Sun Coast Hospital, Largo, Fla., is looking for a new partner after University Community Health, Tampa, ended a six-year collaboration, according to reports. The 300-bed facility, a teaching hospital for osteopaths, has been approached by several different entities, according to one official quoted in a local news report who declined to identify any of the suitors.
Sun Coasts break with four-hospital University Community, the third-largest healthcare system in the Tampa Bay area, took effect March 1. Officials from Sun Coast and University Community did not return calls at deadline. -- by Michael Romano