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Mission, History & Vision

Our Mission

To improve access to quality health care for residents of Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Martin and Palm Beach Counties and stimulate the financial viability of providers and communities within the Network through planning and coordinated utilization of limited healthcare.

Our History

The Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network, Inc. (LORHN) was formed in 1994 under F.S. Chapter 381 (Public Health) Section 0406. LORHN is one of nine Rural Health Networks in Florida, with the common goal of ensuring that all rural residents have access to a continuum of affordable health care, and to champion the efficient and effective delivery of health care services in rural areas, via the integration of public and private resources, and the coordination of health care providers.

Our Vision

To provide for the special and specific needs of the residents, visitors, and businesses in the Lake Okeechobee area; with extended services to the rural counties of Glades, Hendry, and Okeechobee, and the rural communities of Martin and Palm Beach Counties.