Florida’s Hospitals Generate Over 901,600 Jobs Statewide

Tallahassee, FL – A new University of Florida economic impact study shows Florida’s hospitals are responsible for creating over 901,600 full and part-time jobs and generating $128.37 billion in total economic contributions statewide. The report is an update to the 2013 University of Florida study and based on 2015 data from the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Hospital Uniform Reporting System.

Florida Hospital Association Launches New Online Resource Featuring Hospital Prices and Quality Ratings

Florida Hospital Association Launches
New Online Resource Featuring Hospital Prices and Quality Ratings

Tallahassee, FL – As part of its continued commitment to hospital price and quality transparency, the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) today unveiled a new section of its “Mission to Care” website, which features publicly available information on hospital prices and quality in an easy-to-use,

Florida Hospitals Cut Rate of Harm in Half, Save $218 Million

Florida Hospitals Cut Rate of Harm in Half and Save $218 Million Through Statewide Quality Initiatives

New Report Outlines Significant Improvements during Three-Year Participation in National Partnership for Patients Program; Florida Hospital Association Announces Next Phase of Quality Efforts

Tallahassee, FL  – From 2012 to 2014, quality and safety initiatives implemented by Florida hospitals participating in the Florida Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network (FHA HEN) helped cut the rate of patient harm in half,

$4.2 Billion in Local Community Benefits

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) released its 2015 Community Benefit Report, which highlights member hospitals’ great work, beyond direct hospital care, to improve the health and well-being of their communities. In 2014, hospitals contributed more than $4.2 billion in benefits to their communities, provided inpatient care for 2.7 million people and treated 9.5 million patients in emergency rooms.

Mission To Care Initiative Launches

Today, the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) announced its “Mission to Care” initiative, which incorporates the Association’s guiding principles and policies for the year ahead.

Increase Access to Health Care:

  • Continue to advocate for the extension of health care coverage to uninsured Floridians. Extending health care coverage to more Floridians will enable greater access to primary care,

Florida’s Hospitals Prevent Harm and Save Over $170 Million Through FHA Hospital Engagement Network

Tallahassee, FL (March 9, 2015) – Hospitals participating in a three-year program led by the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) prevented 27,511 instances of patient harm and 15,072 readmissions, saving at least $170 million and reducing the rate of harm by 54 percent, according to a new brief released today. Through FHA’s Hospital Engagement Network (HEN),