Lack of neurosurgeons forces Florida medical center to divert trauma victims
St. Petersburg Times, February 28, 2008
A shortage of neurosurgeons at St. Petersburg, FL-based Bayfront Medical Center has prompted emergency workers to take trauma victims to Tampa hospitals. Bayfront has long struggled with keeping enough neurosurgeons for emergency calls, but the hospital was pushed into a crisis when two of its four neurosurgeons stopped working call. The medical center's troubles are the latest sign of a Florida-wide shortage of medical specialists willing to work emergencies.
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