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October 20th Luncheon Meeting with Dr. David Szymanski, CEO & Executive Director of UNF MedNexus

  • October 20, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Channel Side, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32137


COVID-19 Update

Our commitment to the safety of our guests is of highest priority.  As such, Flagler Tiger Bay Club is following CDC guidelines and recommendations at this event.  Seating will be at 50% capacity.  Masks encouraged. 

Event Registration 

Advance registration and payment required.  $35 for Members and $40 for Guests. 

Early registration is encouraged.  Registration is limited due to 50% seating capacity.

Discussion Topic

UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast is located within the Town Center of Palm Coast and offers classrooms, offices and a skills lab for nursing students. UNF MedNexus is designed as a university-based medical and healthcare nexus that partners with local medical centers and connects healthcare providers with university students, faculty and researchers to addresses the growing healthcare needs in Florida. Dr. Szymanski will be sharing his vision of UNF MedNexus and what it means for Palm Coast and Flagler County.

About Our Speaker & UNF MedNexus

Dr. David Szymanski President Emeritus University of North Florida (UNF) recently left his position to become CEO and Executive Director of UNF MedNexus.  UNF MedNexus is the nation’s first comprehensive, university-based medical and healthcare nexus, further placing UNF at the center of Northeast Florida healthcare enterprise by connecting healthcare providers with university students, faculty and researchers. Dr. Szymanski first proposed UNF MedNexus in 2019.  MedNexus received $6 million in startup funds by the Florida State Legislature in the 2020- 2021 budget.

“UNF MedNexus is designed to meet the growing healthcare needs in Florida by linking resources across county lines and throughout the state in a collaborative effort to expand educational programs and enhance medical research. North Florida is a top destination for quality healthcare, including highly specialized services, and UNF is at the center of this medical ecosystem. The hub-and-spoke structure of UNF MedNexus allows the University of North Florida and its partners — healthcare providers, thought leaders, educational institutions, and researchers — to address the state’s growing and evolving healthcare needs, while providing pathways for Florida students to find healthcare positions in the state and beyond.”

UNF MedNexus is about students, jobs and our healthcare needs of our community, our state, and healthcare providers. UNF MedNexus will improve healthcare in the state by increasing the number of high-quality, well-trained medical professionals in Florida, while also advancing medical research and innovation.  Read more here. 

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