Capital Regional Medical Center announced in a press release that beginning March 3rd, the hospital is uniting under the shared brand of HCA Florida Healthcare and will be called HCA Florida Capital Hospital
Capital Regional Medical Center is one of over 450 HCA affiliated sites of care across Florida that connect nearly 11,000 physicians serving at 49 hospital campuses, more than 350 physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms, and more than 50 urgent care centers.
“Our Florida colleagues and physicians have always been united in their commitment to serving our patients and caring like family. Over the past two years, we’ve come together in ways that better serve our communities and our colleagues, proving that our connectedness is our strength,” said Chuck Hall, national group president at HCA Healthcare. “This transition reflects our mission and our commitment to all we serve as we continue to work together to deliver high-quality care for patients across the Sunshine State.”
According to the press release, HCA Florida Healthcare has recently expanded access to quality nursing education with two new Galen College of Nursing campuses. In addition, the HCA plans to continue expansion with three new hospitals located in Gainesville, Fort Myers, and The Villages.
The HCA has also partnered with Florida A&M University to “strengthen students’ pathways from undergraduate to graduate to management careers in the healthcare industry, part of HCA Healthcare’s broader commitment to give $10 million over three years to Historically Black Colleges…”
HCA Florida Healthcare intends to make it easier for patients to access quality care with the new branding by uniting hospitals and practices under one website. They will also standardize uniforms and introduce statewide services such as the unique “Consult-a-Nurse” phone number where Floridians can call for free guidance on health issues.
Capital Regional Medical Center hospital has served the Big Bend Region for 43 years. Each year, the hospital and connected sites of care serve more than 140,000 patients through the efforts of more than 1,400 staff and 500 providers.
HCA has invested in the community by opening three freestanding emergency rooms in Leon and Gadsden Counties, and an inpatient rehabilitation center is coming in the spring of 2022.