'Balance Billing' Proposal Clears House PanelIn an issue watched closely by doctors, hospitals and insurers, a House panel has approved a proposal aimed at protecting patients from surprise charges when they need emergency care.
Trauma Care Fight Flares In South FloridaFlorida'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 Seeks Higher Medicaid Payments For Low Income PatientsHCA, 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.
Kendall Regional's Trauma Center Receives Long Term ApprovalThe trauma center at Kendall Regional Medical Center has received long term operation approval from the Florida Department of Health.
Nonprofit Group Gives Top Scores To 11 S. Florida HospitalsThe 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.
Workers Plan Wage Protest At Aventura HospitalAventura 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).
Gov. Scott's Former Company Moving Out Of FloridaThe chain of urgent care clinics that the governor helped start a decade ago is packing up and moving to the Volunteer State.
Kendall Regional Preps To Provide Trauma ServicesAs 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.
HCA Buys Mercy Hospital 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.

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