Picture of FWBMC CEO, Superintendent Jackson, and TCH CEO with CBRA Award.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital Receive Commissioners Business Recognition Award for Okaloosa County School District

“On behalf of Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, I am pleased to recognize our partnership with HCA’s local hospitals, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) and Twin Cities Hospital (TCH)”, stated OCSD Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson.  “This is a great model. They have been able to provide our schools with the latest innovative medical techniques to care for students, their parents and our teachers.”

FWBMC and TCH also provide our schools with Athletic Trainer support at sporting events.  The trainers provide on-the-spot treatment and care for all student injuries occurring during the game.  Both hospitals also provide much needed financial support for our booster clubs, band activities, and overall school events.  Additionally, TCH provides a great deal of support to our STEMM Academy in Valparaiso, and our ‘Future Docs’ club at Niceville High School.  At the Okaloosa Technical College and Choice HS, TCH provides OCSD students opportunities to observe and assist in various aspects of patient care at the hospital.  This is a great way our students get out of the classroom and prepared for real-world careers.

“These hospitals are involved with our District in many facets, and we are proud to recognize them as Okaloosa’s 2016 Commissioner's Business Recognition Award recipients,” stated Jackson.

The Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards (CBRA) program was established in 1987 by the Florida Commissioner of Education.  This program recognizes businesses from around the state of Florida that have shown the most commitment, creativity and innovation in bringing about positive change to schools and school districts.  The honorees are selected by each school district, based on the significant impact the business partnership had on the students in a particular K-12 public school or district wide.