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More Delays in Trauma Centers Fight

The legal fight around Florida's expansion of the trauma-center network has been delayed yet again, with hearings pushed back to July and September, the News Service of Florida reports.
These delays are the latest in the ongoing fight between long-time safety-net hospitals in urban centers of greater Tampa Bay and newly built HCA trauma centers in outlying suburbs, including Blake Medical Center in Manatee County and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Pasco County.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.