The Real Deal Miami

Miami could see new trauma centers

November 10, 2011 10:26AM

Miami’s increasingly competitive healthcare market could see the
addition of at least three trauma centers, with three county hospitals
interested in opening up such centers, according to the Miami Herald.
Jackson Health System has filed letters of intent to open trauma centers
at Jackson North and Jackson South, and Kendall Regional Medical Center
has been awaiting state approval since the spring. Mercy Hospital in
Coconut Grove also intends to open a center. The news comes despite a
history of less-than-profitable trauma centers in the county, according
to healthcare expert Joshua Nemzoff. “They lost an unbelievable amount
of money,” he said. [Miami