[UPDATE] 100 New Jobs Expected in Capital Regional Expansion

By: Capital Regional Medical Center Release
By: Capital Regional Medical Center Release

[UPDATE] Tallahassee, Florida - August 8, 2011 - 2pm -

Capital Regional Medical Center announced today that they will be building on an 8th floor to the hospital. The expansion is expected to bring 40 new private rooms. About 100 jobs are expected to be created by the new addition to the hospital.

We will have much more on this story this evening on Eyewitness News.


Tallahassee, Florida - August 3, 2011 -

Bud Wethington, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Regional Medical Center, Richard Thacker, D.O., Chairman of the Capital Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, and Beth Kirkland, Executive Director of Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County will join representatives from Capital Regional Medical Center for a major announcement that will allow the hospital to continue offering the highest quality care in the area and serve even more patients.

The hospital will be sharing more details on the project during the August 8th press conference.

WHEN: Monday, August 8

1 p.m. Press conference begins

1:20 p.m. Speakers available for one-on-one interviews

WHERE: Capital Regional Medical Center

1st Floor Classroom

2626 Capital Medical Blvd.

Tallahassee, Fl 32308

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  • by wakulla mom on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:46 AM
    You are wrong about being turned away w/o insurance. They took care of my son and they even helped him fill out the forms for help in getting the bill paid. In the end what part of the bill was not paid for they wrote it off. The level of care he received thru the RE was at a much higher level than TMH andhe was seem much quicker than the time we went to TMH ER. My son is allergic to bees and when we went to TMH he was seen after about 2hrs, treated with meds and sent home with instruction to see a Dr. plus a bill for $600. At CRMC he was seem within 30 min and after being given a shot, we had to wait for a dr to check him to make sure the shot worked. The dr also explained about and gave him a script for an epi pen to carry with him. They were wonderfukl and caring...all without insurance. God Bless CRMC
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      by Alice on Aug 9, 2011 at 04:30 PM in reply to wakulla mom
      wakulla mom just when was this wonderful without insurance did you have at CRMC. I was there just a few months ago and sent to TMH since I did not have insurance with this happening to the very next person in line. Ocourse they helped you fillout forms for the State to pay for his bill.try going again
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        by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:03 AM in reply to Alice
        The only reason you would be sending you to TMH is because maybe they didn't offer what you needed. If you had such a bad experience at the hospital you think maybe you should go and try to talk to the administration and let them know? Im sure they would help you. Also if you read what wakulla mom said is they helped them fill out the paperwork to get help paying for their bill but in the end whatever wakulla mom was going to have to pay out of pocket, CRMC told her not to worry about it and they would take care of it. Now if you can show me other hospitals that will do this for people I would love to see it. And before you try and bash hospitals and everything about them make sure your grammar is correct.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    I recall helping build the new hospital in St. Augustine and then was there when they ADDED 3 more floors to a 5 floor section - what a nightmare of a job! Centex treated all contractors` employees like servants and would have workers fired and removed at the drop of a hat.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 01:16 PM in reply to
      Absolutely, workers should not drop their hats.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 08:22 AM
    They can't staff the 6 floors they have. How do the expect to staff another. And to set the record straight you can not be denied medical care if you don't have issurance. They have to treat you. It is against the law if they don't
  • by conservative democrat on Aug 9, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    someone needs to create some jobs because Rick Scott sure ain't !!
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      by Jeff on Aug 9, 2011 at 09:44 AM in reply to conservative democrat
      Its not his job to create jobs. That is never the govts job. However, he can create a business friendly state and I think he is doing just that.
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        by Leonardo on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM in reply to Jeff
        BUT Rickie SAID he would "create jobs". He had nothing to do with this, but will take credit. The "business friendly state" he's creating is toxic to the environment (he cares NOTHING about clean water, clean air and has gone out of his way to allow the destruction of land/ecosystems). A few jobs might be "created" but a lot of Florida is being destroyed LONG TERM for short term employment. The thing in the governor's mansion is a criminal ...
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      by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to conservative democrat
      You're absolutely right. The government(and Governor) can't create jobs, it's not their job anyway. Businesses create jobs, not government.
  • by Let's See Location: Tallahassee on Aug 9, 2011 at 06:52 AM
    Let's see if they treat people better than TMH and TMH Urgent Care, I went to TMH Urgent Care last night, I fell and hurt my foot/ankle pretty bad, I got pretty fast, the doctor came in asked if I had insurance and I told him NO they took xrays quick gave me a script for swelling and sent me on my way, no ice, no crutches, did not wrap it, woke up this morning and my ankle looked like I had a golf ball stuck in it, now I bet if I had insurance I would have got an ankle wrap, a walking boot, an ice pack, and some crutches, I hate how doctors/hospitals treat those without insurance like rodents, I work full time but my employeer does not offer insurance that is not my fault : (
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      by It IS your fault on Aug 9, 2011 at 07:38 AM in reply to Let's See
      It isn't my fault you don't have insurance, BUT it IS your fault. You can purchase it or find a job that offers it. I can't believe you are saying that it isn't your fault.
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      by GV on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:39 PM in reply to Let's See
      If all it needs is ice and a wrap,go get your own ice and go buy your own wrap and wrap it yourself.Why should me and others who buy their own insurance pay your bill?He wrote you a prescription,but I guess those should have been given to you,too,huh.Go buy yourself some insurance.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 01:15 PM in reply to Let's See
      Go get insurance. If you can't afford it go get a real JOB.
  • by tracey on Aug 8, 2011 at 04:48 PM
    crmc can't take care of the pt's they have on the 6 floors that are already there. how are they gonna take care of more?
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      by Anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 at 08:21 PM in reply to tracey
      amen to that. high tech doesn't mean competent staff. I went looking for a nurse one time because nobody answered the page for like 1/2 hour....she was down in the stairwell all glassy eyed. i kid you not. got myself out of there pronto.
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        by Alice on Aug 9, 2011 at 04:54 AM in reply to
        most of staff is from staffing companies i.e.traveling nurses.now remember CRMC ONLY takes INSURANCE CARRING PATIENTS you have no money you not seen and need sent to TMH I know since this happen to ME no tickety no washie
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          by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 08:23 AM in reply to Alice
          That is against the law, they have to care for those without insurance
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          by been there on Aug 9, 2011 at 08:54 AM in reply to Alice
          If you'll read the signs posted around the ER you'll see that they do (they have to) treat emergency cases without insurance (read the signs while I waited for my husband to come back from an x-ray...so I know they're there). I don't know about in-patient services as I have never been admitted to a hospital. But it wouldn't surprise me since CRMC is a privately owned hospital and (to my knowledge) does not receive funds outside of what they get from the patient's insurance. I doubt they receive any state, county, etc. help to supplement the money lost to those who don't/can't pay their own medical bills. As far as the nurses/staff...you're going to get good nurses, bad nurses, and amazing nurses everywhere. Your nurse may be terrible, but another patient's nurse down the hall may be awesome. Its the luck of the draw. Every doctor's office, ER, and urgent care center I've ever been to has both impressed and angered me. All you have to do is ask to speak to a supervisor or a social worker (usually on staff) and let them know. I promise you, they'll listen... it is in their own best interest to listen to you.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM in reply to Alice
          As a private hospital, they can turn away uninsured patients.
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          by insbiler on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM in reply to Alice
          I work for a specialist's office that goes to the ER to see patients. They go to CRMC and see patients every day that do not have insurance because part of my job is calling the patient later and setting up a payment plan for their hospital care. That is just not true that CRMC turns away patients that have no ability to pay.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to Alice
          I didn't say they turn patients away. What I said was "As a private hospital, they can turn away uninsured patients. ". See it says they CAN, not that they DO. If they did it would not be illegal as long as they are not getting any government funding.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 05:58 PM in reply to Alice
          That is where you are wrong! It is against the LAW to deny care whether they are a private hospital or not. If someone walk through the door they have to treat them regardless if they have insurance or not
  • by gretzky on Aug 8, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    I sure wouldn't want to be a patient during that construction. No way they can keep it quiet. No way.
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      by GV on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM in reply to gretzky
      Hospitals get added on to all the time.
  • by Derek Location: Wakulla on Aug 8, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    Before they build on they may want to provide good care in there ER. AN at lass count Capital Regional only had 6 floors so how are they going to add an 8th floor. Just saying
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      by Anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 at 02:51 PM in reply to Derek
      You can't spell, what makes me think you can count?
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        by math on Aug 9, 2011 at 08:56 AM in reply to
        6 2=8 Looks like they're going to build two floors on top of the existing 6. If they planned ahead when they built the original building, its entirely possible.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 04:32 PM in reply to math
          but that's not what the what the report said it said a 8th floor not a 7th an 8th floor
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      by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 07:37 AM in reply to Derek
      My family has gone to the Capital Regional ER a handful of times and we have always received great care and it was fast. Every visit we have been treated in less than 30 minutes. I have gone to the TMH ER twice, once by ambulance. It took four hours to see a doctor when I went by ambulance and 5 hours when I walked in. I was treated and released from Capital Regional in 1/4 of the time. I will continue to go there though it is further from my home.
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        by Elizabeth on Aug 9, 2011 at 04:34 PM in reply to
        you have insurance card handy?pay copay on the spot? lucky u
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          by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:47 AM in reply to Elizabeth
          how much is your health worth to you? mine is priceless so paying copay is fine
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