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Sarasota County Health Safety Net System of Care Collaboration

September 2011–Present

Sarasota County Health Safety Net System of Care Collaboration

The Purpose

The Sarasota County Health Safety Net System of Care Collaboration brings organizations together that provide healthcare to the underinsured and uninsured in Sarasota County, Florida. It is an effort by healthcare providers — in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape — to ensure that all Sarasotans receive quality care in the appropriate setting, regardless of their ability to pay.

Strengthening the Impact

The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of the Sarasota County Health Safety Net System of Care Collaboration by connecting healthcare organizations with consulting experts who facilitate development of plans to achieve long-term healthcare safety net sustainability. Participating organizations display exceptional leadership, a willingness to innovate, the capacity to dedicate time and expertise despite full workloads, a community-oriented culture, and a readiness to work together.

FAQs Click on frequently asked questions below to learn more about this initiative...

Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?

The Patterson Foundation works to strengthen existing collaborations and, in light of a challenging healthcare environment, is able to use its support to help the participating organizations.

What healthcare organizations are involved?

As of October 2016, the four entities collaborating within the Health Safety Net are the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County, Florida Department of Health in  Sarasota County, Friendship Centers, and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. These organizations have worked closely together over the past 5 years.

While these four meet regularly to discuss the Health Safety Net within the context of this work, these are not the only Sarasota County organizations helping to provide care to the uninsured and underinsured.

Who can I contact about the Sarasota County Health Safety Net System of Care Collaboration initiative?

For more information, contact initiative consultant Michael Corley: mcorley@thepattersonfoundation.org.


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