Florida’s trauma-care battles are back. Two major health-care systems in South Florida have launched legal challenges against a state Department of Health decision that allowed Aventura Hospital and Medical Center to open a trauma center this spring.
HCA, which has 46 hospitals across the state, has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott calling for an overhaul of the way Florida pays for care of low-income patients.
The trauma center at Kendall Regional Medical Center has received long term operation approval from the Florida Department of Health.
The Joint Commission, a nonprofit group that accredits the nation’s hospitals, gave top scores to 11 in South Florida. Five of those 11 were part of the HCA chain.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center will be the center of a protest Friday afternoon by workers who are angry at the hospital’s parent company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
The chain of urgent care clinics that the governor helped start a decade ago is packing up and moving to the Volunteer State.
As preparations move into the final stages at Kendall Regional Medical Center to become Miami-Dade County’s second adult trauma center, the hospital’s new helipad was put to the test Monday.
National hospital chain HCA is bringing another South Florida hospital into its corporate fold.
On Monday they announced the purchase of Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove.