Be Cautious in Merger of Charity Hospital, HMA

Feb 11, 2013
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A Tampa Bay Times editorial suggests the city take its time to be absolutely sure it's doing the right thing before signing away Bayfront Medical Center, which is St. Petersburg's main charity-care and trauma center, to a for-profit chain.

Source: Tampabay

The St. Petersburg City Council is expected to decide within weeks whether to approve a new lease that allows the nonprofit Bayfront Medical Center to partner with the for-profit hospital chain Health Management Associates. Before they vote, council members should review other deals between nonprofit and profit-making hospitals that have gone sour.

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