West Florida Hospital and Achieve Escambia Announce New Partnership


West Florida Healthcare Signs Partnership with Achieve Escambia

All Local Health Providers United in Improving Education

PENSACOLA (March 8, 2018) – West Florida Healthcare has agreed to partner with Achieve Escambia. This new alignment signifies West Florida Healthcare’s commitment to helping improve education outcomes across Escambia County for generations to come.

“We are so thankful that West Florida Healthcare has joined this movement,” said Kimberly Krupa, director of Achieve Escambia. “West Florida CEO Carlton Ulmer shares our vision of aligning efforts across the community so our young people have the best opportunity to achieve success, cradle to career.”

West Florida’s support of Achieve Escambia means the Pensacola community’s three largest health providers are each supporting this collaborative approach to improve educational and workforce outcomes.

“Health and educational outcomes are closely tied together,” said Carlton Ulmer, CEO of West Florida Healthcare. “Achieve Escambia is a natural fit for us. The more we can help families and students live healthier lives, the better our kids will do in the classroom.”
Organizations taking part in the Achieve Escambia partnership share a vision and strategy for improving cradle to career outcomes through a structured, evidence-based, long-term approach.

“Having the support of all three local health systems is a big deal,” Krupa said. “As we work with our healthcare community to align efforts, more doctors, parents, students and even educators will understand that we all have an important role to play in getting children ready for school and ready to succeed once they’re done.”

Jill Thomas