AmSurg executives have signed an agreement to lease more than 200,000 square feet in South Florida, starting in September of next year, for their Sheridan physician services subsidiary. The two-building lease runs through early 2029 and will have the Sheridan home office team move a few miles east from their current spot.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has set up its eighth office around the Southeast by recruiting 12 lawyers from Tampa firm Glenn Rasmussen. The attorneys, who constituted most of the Glenn Rasmussen team, focus on banking and insolvency, commercial litigation, corporate finance, labor and employment, real estate and transactions work.
“This is a milestone in the growth of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, and it marks our entry into the Florida market, which has long been a priority for the firm,” said Chairman Beau Grenier. “Our new colleagues have a strong reputation for high quality client service, which is one of our core values, and they add bench strength to our key practices. We look forward to serving clients throughout Florida from our new location.”
BABC officials also said they will "continue to explore opportunities for strategic growth." Should that involve a new territory, they could do worse than look at the South's largest city, which now sits neatly encircled by the firm's offices in Birmingham, Nashville, Charlotte and Tampa.
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.
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