Capital Regional Medical Center changing its name in 2022

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 12:21 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 2:21 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Capital Regional Medical Center confirms it will be changing its name in 2022.

A spokesperson for CRMC confirms the hospital will be part of the new “HCA Florida Healthcare” brand, but the actual name will not be made public until next March.

A flyer recently mailed out by HCA says “HCA Florida Healthcare is uniting our more than 400 sites of care - including hospitals, physician practices and other facilities across the state - under one name to create a connected and collaborative healthcare experience.”

CRMC spokesperson Rachel Stiles says it should be a seamless transition for patients.

“Patient access to caregivers - including facility hours of operation, websites, phone numbers and health insurance coverage - will not be impacted,” Stiles said in a statement released Tuesday.

The president of HCA Healthcare’s North Florida division says the new name is designed to make it easier for patients to access care across the state.

“Our work to connect our hospitals and other care sites with a unified brand is ongoing and patients remain our top priority across all HCA Healthcare facilities, including Capital Regional Medical Center, which has been serving the community for 40+ years as a HCA Healthcare hospital,” Richard Hammett said. “Our patients and community will learn more about this exciting development in the spring of 2022.”

Capital Regional’s website says the hospital has been owned by HCA since September 1980.

The new name - which will be unveiled in March 2022 - will be the hospital’s fourth. It started as Capital Medical Center, changed its name to Tallahassee Community Hospital a few years later and eventually to Capital Regional Medical Center.

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