court of Appeals in Daytona Beach has reinstated a temporary injunction on Planned Parenthood Kissimmee that prevents certain types of abortions from being offered there. The original injunction was granted by Osceola County Circuit Court Judge John E. Jordan shortly after the facility opened in Kissimmee in July of 2014. Jordan originally ruled that Planned Parenthood was not a “physicians practice” and

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  • Chappel Group looking for a fresh start in Kissimmee

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    By Larry Griffin For the News-Gazette The Chappel Group is in a new building at 2711 Orange Blossom Trail, and with it, the practice is hoping for a fresh start. According to CEO Jamie Daniels, the change comes after a “difficult period” in the life of Dr. Christopher Chappel. “We were looking for a fresh start,” she said. “Dr. Chappel has had a lot going on in his life. He

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  • Governor appoints commission to study healthcare as debate deepens in Florida

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:54 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Gov. Rick Scott Monday appointed a commission to examine Florida’s healthcare costs and programs for the poor ahead of a special legislative session set to begin June 1. Scott, former chief executive of the nation’s largest hospital chain, called for the formation of the group after the Republican-led Florida Legislature failed to reach a consensus on accepting more than $2 billion in federal healthcare funds

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  • First trauma center opens at Osceola Regional, reduces transport times

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Osceola County’s first trauma center is now open, an addition local officials say will save lives.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Osceola County’s first trauma center is now open, an addition local officials say will save lives. Trauma is the leading cause of death among Floridians under the age of 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Instead of having to transport trauma patients at least 20 miles to Orlando, local first responders are rushing them to Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee. “It’s going

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  • Be prepared as allergy season has arrived

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    By Dr. Sue Hubbard For the News-Gazette Wow! I just had a very busy week in the office, and while I was on call in the evening. The biggest problem right now seems to be allergies. While some parts of the country are still experiencing cold, many areas are warming up, and trees and grasses are starting to release their pollen. My own back yard is covered in yellow oak

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  • Sheriff’s Office partners with UCF to offer health care

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
The building at 704 Generation Point in Kissimmee is being renovated into an outpatient healthcare facility for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, other staff and their families.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Thanks to a partnership between the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine, a local health and wellness service provider and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, other staff and their families will have access to reasonably-priced primary medical care. A medical center is slated to open this summer at 704 Generation Point in Kissimmee, a building formerly home to the Children’s Advocacy Center on

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  • Park Place to open 20 new beds by end of month

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Park Place Behavioral Healthcare, one of only two mental health facilities in Osceola County, will open 20 new beds by the end of the month. On Tuesday, Park Place broke ground on a 9,000 square-foot addition. In February, it became the county’s central receiving center for mentally ill people picked up law enforcement. The additional beds are being brought in as the Park Place reconfigures

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