Trauma Drama: Experts Say 'Enough!'
A team from the American College of Surgeons says Florida shouldn’t approve any more trauma centers, at least not until there’s a better way to determine whether they’re needed, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After hearing from the independent panel, Surgeon General John Armstrong didn’t say whether he would take the advice. The panel will share more of its recommendations with the state in about eight weeks.
The competition for trauma-center designation is playing out around the state, mostly through lawsuits. In Miami-Dade, Jackson Health System is suing to force Kendall Regional Medical Center to close its facility, the Miami Herald reports. Jackson says its Ryder Trauma Center has lost millions of dollars since the other facility opened.