Carali McLean, LCSW, Director of Quality, Risk Management, and Compliance featured in WUFT’s “Greater Good” on PBS

Carali McLean, LCSW, Director of Quality, Risk Management, and Compliance, was recently featured in WUFT’s “Greater Good” on PBS in a segment on NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Heart of Florida Health Center Opens New Ocala Headquarters

The Ocala Star Banner has published an article about our new Ocala Headquarters.

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Heart of Florida Health Center’s CEO named Man of Influence 2020

Heart of Florida Health Center’s CEO named Man of Influence 2020 by Ocala Magazine.

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New Main Location Opens to Patients and Our Central Location is Expanding

Great news for Marion County!

Heart of Florida Health Center is excited to announce increased appointment access with the OPENING of our NEW HFHC MAIN LOCATION and the expansion of our HFHC Central Location!CONTINUE READING >

Heart of Florida Health Center mentioned in new Ocala Style article “Front Line Heroes.”

Ocala Style has a new article that details the local impact of Covid-19 and the ways that our local health community is responding. In the article, our CEO Jamie Ulmer is quoted as follows:

“These last few weeks have been a true testament to the commitment and dedication that every one of our Heart of Florida Health Center employees have to this organization and community. We have provided necessary access to healthcare including dental, as well as screening and testing HFHC and non-HFHC patients for the coronavirus, ultimately ensuring our hospitals can stay focused on COVID-19 patients,” he offered. “We are proud to be a part of the incredible team of healthcare providers, organizations, and local officials caring for and keeping the residents of Marion County well and safe.”

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New CEO tapped to lead Heart of Florida Health Center

Originally published in the Ocala Star Banner
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The Heart of Florida Health Center will have a new chief executive officer after Jan. 3. The agency’s board is hiring Jamie Ulmer to head the organization, which provides medical and dental care predominately to the poor.

Ulmer, who is currently the chief operating officer at Rural Health Services, Inc., in Aiken, South Carolina, will take the post left vacant by former CEO Rich Mutarelli.

While in Aiken, Ulmer restructured Rural Health’s business development and community outreach departments as well as the organization’s behavioral health and psychiatry tele-health program and expanded services to include a new dental program, according to a press release from Heart of Florida.

“The healthcare field has been a lifelong passion that has culminated in this wonderful opportunity,” Ulmer said in the press release. “It is an honor to serve at the pleasure of this great board of directors, as our highest priorities are to take care of our employees, ultimately accomplishing high quality healthcare to the residents of Marion County. My wife Bethany and I are ecstatic about the move and becoming members of this great community.”

Heart of Florida served about 48,000 medical patients this fiscal year and nearly 10,000 dental patients.

Heart of Florida is a federally qualified health center, meaning it is qualified to receive Medicaid, Medicare and other federal help for opening new facilities in areas that have a demonstrated need. About 36 percent of clients are uninsured.

Heart of Florida board chairman Thomas Buss said Ulmer was the CEO of choice to move the organization forward.

“We are humbled by our outstanding team in maintaining HFHC‘s mission as we have searched nationally, and with great excitement found a high-quality new commander in chief that will lead this great organization into the next chapter of its future success for our patients and our community,” Buss said in the press release.

CAHPS Survey Results: Patient Experience Ratings Based On Location

Many thanks to all of you who have participated in the CAHPS survey sent out by our electronic health record vendor, eClinicalWorks! One of the things we are focusing on from the results of the surveys is access to your health care team.


Featured Board Member: Sarahi Lara

Sarai Lara ImageSARAHI LARA was elected to the Heart of Florida Health Center Board of Directors in July of 2017. Sarahi has a degree in Healthcare Management and utilizes that background in her career working at a local hospital. Her children are seen at one of the HFHC locations and she is looking forward to serving on the Board as a consumer representative of the services provided. Sarahi has been warmly welcomed by the HFHC Board of Directors and looks forward to volunteering her time to serve the worthy mission of this health center.

The Success of Their Campaign As It Comes To An End

Measure Up Marion discusses their successful campaign as it comes to an end. As well as how HFHC is a part of bringing healthy living awareness to our community.



FPRA 2017 Golden Image Award

Measure Up Marion County and Heart of Florida Health Center

CONGRATULATIONS to Maclyn Walker, Ginger Broslat, and the Measure Up Marion County team on their 4 FPRA IMAGE AWARDS including the largest award of the evening.… The 2017 Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year for Institutions!  They are also winners of the State Wide 2017 Golden Image Award!