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HCA Adds Citrus Memorial

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

Citrus Memorial Health System, a not-for-profit community hospital, is now part of HCA West Florida. Citrus Memorial has a 50-year lease with HCA, which went into effect Nov. 1, according to a news release. The addition of Citrus Memorial brings HCA’s hospital total to 17; it’s the largest for-profit health care system in Florida. 
The addition of Citrus Memorial comes less than two months after HCA announced that it would close a hospital in the Tampa Bay area, 38-year-old Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg.

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