Representatives from Florida’s long term care industry are meeting this week in Orlando and among the items on the agenda is honoring members of the Florida Legislature who were supportive of legislation that the industry supported during this year’s regular session.
Nearly a dozen lawmakers are being recognized at this week’s annual conference of the Florida Health Care Association, including Senate President Joe Negron, R-Plant City, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Lutz.
Other lawmakers being honored by the FHCA are Senators Rob Bradley, R-Orange Park; Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens; Anitere Flores, R-Miami; Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah; and Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland. House members who are being recognized for their;support include Daisy Baez, D-Coral Gables; Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park; Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa; Alex Miller, R-Sarasota; and Frank White, R-Pensacola.
“Florida is fortunate to have so many extraordinary supporters for our long term care residents and families, from the people who work in our care centers to the legislators who advocate on their behalf,” said Emmett Reed, FHCA executive director. “This conference is an opportunity to bring together so many people who tirelessly perform work that is challenging but so meaningful.”
FHCA serves almost a 1,000 members and represents over 500 long term care centers. Those centers provide skilled nursing, both post- and sub-accute care, short-term rehab, assisted living and other services to the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
FHCA, founded in 1954, is the oldest and largest organization advocating for long term care providers in Florida and the patients they serve.