About LIZ FREEMAN
Liz Freeman came to the Naples Daily News in 1994 when she was 10, just kidding but don't do the math.
I moved to Naples after spending time in Fort Myers and Sarasota with a stint in between in Gainesville. I went to the University of Florida's journalism school, earning the bachelor of science degree as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I stayed in Gainesville for a while working at UF's Health Science Center doing medical reporting for the College of Medicine and other graduate schools in medical-related fields. That's where I got my interest in medical and health reporting.
In a previous life, I graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology and political science from the Hobart & William Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. The liberal arts colleges are located in the Finger Lakes region where snow was more common than the warm sun. Somehow, that experience played a role in my migration to Florida.
More patients in region signing up for Obamacare's accountable care groups
Published 06/18/2013 at 5:40 a.m. 1 Comment
Two Southwest Florida physician practices say new patient model is positive so far.
Arthrex's shoulder implant device creates new chances for rotator cuff patients
Published 06/16/2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Naples-based Arthrex has launched a new implant for shoulder surgery for people with rotator cuffs that cannot be repaired. First patient in Ohio has the surgery this past week.
HMA may appeal state's denial of 17-bed Collier rehabilitation center
Published 06/14/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
Naples-based Health Management Associates may appeal being denied a license to open a rehabilitation center at one of its local hospitals.
Trial set for Sunshine Pharmacy owner, mother
Updated 06/10/2013 at 6:15 p.m. 6 Comments
Sunshine Pharmacy owner and his mother have their day in court Monday.
State rejection of Medicaid dollars could affect 250,000 with mental illness
Published 06/09/2013 at 7:30 a.m. 10 Comments
Mental health patients will suffer without Florida expanding Medicaid.
Lee Memorial denied hospital in south Lee, plans appeal
Updated 06/07/2013 at 8:24 p.m. 2 Comments
Lee Memorial plans to appeal the state agency's denial of a license for an 80-bed hospital south of Coconut Road near U.S. 41.
New 7-floor Golisano children's hospital design unveiled
Published 06/06/2013 at 7 p.m. 1 Comment
Design plans for the new Southwest Florida children's hospital are unveiled.
HMA cuts benefits to 1,400 employees
Published 06/05/2013 at 5:20 a.m. 5 Comments
Health Management Associates scales back on employee benefits, blames the feds.
Millennium Group acquires Naples Medical Center physician practice
Published 06/04/2013 at 6:11 a.m.
The physician practice of Naples Medical Center, which was formed in 1958, has been acquired by Millennium Physician Group to offer expanded services.
IV solutions the latest shortage pharmacists grappling with in Collier, Lee
Published 06/03/2013 at 5:35 a.m.
Pharmacists in Southwest Florida are dealing with a variety of medication shortages, most recently for IV solutions.
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