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Local Newborns Add Joy as Facility Celebrates Transition to HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

What: Babies born at HCA Florida Healthcare facilities across the state on March 3, helped celebrate the launch of the new statewide brand in style. Dressed in its signature orange, 106 Florida babies now share a birthday with HCA Florida Healthcare, a leading collaborative healthcare network in the state. 

HCA Florida Healthcare united approximately 11,000 physicians, 77,000 colleagues, 49 hospitals and more than 350 physician practices, freestanding emergency rooms and other sites of care on March 3, 2022. Locally, that includes HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin-Hospital, HCA Florida Twin Cities Hospital, HCA Florida Navarre Emergency and HCA Florida Destin Emergency. For more details, please visit our online newsroom and see a full list of facility names. 
Where: HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, formerly Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

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Pictured is Eleanor Marie Lynn Dunn, child of Sarah Dunn, born on March 3, 2022. She is one of several babies born at HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, formerly Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, who now share a birthday with HCA Florida Healthcare.  

Why: HCA Florida Healthcare is here for all families in Florida, at every stage of their lives. Our experienced care teams are focused on listening to their needs and fostering an environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. As a comprehensive and connected network, HCA Florida Healthcare continually strives to improve quality, expand patient access to care, address the ongoing nursing shortage, respond during times of disaster, advance diversity in healthcare and fund and collaborate with non-profit organizations to address high-priority community needs.

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