Shepherd’s Hope to Host a Live, Virtual Panel Discussion on the State of Access to Healthcare in Central Florida

Apr 30, 2021 at 05:21 pm by pj

As our community begins to rebound from the pandemic and economic downturn, practical solutions are needed to help the increased number of people who lack healthcare insurance or adequate coverage. Shepherd’s Hope will be hosting the STATE OF HEALTHCARE ACCESS Town Hall on MAY 7, 2021 from 9am-10am.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Representative Kamia Brown, State Representative and Health Care Appropriation Committee Member


MODERATOR:  Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel, Taking Names Columnist



Pam Gould, President/CEO, Shepherd’s Hope

Veronica Acosta, MD, Director of Inpatient Medicine, Orlando Health, Health Central Hospital and Horizon West Hospital

Daniel Peach, MD Executive Director, Clinical Innovation AdventHealth

Rebecca Sayago, Executive Director, Primary Care Access Network

Donna Walsh, Health Officer, Florida Department of Health Seminole County


Our panelists will explore options for best practices and practical solutions to help our uninsured and underinsured neighbors, topics include:


  • The health and economic impact of the state of healthcare in Central Florida.
  • How COVID recovery is affecting underserved and unemployed residents.
  • The various resources available to ensure people do not pile on medical debt that makes rebounding even longer once they are re-employed.


We will also discuss the positive economic impacts these efforts have on our region’s economic growth. The Panel will conclude with a Q&A from the audience.


Advanced registration is encouraged. Please register:

HERE, or at