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Florida Hospital Gifts Building Housing Pediatric Clinic to Community Health Centers, Inc.

Margaret Brennan, president and CEO of Community Health Centers, Inc., speaks after receiving a key symbolizing the transfer of ownership from Tim Cook, administrator of Florida Hospital Orlando.

Florida Hospital today gifted a 6,500-square-foot building housing a pediatric clinic to Community Health Centers, Inc.

Community Health Centers (CHC) has operated the clinic out of the building since 1996. By donating the building, Florida Hospital transfers an estimated $500,000 in assets to CHC.

CHC has been in Apopka since 1972, and offers dental services, family medicine, OB-GYN, pharmacy and more in a pair of neighboring buildings. More than 5,000 children receive treatment at the pediatric clinic each year.

"There's a great need for the services we provide to the uninsured here in Apopka," said Margaret Brennan, president and CEO of Community Health Centers. "And we're glad that this building transfer will allow CHC to continue to carry out this crucial work."

Florida Hospital Apopka Administrator Tim Cook added that ensuring access to health care is a key part of Florida Hospital's mission.

"Ensuring people can get the care they need is part of our focus on whole person health - treating the mind, body and spirit," Cook said.

During the handover, which was attended by dignitaries including Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, Cook gave Brennan a ceremonial key representing the transition in ownership.

"Together, we will continue to ensure all Apopkans have access to the medical care they need," Brennan said.

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