Press Release

Family Health Residency Program/Family Health Center Grand Opening

Media Advisory

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Winter Haven, Fla., (Nov. 8, 2019) – The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at BayCare Health System (Winter Haven) is pleased to invite media and the community to a grand opening.

Those who attend will receive a tour of Winter Haven’s newest primary care clinic developed specifically to improve access to health care for Polk residents.

A ribbon-cutting will be held by the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and include comments from FSUCOM.  Light refreshments will be available and parking is free.


Thursday, November 14

5-7 p.m.

Winter Haven Family Health Center

1201 First St. S

Winter Haven, Florida


The residency program’s director, Dr. Nathan Falk, will be present and available for media interviews. For questions about the event, contact Nafari Vanaski at (863) 514-6388 or


About Florida State University College of Medicine

The Florida State University College of Medicine was founded in 2000 with a mission to educate and develop exemplary physicians who practice patient-centered health care, discover and advance knowledge, and are responsive to community needs, especially through service to elder, rural, minority and underserved populations.



About Winter Haven Hospital

Established in 1926, Winter Haven Hospital is a 529-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission. On Aug. 30, 2013, Winter Haven Hospital joined the Tampa Bay area-based BayCare Health System. More than 300 board-certified physicians comprise our medical staff, covering specialties such as orthopedics, open heart, obstetrics and gynecology, and emergency services. Winter Haven Hospital has more than 2,000 employees, making it east Polk County’s largest private employer, and has been recognized by Polk Works Workforce 2020 as one of the county’s best places to work. For more information, call (863) 293-1121 or visit


About BayCare

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.