Partnership focuses on health of county residents

Partnership focuses on health of county residents

It’s been nearly a year since the Heart of Florida Health Center took over the primary health care services for low-income families previously provided by the Marion County Health Department.

Though the partnership has had its glitches along the way, both agencies believe the new system overall has been successful for area patients and the community.

Heart of Florida’s patient visits have grown by 70 percent since Oct. 1, the date it took over those primary care services.

It is now planning an expansion, hoping to jump from five locations to at least seven within the next year.

Read more here: http://www.ocala.com/article/20130910/ARTICLES/130909717/-1/NEWS?Title=Partnership-focuses-on-health-of-county-residents