Florida HCA hospitals recruit workers seeking jobs after Hurricane Michael

Several hospitals and medical facilities in HCA Healthcare's north Florida division participated in a job fair Dec. 20 to attract people seeking employment after Hurricane Michael, according to The News Herald.

Participating facilities, including Panama City, Fla.-based Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, reportedly were seeking to fill about 1,500 open positions. The positions included full-time, part-time and as-needed jobs for nurses, technicians and other workers.

"This is us responding to recent events in the area," Clara Blitch, division director of leadership and organizational development for HCA's north Florida division, told the Herald. "We just know there are a lot of people needing work."

The hurricane affected several  facilities in the Bay County area, including Panama City-based Bay Medical Sacred Heart, which sustained heavy wind and water damage. Bay Medical revealed on Dec. 4 it expects to lay off 635 staff members once it reopens next year.


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