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HCA Healthcare, Chippenham Hospital's owner, runs about 1 in every 20 trauma centers in the country, according to company disclosures.
HCA charges patients an “activation fee” of up to $50,000 for trauma teams at centers located in half its 179 hospitals — and they often don’t need trauma care, an analysis of insurance claims data...
On average, the Florida Department of Health reported about 1,737 infections and 40 deaths per day.
Why was 2020 the deadliest year in U.S. history? The pandemic kept Americans suffering from other diseases away from hospitals, experts say.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s new facility could treat up to 20,000 patients a year. Officials hope it will open in January 2023.

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  1. HCA Healthcare, Chippenham Hospital's owner, runs about 1 in every 20 trauma centers in the country, according to company disclosures.
  2. St Petersburg Pregnancy Center, 1210 22nd St S, pictured on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
  3. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  4. J&J, Moderna & Pfizer vaccines displayed. U.S. regulators are allowing the release of 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many other doses can’t be used and must be thrown out.
  5. The Food And Drug Administration has approved the use of a drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
  6. In this March 30, 2020 photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020. And experts believe a main reason may be that many people who suffered dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of catching the coronavirus.
  7. This image provided by Biogen on Monday, June 7, 2021 shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm.
  8. The COVID-19 vaccine at the Center for Health Equity, 2333 34th St. S, on Monday, April 5, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  9. An architectural rendering of the proposed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to build a “free-standing” emergency departments — they’re called that because they are not attached to traditional hospitals — at 1800 66th St. N. The four-story facility will include a 14,000 square-foot emergency room on the ground floor and space for future medical offices. It is scheduled to open in January 2023.
  10. Orange buds growing in a citrus grove in Florida. A panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided this week to overturn federal approval of the aldicarb pesticide in the production of Florida oranges and grapefruit.
  11. Matt Byrd, talks about a new initiative supported by St. Petersburg leaders who plan to go door-to-door to curb gun violence. The "Hidden Voices Project" will assemble a street team to bring resources like mental health support and job programs to those impacted by the recent surge in violence.  The project is a collaboration between the city of St. Petersburg's Urban Affairs department and People Empowering & Restoring Communities, or PERC, a nonprofit aimed at supporting ex-offenders with education and resources.
  12. Is it time to slip into these pants once more?
  13. President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on May 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C.. About 16 million unvaccinated adults need to receive at least one dose in the next four weeks for Biden to meet his goal.
  14. Syringes filled with doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are administered last week in Washington state. Pasco County schools are offering doses of the Pfizer vaccine to kids 12 and older this summer at six high schools.
  15. In this 2019 photo provided by Biogen, a researcher works on the development of the medication aducanumab in Cambridge, Mass. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab, the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers.
  16. Food blogger and cookbook author Molly Yeh attends the Chef's Afterparty in Miami Beach, Fla, on May 22 during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
  17. Aja Purnell-Mitchell, second from left, gets help at a Durham, N.C., food hub from her three children, Cartier, 14, left; Kyra, 15, and Kyla, 13. Summer school will be the first time the children have been in the classroom since the coronavirus outbreak took hold in spring 2020.
  18. Needles loaded with saline solution are ready to be loaded with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s TGT vaccination site, 755 E Waters Ave, in Tampa.
  19. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas is docked at PortMiami on Jan. 20.
  20. Since the release of a trove of his emails obtained by news outlets, Republicans have sharply escalated their attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top government infectious diseases expert.
  21. Travel nurses Jennifer Evans, of Bradenton, left, and Alexandra Chang, of Tampa, pose for a portrait in Tampa. After working the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in hospitals in New York, Evans and Chang joined a group of nurses making efforts to travel to Nepal and India to help hospitals overburdened with a coronavirus outbreak there.
  22. Smiling faces and bright colors are seen behind a wall of bubbles and foam being sprayed to the crowd during the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade, on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Ybor City
  23. This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
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