Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefs

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JIA GETS TWO NEW DAILY FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK CITY

First Coast residents will have two new ways to get to the Big Apple later this year, with American Airlines adding a flight to New York's LaGuardia Airport in November and Delta Air Lines resuming service to John F. Kennedy International Airport in December.

Beginning last month, American has had one nonstop flight from Jacksonville International Airport to LaGuardia every day. On Nov. 4, the airline will add a weekend flight, which will leave JIA at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Delta, meanwhile, will restart the service it ended earlier this year. Beginning Dec. 16, Delta will run a daily nonstop flight to JFK, leaving Jacksonville at 2 p.m.

The new services join the daily flights JetBlue Airways Corp. runs between JIA and JFK.

Timothy Gibbons/The Times-Union

NEMOURS TRIES AGAIN IN ORLANDO HOSPITAL BID

Nemours, on Wednesday, filed a second application with state regulators to build a children's hospital in Orlando. A decision is expected later this year, Nemours said.

The application calls for a 95-bed hospital. The hospital project represents a capital investment of about $260 million, in addition to the planned clinic and related facilities, Nemours said.

Regulators, in June, rejected Nemours' initial plan to construct a children's hospital. The Jacksonville-based pediatric group appealed the ruling.

"Nemours has not demonstrated its proposed hospital and health care delivery system is unique or would be superior to what is currently available in the proposed service area," regulators said earlier this year.

Proposals for new hospital construction in Florida must be approved by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). That approval is based on factors, including financial feasibility of the project, the need for the additional facility and a project's effect on competition. …

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