Check Presented to Benefit the Upcoming Chipola Quick Care Location in Alford

Pictured from Left to Right, Jim Platt, CEO; Jill Miller, Executive Director of Jackson Hospital Foundation; Dr. John Spence; Dr. Mark Akerson; Brooke Donaldson, COO; Ronni Bowen, Senior Vice President of Clinic Operations.

Jill Miller, Executive Director of Jackson Hospital Foundation, recently presented a check in the amount of $75,000 to benefit the upcoming Chipola Quick Care location in Alford.  This generous gift was made possible through fundraising efforts by Jackson Hospital Foundation. The funds will go towards the purchase of furnishings for Chipola Quick Care –Alford which is scheduled to open in April of 2021.

Jackson Hospital Foundation hosts several major fundraising events each year such as the Annual Wine Tasting, Spring Gala, Dr. James T. Cook, Jr Memorial Golf Classic, and Lights of Love.

Jim Platt, Jackson Hospital CEO, commented, “We are thrilled to bring the services of Chipola Quick Care to the Alford community.  This will allow urgent care needs to be met in Alford and the surrounding areas.”

Dr. Mark Akerson and Dr. John Spence will serve as Medical Directors for the Chipola Quick Care location in Alford which will be located at 1798 Georgia Street.

About Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent recognition, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board.  Jackson Hospital is an iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.  The hospital was named in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals:  Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care.  The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%.  The hospital was designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program, awarded Baby Friendly distinction and received the Florida Award by ACHA and the Florida Department of Health for Safely Reducing Primary CSections

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