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HCA Florida Capital Hospital opens a new rehabilitation center

A sterile room with monitors and examination tables.
Tom Flanigan
WFSU Public Media
One of the treatment rooms in the new rehabilitation center

The newly rebranded "H-C-A Florida Capital Hospital" has opened its latest addition. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Wednesday, April 20.
Hospital CEO Alan Keesee said the new $23 million, 27,000 square foot rehabilitation center will mean better patient outcomes.

"The purpose of rehabilitation is to really after you've had an acute stay at a hospital, to help you get back to your life and family."

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Chief Sue Dick said the new facility will also be a great economic development tool.

"Healthcare is the No. 1 important item we hear from anyone locating here or growing their families and creating businesses here."

And hospital head Keesee had more good news at the ribbon-cutting.

"We had zero COVID-19 patients a week ago. And that's the first time in two years that's occurred."

Meanwhile, HCA Florida Capital Hospital's growth spurt continues. The next grand opening will be next week for a neonatal intensive care unit.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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