HCA faces California strike, plans for Florida growth

Two quick hits from the world of HCA: First, the company faces a one-day strike next week by members of National Nurses United at two of its California hospitals. At issue are some staffing concerns as well as HCA's plans to phase out some benefits, but things could be worse: NNU members plan to walk off the job at eight Sutter Health hospitals.

Clear on the other side of the country, the president of HCA's West Florida division this week said the company plans to add hundreds of residency positions at its hospitals in the Tampa area in the coming years. Peter Marmerstein also told the Tampa Bay Times the company plans to expand its residency programs in Orlando as well.

Nov 15, 2012 9:35 AM

Acadia buys first Florida property

$33M deal brings on eight-month-old facility
Nov 13, 2012 8:49 AM

Direct General accused of FLSA violations

Florida, Georgia agents try to make case in Nashville
Oct 25, 2012 2:49 PM

North Star to brand Florida's ECD push

Locally based market research and branding experts North Star Destination Strategies have been hired by Florida economic development officials to position the Sunshine State in the national and global market. Not surprisingly, some of the locals aren't too happy with a state job like this being awarded to a Tennessee company.

“It goes against the very grain of their mission to create jobs and bring business here,” said Paola Schifino, principal and founder of Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding in Tampa.

Oct 19, 2012 10:43 AM

HCA’s Centennial has new chief

Company taps CEO of Florida hospital to replace Herron
Oct 18, 2012 11:08 AM

Second Avenue bar sued over name

Florida chain claims Nashville flight connection could contribute to customers' confusion
Oct 16, 2012 12:19 PM

More SilverSneakers successes for Healthways

Blues in Florida, Northwest latest to sign on with senior fitness program
Oct 4, 2012 6:56 AM

Healthways extends Miami-area SilverSneakers deal

Florida insurer AvMed has extended by two years its contract to offer the SilverSneakers senior fitness program to its members in two Miami-area counties. AvMed, which has some 31,000 members in Broward and Dade counties, began working with SilverSneakers in 2010.

Sep 11, 2012 6:41 AM

Gresham opens fifth Florida office

Nashville-based architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith has opened the doors to an office in Tallahassee. The outpost is the firm's fifth in Florida and sits just 75 miles from one in Chipley. It will focus primarily on transportation work in northern Florida and southern Georgia.

“Our staff is eager to utilize our new workspace to establish a local presence, become more engrained in the community and start working together with local stakeholders. With an office in Tallahassee, we’ll be able to better identify the infrastructure solutions that will support the economic development interests of the region and improve quality of life for residents.”

Sep 5, 2012 6:58 AM

Former Lipman manager arrested on theft charge

Operations exec joined distributor last year
Aug 28, 2012 11:31 AM