Taxpayer Money Saved Through Department of Health Efficiencies
January 14, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2013
Contact: Communications Office
~ Consolidation efforts to save DOH $750,000 per year ~
TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health is on the move. A consolidation effort that will render more business efficiencies and reduce operational costs began today at the DOH central office. This effort comes just weeks after being presented the Governor's Cost Savings Award for efficiencies and will save Florida's taxpayers $750,000 annually in building lease and facilities costs.
The Department recently completed reorganization as part of efficiency measures outlined in HB 1263. This space consolidation serves to further integrate functions and foster collaboration between the Department's programs that will better serve the people of Florida.
"As public servants, we continue to identify ways to become more efficient with the funds allocated to us," said State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong. "This consolidation is one way to provide cost savings that can in turn result in the provision of additional health services for the people of Florida."
The Governor's Cost Savings Award highlighted efficiencies within the agency which resulted in more than $1,122,483 in savings thanks to efforts within the Department's Divisions of Community Health Promotion and Children's Medical Services to reduce administrative costs.
The Department continues working to identify additional cost saving measures by further streamlining business processes.
To learn more about the Department of Health, please visit www.floridahealth.gov.
DOH protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.