Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Health News Florida

Trauma Hearing on Hold

Ocala Health
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A dispute revolving around the trauma center at Ocala Regional Medical Center is postponed until a similar statewide quarrel can be settled, the News Service of Florida reports.

All sides involved in the legal challenge agreed to postpone the hearing so they can see what another administrative appeals court has to say involving the Florida Department of Health's rule for approving new trauma centers. 

UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and other hospitals are challenging the DOH’s proposed rule that allowed trauma centers in Ocala and others to open across the state, the News Service reports. That hearing will be held later this month.