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USF Health Out at Villages Clinic

Officials of USF Health & The Villages Health primary care network at the 2013 groundbreaking of USF Health Specialty Care Center.
Officials of USF Health & The Villages Health primary care network at the 2013 groundbreaking of USF Health Specialty Care Center.

The University of South Florida has dropped its $4 million specialty clinic project in the Villages senior community after just six months, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Officials of USF Health & The Villages Health primary care network at the 2013 groundbreaking of USF Health Specialty Care Center.
Credit Eric Younghans / USF Health
Officials of USF Health & The Villages Health primary care network at the 2013 groundbreaking of USF Health Specialty Care Center.

According to USF officials, the center just couldn't make enough income to succeed, primarily due to having enrolled 6,000 of the needed 20,000 residents in a Medicare managed care plan from United Healthcare.

According to the Times, USF turned over operations to for-profit partner Villages Health in June, so the center will continue to remain open for patients.

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