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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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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster
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New Manufacturer Locates in Highlands County
06/08/2018 | Diversified CPC International has signed a 25-year lease that includes almost four acres of land