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MED3000 Group Inc. Establishes $50,000 Fund for FSU College of Medicine

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By Nancy Kinnally
August 2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – MED3OOO Group Inc., a privately-held national health care management and technology company with a regional operation center in Pensacola, has established the MED3OOO Fund for Excellence in Medical Education with a $50,000 gift to the Florida State University College of Medicine.

The fund will support start-up costs, faculty recruitment and supplemental operational expenses for the College of Medicine and its Regional Medical School Campus in Pensacola.

“The gift reflects MED3OOO’s commitment to improving medical practice performance and patient care in the communities we serve,” said Ron Parker, president of MED3OOO Health Solutions, Southeast.

FSU’s medical students will be assigned to regional medical school campuses around the state, including one in Pensacola, for their third – and fourth – year clinical education. In each location, they will train with community physicians in local clinics and hospitals.

“FSU is quickly establishing itself as a progressive medical school focused on educating physicians who will practice the best 21st century medicine”, said Patrick Hampson, CEO of MED3OOO Group, Inc. “As a company that is always looking to the future, MED3OOO is proud to foster this exciting approach.”

The first new medical school to be created in the United States in 20 years, the FSU College of Medicine emphasizes the use of medical information technology in making medical practices more efficient and patient-centered.

Beginning in the first year, students learn to use handheld and laptop computers to access the latest medical information, check for drug interactions, download patient education materials, and enter and retrieve patient information. The emphasis is on employing state-of-the-art technologies, along with excellent patient communication skills, to provide more individualized, relationship-based care.

Dr. Joseph E. Scherger, dean of the medical school, said that through its generous gift, MED3OOO has demonstrated a shared interest in providing the highest quality patient care.

“By working with forward-thinking institutions and companies like MED3OOO, the FSU College of Medicine and its graduates will help advance the quality of medical practice throughout Florida,” Scherger said.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., with regional operation centers around the country, MED3OOO specializes in long-term relationships with physicians, hospitals and health plans focused on achieving improved clinical outcomes, operational results and financial returns through evidence-based management and technology. For more information, please visit MED3OOO.com.