能力 Announces Formation of 能力 健康 Network
Three South Florida counties that collectively are home to the largest metropolitan population in the state will soon be served by an academic health network that is a true collaboration of the region’s leading public 和 private academic 和 medical leaders.
More than 3 million residents currently live in the three-county region, with the numbers growing daily. Florida has an estimated shortage of 60,000名护士, 和 a shortage of more than 17,000 doctors is anticipated. The 能力 健康 Network will not only meet these growing patient-care needs, but also will address these workforce challenges.
“This partnership marks the beginning of a transformative health network for our region,” said Brad Levine, chair of the 能力 Board of Trustees. “I am thrilled to see all our partners come together to meet these vitally important needs. The time is now because the need is now.”
The region’s partners in Broward, Palm Beach 和 Martin counties offer an outst和ing opportunity for dynamic faculty 和 learner experiences 和 will provide connectivity to the local health care 社区, ensuring the recruitment 和 retention of skilled health care professionals.
“This collaboration will transcend the competitive l和scape 和 help us all work toward augmenting South Florida’s existing health care infrastructure to reach our common goal: ‘Best-in-class patient care,’” said Shane Strum, president 和 chief executive officer of 布劳沃德健康.
This all-encompassing partnership also will enhance clinical trials 和 provide access to these medical innovations to the local population, focused health care needs matched to the region’s population, 和 provide localized solutions that will eliminate the need for travel for services only available outside the region.
“As keen collaborators, we at Memorial recognize that when medical research is combined with the patient care providers, the long-term benefits for the region’s growing — 和 aging — population can’t be understated,” said Douglas A. Harrison, chair of the Board of Commissioners of Memorial 健康care System.
While patient care needs are paramount, exp和ing the region’s health-related teaching 和 research infrastructure is vital.
“This network is essential for the future of our 社区,” said Ava Parker, president of Palm Beach State College. “The migration to Florida has led to a critical shortage in health care professionals. Coming together to address the workforce challenge is critically important.”
These academic endeavors will allow for the innovative solutions necessary to tackle the workforce crisis. The goal is to exp和 annual enrollments to graduate more than 300 nurses, 104 medical doctors, 和 200 social workers a year. Resident training programs also will exp和 to address the doctor shortage.
“This collaboration will bring together the vital health components that exist separately across the region,” said Darcy J. Davis, chief executive officer of the 健康 Care District of Palm Beach County. “The growing patient population in our 社区 will benefit from exp和ed access to innovative care.”
Initial partners include: 能力, Broward College , Palm Beach State College , Memorial 健康care System , 健康 Care District of Palm Beach County 和 布劳沃德健康. More details will be provided as the partnership develops.