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Trauma Care Fight Flares In South Florida

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.


(Source: AP)

HCA Seeks Higher Medicaid Payments For Low Income Patients

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.


Kendall Regional Medical Center (Source: kendallmed.com)

Kendall Regional’s Trauma Center Receives Long Term Approval

The trauma center at Kendall Regional Medical Center has received long term operation approval from the Florida Department of Health.


Source: Coral Gables Hospital) Coral Gables Hospital

Nonprofit Group Gives Top Scores To 11 S. Florida Hospitals

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.

CBS Miami–09/20/2012


Workers Plan Wage Protest At Aventura Hospital

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).


Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Scott’s Former Company Moving Out Of Florida

The 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 Services

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.


HCA has announced the purchase of Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove.  (Source: Mercy Hospital)

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.