PRESS RELEASE: Heart of Florida Health Center Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Ocala, FL, December 19, 2017 – Heart of Florida Health Center, (HFHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Ulmer as Chief Executive Officer.  He will assume responsibilities on 3 January 2018 and will succeed Rich Mutarelli.

Jamie is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Rural Health Services, Inc. in Aiken, South Carolina. During that time, he oversaw all services, activities, and operations of the Organization including the restructuring of the Business Development and Community Outreach Departments, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Tele-Health Program, and an expansion of healthcare with a new Dental Program.

“The Healthcare Field has been a lifelong passion that has culminated in this wonderful opportunity.  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.” states Jamie Ulmer.

 “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!” states Thomas Buss, Board Chairman.

Mr. Ulmer is a retired United States Army Medical Service Corps officer with over 24 years of service and multiple combat tours.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for his tour in Iraq.  He has a dual Master of Arts Degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science from South Carolina State University.  He has served as the Fort Jackson, SC Installation Public Health Administrator and the South Carolina State Government Emergency Medical Services for Children Public Health Administrator. While serving in the Armed Forces, he was an Executive/Operations Officer and Director of Human Resources.

Jamie is married to Bethany and they have three girls Ahzia, Sasha, and Carrington.


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, 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.