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Santa Rosa County is 7th healthiest county in state. Escambia is 49th.

Santa Rosa County is the seventh healthiest county in Florida, while Escambia County ranks 49th, according to a new report.

Each year, the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation release county health rankings for counties across the country, including each of Florida's 67 counties. The organizations released their 2019 rankings in a new report Tuesday.

According to the report, both local counties improved compared to last year, with Santa Rosa County rising from No. 12 to No. 7, and Escambia County rising from No. 53 to No. 49.  Go to the story

More: Santa Rosa County soars in health rankings, Escambia County struggles, report finds

Kevin Robinson, Pensacola News Journal
Posted On Sat June 15th 2019

769 hospitals fined for medical errors, infections, by CMS

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable issues.

Kaiser Health News

 

The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties.

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls. This year the government also examined the prevalence of two types of bacteria resistant to drugs.Go to the story

Kaiser Health News
Posted On Sat June 15th 2019