Certificates of Need

Orange Park Medical Center Regains Trauma Center Status

May 12, 2016
Orange Park Medical Center

The Orange Park Medical Center has reopened its trauma center after a three-year legal battle with the state and the University of Florida Health Jacksonville.

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Close to 100 million people visited Florida last year, and state officials are hoping to keep that number growing.

A way to do that, according to one Northeast Florida lawmaker, is to entice patients from around the country to seek treatment in the state.

Proponents of so-called “medical tourism” may now have the data they need to convince skeptics.