Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 24, 2017
REVISED January 24, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #10

Centerstone of Florida Psychiatric Residency Program - Resolution in Support of State Funding


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Windon, Deputy County Administrator

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-17-019 supporting State funding for Centerstone Psychiatric Residency.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • Centerstone is a community behavioral health provider, providing psychiatric services for over 60 years.
  • Currently, there is a local and statewide shortage of  psychiatrists.
  • Centerstone operates a psychiatric residency in partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Northside Hospital (St. Petersburg, Florida) to train 16 psychiatric residents annually.
  • As a free-standing psychiatric hospital, Centerstone is not eligible for General Medical Education funding.
  • There is an important public purpose for appropriating public state funds to the residency program to increase the number of psychiatrists working locally and to ensure the ongoing availability of psychiatric, addictions, and integrated medical care for citizens in need of such services.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please email copies of the Resolution to Karen Windon (karen.windon@mymanatee.orgl) and to Diane Vollmer (diane.vollmer@mymanatee.ortg).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-17-019.pdf