Jacksonville physicians tout innovative techniques in health care

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Ascension St. Vincent's cardiologist Samer Garas was among 12 specialists representing six different Jacksonville hospitals in a discussion at the Prime Osborn Convention Center on innovative medical technology and techniques.

It seems that rarely a month goes by without a medical center in Jacksonville announcing another big expansion, evidence of a rapidly growing medical industry in a rapidly growing city. 

Some of what’s going on inside those buildings was featured recently at a gathering of about 300 health professionals where Tom VanOsdol, president and CEO of Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast, touted the city as “a medical hotspot” that attracts patients nation and worldwide. 

A dozen speakers, two each from six hospital systems, spoke at the JAXUSA Partnership Medical Innovation Summit at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

Topics were as diverse as robotic surgery and biomedical devices technology, the future of transplant surgery and the promise of advanced care at home. 

Growth: Surging health care industry shows no signs of letting up in Jacksonville; UF Health addresses need on Northside


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