Media Release

Community Healthcare Access Meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:35 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and Gainesville City Commissioners will hold a joint special meeting on "Community Healthcare Access Concerns" on Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 5:30 p.m., in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (room 209) located in the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville).

Moderated by former Alachua County Health Department Director Tom Belcuore, the meeting will include an in-depth presentation by Shands Healthcare CEO Tim Goldfarb.  Other presenters include Jeff Feller of Well Florida, current Alachua County Health Department Director Jean Munden, North Florida Regional Medical Center CEO Ward Boston, and Dr. Thomas Beaver, President of the Alachua County Medical Society.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to the public concerning the future of healthcare access in light of the November 2, 2009 scheduled closing of Shands AGH.  Following the presentations there will be a question and answer period for the Boards and the citizens.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Cox Channel 12 and live online.  The meeting will be replayed on Ch. 12 and will be archived online for on demand viewing.  To access the County's Video on Demand site, click here.  To view the meeting live, scroll down to the Upcoming Live Events box.  For viewing on demand at a later time, scroll down to the Commission Special Meeting box and click on the Community Healthcare Access Concerns meeting.

For more information, call the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5226.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).