UF Health is preparing to expand care for patients with HIV in the Jacksonville area through the use of telemedicine, thanks to a $2.2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Aponte Torres had been working as an emergency room nurse at Puerto Rico Medical Center in San Juan for roughly two years. She loved being a nurse, but the island's struggling economy meant she was making much less than she would in the U.S. So in September, she applied to Florida Hospital's international nurse recruitment program.
Orange Park Medical Center has bought property and filed plans to build a free-standing emergency room off Normandy Blvd. near Lane Avenue.
Florida nurses can apply now for a multi-state license, which might boost their employment options.