Diagnosis for 08.30.23: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

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— ‘Major hurricane’ hits —

Hurricane Idalia smashed into Florida early Wednesday as a “major hurricane” but ahead of the storm dozens and dozens of health care facilities evacuated— and so far, there have been no reports of any problems.

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) Senior Director of Strategy and Communications Kristen Knapp said citing figures that had been given to her by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

 Six of those facilities were hospitals, 22 nursing homes, 37 assisted living facilities and

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