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Gulf Coast Medical Center Changes Name

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Gulf Coast Medical Center today announced plans to change its name to Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. "The addition of the word "Regional" is important as it reflects the breadth of services we will be adding and expanding with Maternal Fetal Medicine for high-risk pregnancies, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Telemedicine and a number of pediatric sub-specialties," said Carlton Ulmer, president and CEO at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center.

As part of the regional strategy, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has formed clinical affiliation partnerships with Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Chipley, FL), Doctors Memorial Hospital (Bonifay, FL) and Jackson Hospital (Marianna, FL). Through the affiliations, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center can partner with rural hospitals to provide state-of-the-art services to the residents that live in those wonderful communities.In October, the hospital unveiled a new 42-bed critical care wing that includes a 20-bed adult-level Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an 18-bed NICU and a four-bed PICU. The ICU capacity was increased by eight beds and it contains all of the latest equipment needed for the delivery of evidence-based care, while focusing on the patient and providing a family-centered approach to care. The NICU expanded from a 10-bed Level II unit with the capacity to provide Level III care in January 2014. Many of the babies we currently transfer to Pensacola, Gainesville or Birmingham will be able to stay here with their families.

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