Capital Regional Medical Center

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Capital Regional Medical Center is a hospital located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.

History[edit]

Capital Regional Medical Center is a fully accredited healthcare facility with more than 1,100 employees and 500 physicians. A 242-bed acute-care hospital and offers a Bariatric Center, Comprehensive Breast Center, Cancer Center, Family Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center w/PCI, 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon & Gadsden Counties, Certified Primary Stroke Center, Surgical Services, Heart & Vascular Center, Wound Care Center, Seniors First and affiliated physician practices.

Originally Capital Medical Center, the hospital opened in September 1979 and was owned by General Care Corporation. In September 1980, Hospital Corporation of America purchased GCC and the hospital became part of a multi-billion dollar corporation. In January 1982 the hospital officially became HCA Tallahassee Community Hospital. In 1982 and 1983, TCH gained a CT Scan service and opened its family center.

In June 1985, the Florida's Health & Rehabilitative Services granted TCH a Certificate of Need to expand and renovate the facility and with that TCH in 1986 opened a cardiac catheterization lab and broke ground for an $11 million expansion and renovation project. In 1988 HRS issued a final approval for TCH's renovated and expanded physical plant. In April 1989 HRS issued a final approval for TCH's open-heart surgical program.

From March 1990 through 1999, TCH began expanding services gaining an Intensive Care Unit, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, mammography suite, Wound Treatment Center, and began off pump coronary artery bypass surgical treatments.

Updating and remodeling construction in 2002 was designed by architect Michael Graves. In November of 2012 the hospital announce that it would be expanded upwards going from a 6 story building to an 8 story building. The 2 floors were added and completed in February 2013.

In late August 2014, Capital Regional Medical Center announced the addition of behavioral health services through an adult psychiatric inpatient unit. Also in early fall 2014, Capital Regional Medical Center opened an expansive patient parking area giving patients more parking and easier access to the facility.

Services[edit]

Women's Health Capital Regional Medical Center (CRMC) provides a wide range of women's health services including heart disease resources and education with the HerHeart Program, OB/GYN and Urogynecology services through Capital Regional Women's Health, and American College of Radiology accredited Breast Center, and our Family Center.

Capital Regional Medical Center (CRMC) contains the only emergency hyperbaric operation between Jacksonville, Florida and Pensacola, Florida. CRMC also contractually handles military personnel from Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia, Mayport Naval Station east of Jacksonville, and US Coastguard Sector Jacksonville[1]. The helipad at CRMC is capable of simultaneous landing of the Eurocopter EC 135 based at CRMC as well as the SH-60 Seahawk or UH-60 Black Hawk.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Caracciolo, Kevin, V.P., Human Resources, Capital Regional Medical Center, retrieved Sep. 15, 2008

Sources[edit]

http://capitalregionalmedicalcenter.com http://hcanorthflorida.com

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°28′34″N 84°13′54″W / 30.47622°N 84.23154°W / 30.47622; -84.23154