CHI is the First Community Teaching Health Center in Florida

The Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI is the very first community health center to become a teaching health center in the State of Florida as of July 2014.“Our vision to become an educational institution of excellence is now realized,” said Colonel Brodes H. Hartley Jr., President and CEO at CHI. “CHI will be contributing to the national effort to train primary care clinicians to meet the needs of the many newly insured from the Affordable Care Act. It also brings a higher level of quality to the organization.

2990-1”Our GME program is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and CHI’s Ambulatory, Laboratory and Behavioral Health Services are accredited by The Joint Commission. The first residency class, which began in June 2014, includes 13 residents: four in Family Medicine, five in Psychiatry and four in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

While residents will graduate with CHI as their official training site, they will also rotate through local hospitals and with local specialists. Larkin Community Hospital and Jackson South Community Hospital will serve as affiliated hospitals, while the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine will serve as academic sponsor and Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution.

“This will increase CHI’s visibility in the health care community and improve our ability to recruit primary care clinicians over the next decade,” said Dr. St. Anthony Amofah, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Academic Officer at CHI.

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