Investing in Tomorrow’s Health Heroes

The nation is in the midst of a healthcare staffing crisis, and that makes this a critical time for our educational institutions. That’s why this Youth & Health edition of Central Florida Health News takes a closer look at some of the local institutions and programs working hard to ensure the healthcare workers of tomorrow are primed and ready.

Inside, you’ll find an article on the graduates of the inaugural class of BayCare’s Family Medicine Residency Program who have chosen to remain in the area and practice locally. We also talked with AdventHealth’s Dean of Nursing at Polk State College about the responsibilities of the new position and what she hopes to accomplish. Southeastern University is expanding their offerings to include an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, and we’ve got more details on that inside.

On behalf of the Polk County Medical Association, we are excited to see all the resources available to secure a healthier tomorrow.

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