News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Health News Florida

Hospitals Teaming Up to Build New Facility

Tampa General Hospital is one of several hospitals suing the Department of Health over its trauma center rule.
Tampa General Hospital is one of several hospitals suing the Department of Health over its trauma center rule.

Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital are partnering to build a $60-million “healthplex,” start a home care agency and offer hospice care, the  Tampa Bay Times reports. 

TGH_Exterior_Day_Feb08.jpg
Credit Tampa General Hospital

The "West Florida Health" partnership -- which officials from the nonprofits say is not a merger -- first announced plans to work together in 2013. This move is a response of sorts to competition from the largerBayCareHealth System, the  Timesreports.

Meanwhile, at a forum last week in South Florida, Broward County hospital leaders predicted more mergers and consolidation, the South Florida Sun Sentinelreports. The new president and CEO of Broward Health, pointing to under-used facilities, called mergers “inevitable.” 

Copyright 2015 WUSF Public Media - WUSF 89.7