Blog Post How To Improve Healthcare For Blacks In South Florida

How To Improve Healthcare For Blacks In South Florida
Dec

6

2013

How To Improve Healthcare For Blacks In South Florida

WLRN Miami, South Florida. By Rachel Morello. A panel of the area’s top medical professionals gathered Tuesday to discuss the state of healthcare for blacks in South Florida. The discussion, hosted by Legacy Magazine, addressed medical issues affecting African-Americans, who make up nearly a quarter of the South Florida population.

Mark Kent is chief executive officer of the CAC-Florida Medical Centers. He says increased patient education would greatly improve the state of black health care in South Florida communities.

“The state of black healthcare in America is abysmal, but its abysmal because we’re not questioning it,” Kent says. “Part of our overall issue is that we don’t educate ourselves enough before arriving to the appointment. There is a great need to educate and empower.”

 

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Mark Kent is the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Health Care in Evansville, Indiana operating several locations in Evansville and Newburgh, and an acute care hospital. Prior to joining Women’s Health Care he was the Chief Executive Officer of the CAC- Florida Medical Centers (a subsidiary of Humana, Inc) and was responsible for building this division from 18 locations to 58 locations with expansion across the state of Florida. Prior to assuming this position, he was Market President of the Ohio and Indiana Senior Products segment of the East Central Region with Humana growing this market from 47 thousand members to over 250 thousand members across Medicare and Group Retirement plan products.