Bradenton Area Convention Center Longboat Key Room 6:00 p.m. - May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014 - Health Care Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Health Care Discussion


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Karen Windon, Deputy County Administrator, X3799

Brenda Rogers, Director, Community Services Department, X3489

Action Requested
Work Session.  No Action Required

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in regular session the Board of County Commissioners instructed staff to arrange work sessions for Board members to hear from the public regarding healthcare in Manatee County. The BCC further instructed that the Work Sessions should be held in the evening and held before the regular meeting of the BCC on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

The Work Session is designed to provide constructive feedback and ideas on ways to solve community wide health care issues. Round table discussions will provide opportunity for the public to discuss related topics with County Commissioners. Topics will include: access to health care, prevention, funding, planning and preparation to name a few. Each topic will be discussed for approximately 20 minutes. A table moderator and scribe will be assigned to each group. After 20 minutes participants will be asked to move to another table to discuss another aspect of healthcare related issues impacting the local community. The same format and topics will be addressed at the second Work Session on Tuesday June 3, 2014.

Additionally, an electronic forum for thoughts and ideas to be submitted will be available to provide an alternative for public comment for those not able to attend either Work Session or who may like to comment after thinking about the topics. All notes and comments will be posted for public view, a summary will be provided to Commissioners prior to the June 17, 2014, regular Board meeting.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs