Jupiter Medical Center helps stop hospital deregulation bill

Surgeries are planned to begin in Kindred Hospital Dayton’s new operating room suites within the next 30-60 days. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

Gov. Rick Scott and GOP House lawmakers who support hospital deregulation thought this was the year that they could make some headway.

But two bills died on expanding the number of trauma centers and eliminating a need for hospitals to prove community need in order to expand. As President Donald Trump says, “Who knew health care could be so complicated.”

One man who helped complicate matters for these Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee is John Couris, CEO and president of Jupiter Medical Center.

The hospital mounted a very public campaign to thwart HB 7 that would have eliminated a hospital’s requirement to get a certificate of need to expand.

The hospital not only published an open letter on the issue in this newspaper and others, lobbied lawmakers, but also used social media to garner community support.  Read the whole story on the Palm Beach Post health blog

Read the whole story on the Palm Beach Post health blog by clicking here.

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