MCR Health Services

President & CEO Message




Walter L. Presha, President & Chief Executive Officer
Walter L.
"Mickey" Presha

President & Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of all the dedicated men and women of MCR Health Services, I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our updated web site. We're proud of our organization and of the service we provide to our community.

MCR Health Services is a private, not-for-profit medical group comprised of more than 180 medical providers, 650 employees and 100 independent contractors. With more than 25 health care centers, 2 mobile units, 9 pharmacies and 5 administrative sites spread over three separate counties, MCR Health Services is the largest, most diversified, Federally Qualified Health Center in the southeastern United States. We are proud to say that 69% of all the babies born in Manatee County and 100% of those born in DeSoto County were delivered by MCR Health Services physicians.

For 37 years, MCR Health Services has served the poor and underserved in our communities with the mentality of a "Provider of choice."

Our group is not only compassionate, but also innovative, creating home-grown health care reform since the very beginning, when a group of concerned citizens leased an abandoned schoolhouse for $1 to open our first office. Since then, we have become a model of community-based care and preventive education that has been studied nationwide. Our achievements include:

It has been my privilege to provide leadership for this fine medical group since 1984. With the support of a dedicated board of directors, our providers and staff have consistently provided a quality of care that can only be attained by those with a true sense of mission and a sincere interest in caring for the needs of others. Their passion for quality service gives me confidence that the success that we have enjoyed to date will continue and grow for decades to come.