The college’s nurse-managed practice, Archer Family Health Care, celebrated its “Sweet Sixteen” this year with a party.
Faculty and staff, patients, community members and supporters were on hand at the practice to celebrate this milestone.
Archer Family Health Care is one of only 250 comprehensive, nurse-managed health centers in the country and is the only health care provider in Archer. It has served over 7,000 patients in and around Alachua County — more than five times the population of the city of Archer.
During the Sweet Sixteen party, Dean Anna McDaniel and Dr. Denise Schentrup, the practice’s lead nurse practitioner and the college’s associate dean for clinical affairs, made a special presentation dedicating the Sandra Seymour Exam Room. Dr. Sandra Seymour served as a faculty member of the College of Nursing for 40 years, teaching generations of Gator Nurses before retiring in 2009. As a family nurse practitioner, she provided compassionate care throughout the community, including at Archer Family Health Care.
Dr. Seymour passed away in 2012, but the significant difference that she made among her patients, students, family, mentees and colleagues has lived on. Throughout the year, alumni, friends, faculty and family members of Dr. Seymour generously contributed to establish the Sandra Seymour Memorial Fund at the College of Nursing. More than $34,000 was raised.
This memorial fund will support the efforts of the practice to continue to provide care to the underserved and uninsured in the community and allowed for the dedication of the Sandra Seymour Exam Room at Archer Family Health Care.