PRESS RELEASE: Heart of Florida Health Center Awarded $90K “Quality Leader”

Ocala, FL, September 17, 2019 – Heart of Florida Health Center, has been recognized and awarded $90,000 from Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for displaying the highest levels of quality performance in the 2018 Calendar Year. 

Heart of Florida Health Center (HFHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Marion County, for the second consecutive year has been recognized as one of the awardees in the state of Florida. 

This one-time grant provides recognition and support for health centers that displayed high levels of quality performance in Calendar Year 2018 Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting and health centers with one or more sites with continued patient centered medical home recognition (PCMH). HFHC is Level III PCMH status awarded from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. 

“I would like to acknowledge and commend Dr. Tabatha Downey, CMO and Sherri Lewis, ARNP, COO for their leadership with this achievement; as well as our entire clinical team for their continued focus on providing quality care for our patients.” Jamie Ulmer, CEO added. 

“We are extremely proud of the efforts of our Quality Program. Our team remains committed to supporting our patients in medical care and education for them to live their healthiest lives.,” said Tabatha Downey, M.D., Chief Medical Officer. 


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
Administrative Office
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.