Poor in Volusia County, FL, to get new doctor group
Orlando Sentinel, March 31, 2008
The West Volusia (FL) Hospital Authority, an agency that pays for low-income families in the county to get primary healthcare, has hired the nonprofit Northeast Florida Health Services to fill primary health needs for checkups and treatment for chronic health problems. Members of the hospital authority said the new contract will serve more people for less money, partly because the company qualifies for federal funding that the former clinic operator did not. The savings will be reinvested into patient care, including bigger medical facilities, according to the Hospital Authority.