Now in its 17th year, Archer Family Health Care, or AFHC, continues to be a significant focus for the College of Nursing as a health care provider to the underserved, a clinical site for students and as a national model for other nurse-managed practices. AFHC is also one of the college’s five main initiatives for the current university-wide Go Greater fundraising campaign.
A recent $275,000 commitment by long-time supporters Bill and Patti Alcorn will provide much-needed updates, equipment, software and salaries for AFHC. AFHC’s Clinical Director and College of Nursing Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Denise Schentrup, D.N.P, ARNP, developed a “wish list”
of priority items that require funding. Specifically, this wish list included updates to the electronic health record program, the salaries for a part-time nurse provider and part-time social worker, phone upgrades and clinical equipment.
“With the Alcorns’ support, we are able to continue to serve our community and surrounding areas through Archer Family Health Care,” Schentrup said. “We would like to extend a sincere thank you to them as their generous gift has allowed us to continue the College of Nursing’s mission of teaching, practice and service, and at the same time provide quality health care to our community.”
The Alcorns are passionate about the availability of high-quality nurses to provide health care to the citizens of Florida, and they believe the College of Nursing is the solution. “We think the UF College of Nursing is very important in providing top-notch nurses to our state,” the Alcorns said. “We choose to support Archer Family Health Care because we feel it is a win-win — the clinic provides health care to a broad population of those with limited means while providing practical experience to the many nursing students who practice there.”
If you would like to support AFHC, contact Anna Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-273-6395 or give online.