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TMH and FSU College of Medicine Sign Affiliation Agreement

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Contact: Ron Brafford
March 25, 2003 850 431- 5876

Florida State University, its College of Medicine, and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare will announce the signing of an affiliation agreement through which TMH would work closely with the College of Medicine in the education of medical students. Today's press conference will take place at Tallahassee Memorial's Family Practice Residency Program, 1301 Hodges Drive, at 12:30 p.m.

A key feature of this agreement is the expanded role of the TMH Family Practice Residency Program and its faculty in the education and training of students. The TMH Residency Program becomes affiliated with the FSU College of Medicine and its faculty will be offered faculty appointments. College of Medicine faculty will do some teaching at the Residency Program.

The Family Practice Residency Program is a fully accredited, full-service medical practice as well as a teaching facility. Its mission is to provide outstanding training for Family Practice Residents while providing excellent patient care.

"The process was easy and pleasant," said Duncan Moore, President/CEO of TMH. "We met first with Dr. Wetherell, then with Dr. Harris. We both quickly identified our areas of common interest and then crafted our affiliation agreement. TMH looks forward to a long, positive relationship with the FSU College of Medicine."

"We are pleased to get this accomplished," said Dr. Ocie Harris, FSU's College of Medicine dean. "TMH has much to offer and we are pleased to add it to our list of hospital teaching centers located elsewhere in Florida."