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USF Health Gets $3.6M Gift for Geriatrics Training in The Villages

With a $3.6 million gift from a supremely successful alumnus, University of South Florida will launch a training program for medical residents who want to specialize in care of older patients, USF announced Friday in a press release.

The training program will be located in The Villages,  south of Ocala. USF Health is already conducting population-health studies in The Villages, the nation's largest retirement community.

USF alumnus Peter R. Baronoff, chairman and CEO of Promise Healthcare, offered the gift for an Endowed Directorship in Geriatrics for USF Health. Promise Healthcare has 13 hospitals that specialize in long-term care for patients who need more intensive treatment than a skilled nursing facility can provide; one of them is in The Villages.

Baronoff will become a member of the USF Foundation board.

For more information, see the USF web site.

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