Ad agency plans Florida offices

Horton hooks up with industry veteran
Nov 30, 2012 1:36 PM

Corizon's big Florida contract in limbo

A Florida circuit court judge this week said he needs more information before deciding if the state's plans to privatize a lot of its prison operations are legal. The decision will matter big time to Brentwood-based Corizon, which last month was formally awarded a $229 million contract to provide health care to inmates at more than 40 facilities. Corizon executives have promised word on job offers to about 1,800 state employees but state officials have told them to hold off until the court case is resolved.

Cooper said his initial reading of state law suggested that in "plain English" that the panel can tweak the existing state budget but that a "small group of legislators" cannot enact new policy. Lawyers for the state, as well as an attorney for one of the companies seeking to take over health care services for inmates, assert that approval by the panel was legal.

Nov 21, 2012 11:22 AM

Franklin developer buying big Orlando mall

UP Development of Franklin has under contract a 1.1 million-square-foot regional mall in the Orlando area. Publicly traded owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust put the property on the market earlier this year. Scott Fish, UP principal and the man who a few years ago took over what is now the A-Game Sportsplex in Cool Springs, and his team like to redevelop older properties rather than build new in suburban markets.

Nov 15, 2012 12:05 PM

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