The Tin Roof chain of restaurants/bars/night clubs has picked a large mixed-use development being built in Orlando's tourist district for its 14th location. The venue will hire up to 50 people and have room for about 200 guests.
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The leaders of Bert Fish Medical Center in Northeast Florida have narrowed to four the number of suitors with which they will talk about a partnership or acquisition. Not among them is HealthTech Management Services, the Brentwood-based company formerly known as Brim Healthcare that helps run 60-some hospitals around the country. Bert Fish execs had been in talks with Health Management Associates last year but those ended after Franklin-based Community Health Systems bought HMA.
HCA has been approved to build an 80-bed hospital in Oviedo, Florida, on the site of an existing freestanding emergency department.
Central Florida Regional Hospital opened its freestanding ER on 48 acres in Oviedo, northeast of Orlando, last November. According to state documents, the ER has seen significant utilization, including a 17 percent admissions increase in its first three months of operation. HCA intends to add inpatient services, diagnostics and more to the future Oviedo Medical Center. An estimated construction cost was not reported.
Officials with HCA have laid out similar plans locally, with long-term plans to add service lines — and possibly a full hospital — on the site of TriStar Health's freestanding ER in Spring Hill, 30 miles south of Nashville.
The state years ago denied HCA's certificate of need application to build a full hospital in Spring Hill, but approved the ER construction, considering it a satellite department of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in midtown. The ER was built in 2012, and officials say they continue to monitor the facility's services and capabilities, evaluating the need for additions or a full hospital.
Community Health Systems executives have told the leaders of Bert Fish Medical Center in Northeast Florida that they cannot follow through on the acquisition talks started last summer by Health Management Associates. Officials at nonprofit Bert Fish chose HMA as their preferred partner shortly before CHS said it would pay more than $7 billion for HMA.
Regional law firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz has recruited three Tallahassee attorneys, two of them from Florida powerhouse firm Broad and Cassel, to open its 20th office. The outpost is being led by Kelly Overstreet Johnson, a former president of the Florida Bar Association. Baker Donelson made its first Florida move in late 2011 by bringing on an Orlando firm and followed that with a Fort Lauderdale office last summer.
Florida Medicare Advantage insurer AvMed has renewed its contract to use the SilverSneakers fitness program marketed by Franklin-based Healthways. The two-year extension also comes with an expansion that includes a new pedometer-based walking program. AvMed first began contracting with Healthways in 2008.
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