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The line tells the story.
Walking down one hall of Florida Hospital Kissimmee, you can see the change when you cross the line. The line is where carpeting ends and the older linoleum starts. The line separates new beds and equipment on one side from the older things on the other side.
"The buck stops here," says Kissimmee Memorial spokeswoman April Medina as she stops at the line.
And the line is just one example of plans to renovate or upgrade equipment and services that didn't go off as originally planned.
Plans to upgrade the 120-bed hospital have been delayed for some time because of the uncertainty of the hospital's owners. Hospital owners typically don't want to spend money upgrading facilities if they are going to divest themselves of them.
The hospital, formerly called Kissimmee Memorial Hospital, has had three owners in a little over a year, and three administrators in five months.
The second owner -- Columbia Hospital Corp. -- involved the hospital in a proposed swap with another company before the second owner ended up selling the hospital to its current owner: Florida Hospital.
Antitrust concerns killed the Hospital swap deal. However, when the swap was still being considered, Columbia spokesman Lee Wood told Orlando Business Journal that uncertainty over the hospital's future likely had an affect on employer morale.
Columbia, now called Columbia Healthcare Corp., is …