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Competition Forces Pasco OB Unit to Close

Tampa Bay Times

Pasco Regional Medical Center, owned by for-profit Health Management Associates, will close its obstetrics unit Sept. 1, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The CEO calls the closure a business decision: The Dade City hospital can’t keep up with rising medical costs as more mothers choose to give birth at other nearby hospitals. 


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