Florida Heartland ERO | tburroughs@co.okeechobee.fl.us | 1.863.697.6325 | ADDRESS:304 NW 2nd St. | Room 123 | Okeechobee, FL 34972


Florida has the #2 fastest growing biotech markets in the U.S.  South Central Florida is conveniently accessible to leading centers for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and the state’s biomedical research hub. Our location is exactly where a medical equipment or services supplier would want to position themselves.


Florida Hospital Heartland Employees Are Among World's Best-Performing Workforces

Adventist Health System (AHS), which is comprised of 43 hospital campuses including Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award, recognizing the organization as having one of the best-performing workforces in the world. AHS was presented the award during the Gallup Summit May 10-12, 2011, in Omaha, Nebraska. Read Article →


SFCC Expands LPN to RN Nursing Transition Program

South Florida Community College's Allied Health department has partnered with Heartland Workforce to expand its current Transition-Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Associate in Applied Science degree program. Read Article →



Lakeside Medical Center Celebrates First Year of Service

Lakeside Medical Center, with acute care hospital services, is Palm Beach County’s only public hospital. It serves the rural western communities along the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. Read Article →


New, Modern ER Enhances Hendry Medical Center

Hendry Regional Medical Center's 60-year-old, five-bed emergency room is no longer in service, but Glades residents have nothing to fear.  A new emergency department was unveiled Aug. 9, the culmination of a multi-year effort to replace a medical facility that opened when Harry Truman was president. Read Article →


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Okeechobee One of Four Sites Selected for FPL Solar Energy Center
03/05/2019 | JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)
Close to $1 Million for Infrastructure Improvements Awarded to Avon Park
01/10/2019 | The City of Avon Park, with the help of the Highlands County Economic Development office
Local College Awarded Nearly $2.3 Million for Manufacturing, Construction and Electronic Warfare Pro
11/16/2018 | Three new or expanded workforce training efforts will soon be launched in the Florida Heartland
Local High Schools Connect Students with Industry
11/05/2018 | The School Board of Highlands County and other community groups are employing innovative efforts
South Florida State College Launches Employee Training Courses
10/03/2018 | South Florida State College has launched a new catalog of corporate training. The courses award