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.


  1. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., pauses for reporters after a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus,  Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington.  Dingell, who has sponsored several PFAS-related bills in the House, said she has looked for PFAS in her own makeup and lipstick, but could not see if they were present because the products were not properly labeled.
  2. Tell the Tampa Bay Times the reasons you're hesitant to receive a coronavirus vaccine in the form below.
  3. In this Jan. 9, 2021 file photo, transporters Miguel Lopez, right, Noe Meza prepare to move a body of a COVID-19 victim to a morgue at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000, even as the vaccination drive has drastically slashed daily cases and deaths and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom.
  4. Residents look at the street through a window at the Icaria nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 25, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
  5. President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption.
  6. Nurse Carla Alleyne administers the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Ana Lucia Delgado Tejada at the Salvation Army of Broward County Community Center in Fort Lauderdale on May 19, 2021.
  7. The Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine undergoes trial in October at St. George's University hospital in London. Results from the study in the U.S. and Mexico were released on Monday.
  8. Workers at a mostly empty COVID-19 vaccination clinic located at Cathedral of the Cross A.O.H. Church of God in Birmingham, Ala., are shown in this Monday, May 3, 2021, file photo. New COVID-19 cases are declining across the most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations.
  9. A teacher has the attention of students from two kindergarten classes in August 2018 at Saint Dominic Academy in Lewiston, Maine. School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever.
  10. HCA Healthcare, Chippenham Hospital's owner, runs about 1 in every 20 trauma centers in the country, according to company disclosures.
  11. St Petersburg Pregnancy Center, 1210 22nd St S, pictured on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
  12. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  13. 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.
  14. The Food And Drug Administration has approved the use of a drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
  15. 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.
  16. This image provided by Biogen on Monday, June 7, 2021 shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm.
  17. The COVID-19 vaccine at the Center for Health Equity, 2333 34th St. S, on Monday, April 5, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Is it time to slip into these pants once more?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.