Judge Tom Gallen joins Manatee County Rural Health Services board
Contact: Pat McKanic, Pat McKanic &
Associates (941) 284-2386
Thomas Gallen joins Manatee County Rural Health Board of Directors
(Bradenton, FL)—Judge Thomas Gallen has joined the
Manatee County Rural Health Services Board of Directors. Judge Gallen is a Senior
Circuit Court Judge for the 12th Judicial Circuit.
He previously served as Chief Judge of the 12th
Judicial Circuit Court from 1998-2002. He was Circuit Judge of the 12th
Judicial Circuit from 1985-2002, serving in the Criminal Felony; Civil Trail;
Family Law; Juvenile and Probate/Guardianship divisions.
Judge Gallen also served as a member of the Florida
Senate from the 24th District from 1972-1978, and as a member of the
Florida House of Representatives from 1965-1972. He was a member of the firm of
Miller Gallen Kaklis and Venable Attorneys at Law, a general practice law firm
with emphasis in Real Property Litigation and Real Estate Law, from 1960-1985. He
holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of
Science degree in Business Administration from Florida State University.
Judge Gallen is also a decorated veteran, having
served in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) unit.
mission is to deliver the highest quality primary and specialty care and
preventative health education to anyone who needs our services, regardless of ability
to pay. MCRHS is the largest
Federally Qualified Health Center in the southeastern United States, based on
the number of patients and patient visits. In fiscal 2011, MCRHS’ providers saw 88,800 patients, accounting for a total of
429,734 patient visits, and provided services to nearly 70 percent of all
residents in our service areas that live at or below the Federal Poverty Level.
MCRHS has received
accreditation from the Joint Commission, the
national accrediting organization for healthcare providers, for 14 consecutive
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