Over objections from hospital, Tarpon officials approve employee clinic
A city face-off with local hospital leaders ended abruptly last week after commissioners narrowly approved a deal to launch a city-run employee medical clinic.
The decision came after an emotional three-hour discussion over whether Tarpon Springs has an obligation to give Florida Hospital North Pinellas the opportunity to serve city employees before the city opens a clinic.
The clinic would be designed to provide easy access to health care for employees, encourage preventive care and reduce insurance costs.
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