Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Hospital Ends Bid for New Trauma Center

Munroe Regional Medical Center's Twitter Account: @MunroeRegional
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

  Munroe Regional Medical Center has notified Florida hospital officials it is ending its effort to build a trauma center, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.  Munroe Regional’s president and CEO Bob Moore said the hospital’s application likely wouldn’t have been approved, as Ocala Regional Medical Center has a Level II trauma center located right across the street. According to the Star-Banner, the hospital will instead focus on improving its emergency department, other hospital areas and satellite facilities. 

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.