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Years after Manatee County activists and community members came up with a plan to end chronic homelessness, one of their primary goals add transitional housing where people can live for months, even years remains unfulfilled. But Thursday, the
Chamber health award finalists The Manatee Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday named finalists for its Champions of Health Care Awards and the winners of its Lifetime Achievement and Youth Volunteer awards...Glass; the Youth Volunteer Award &
After pleas from local hospital officials on its behalf, Manatee Glens hospital will get an additional $545,000 over this year's appropriation from the Manatee County Commission. "Not investing in treatment just means you're shifting costs elsewhere,"
Manatee Glens Rape Crisis Services is receiving an 11 percent cut in funding, according to a news release...According to the release, issued Thursday, the funds are equivalent to 2,500 services for 118 victims of sexual abuse...Mary Ruiz, Manatee
A panel of medical experts told the Manatee County Commission on Tuesday the only way to curb the costs tied to indigent health care will be more preventative treatment. Southwest Floridas medical industry has closely mirrored national trends now
She even cracked a smile Monday when she proclaimed she was 35 days sober...Brunda was among nearly 300 protesters who gathered Monday in downtown Bradenton to rally against steep cuts to mental health care in the proposed Florida Senate budget.
The latest budget proposal by the Florida Senate would carve more than $93 million from behavioral health services in the state, leaving an estimated 3,500 patients without care in Bradenton, according to its opponents. Lawmakers says cuts are
A Manatee Glens technician was arrested Friday and charged with sexual battery against a patient, court records show. Kelvin Buchanan, 50, was booked into the Manatee County jail and is being held on $100,000 bond. On Jan. 16, Buchanan was
Joining these six are three homeless men who share blankets and sleep nearby. The Taylor's rottweiler dog, Miley, brings the total count at this mini-homeless community to 10, but Miley seems to be the only happy and content one, enjoying games of
Manatee Glens and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine are teaming up to create a program to train doctors in psychiatry, a step toward expanding the region's access to behavioral health care. The county's psychiatric hospital is applying for