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HCA hospitals to add hundreds of medical residencies in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Times, November 15, 2012
The HCA hospital chain plans to begin training hundreds of additional physicians in the Tampa Bay area and across FL. Beginning in July 2014, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain plans a major expansion of its medical residency programs statewide, said Peter Marmerstein, HCA west Florida division president. Locally, it would start by training newly graduated doctors in internal medicine and general surgery at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson and Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Within 5 years, HCA expects to have 200 to 300 residents between the hospitals. Similar programs will launch at Brandon Regional Hospital and Blake Medical Center in Bradenton in July 2015, with plans to grow to another 200 to 300 residents.