PRESS RELEASE: Federally Qualified Health Center CEO Fulfills Mission

Ocala, FL, January 22, 2021 – Heart of Florida Health Center (HFHC), continues to fulfill its mission by doing its part in vaccinating residents of its community.

“Having the opportunity to partner with Florida Department of Health, area hospitals, and other community agencies to assist in providing the opportunity for Healthcare and Frontline Workers and the 65 and older community to get vaccinated has been a blessing.” said Jamie Ulmer, CEO. “We, as a community have seen the vital importance of vaccinating our residents and have come together to make it happen. In addition, we have the occasion to hold events in the African American communities to assist in closing the gap in healthcare disparities with COVID-19,” continues Ulmer.

Ulmer has been with HFHC for 3 years, coming from his last position of Chief Operating Officer at Rural Health Services, Inc. (RHS) in Aiken, South Carolina. Several projects Ulmer has brought to HFHC were developed and initiated while at RHS, including the restructuring of the Business Development and Community Outreach Departments, Behavioral Health Tele-Health Program, and an expansion of healthcare with a new Dental Program. Additionally, new programs include a 340B Pharmacy Program, Inmate Healthcare with the County Detention, and a forged partnership with a local hospital’s Residency Programs.

“We will continue to hold events to ensure all residents that want to be vaccinated have the means, as well as our own patients. The awareness, education, and prevention of this virus is imperative for all of us and has become my passion,” said Ulmer.

Ulmer is the son of James and Linda Ulmer III of Four Holes.  He is a graduate of Orangeburg Wilkinson and South Carolina State University.


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About Heart of Florida Health Center

Heart of Florida Health Center is a federally qualified nonprofit health center (FQHC) founded in 2009 as a successor to Community Health Services Inc. Its mission is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents by providing quality primary medical, dental and mental health services. HFHC has eight (9) sites: Belleview, Central, Dunnellon, East, Reddick, SW-Marion Oaks, Ocala West, Maternity, and Pediatric Dental location.

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Heart of Florida Health Center
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203 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Ste., #101
Ocala, FL 34470

Heart of Florida Health Center, recognized nationally for achieving highest Level III Patient Centered Medical Home Status and as a Quality Leader in the top 30% Clinical Outcomes, vision is to be the provider of the highest quality, affordable, patient-centered primary health care in Marion County.