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Our employees are all patient care champions, but some go the extra mile and we want to give them the recognition they deserve. They embody the PPOA values known as S.I.T.E. – Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Empathy – which informs our service to patients and the community through high quality health care.

Susan Hoskins is far more than a business development manager; she also develops talent within the company and nurtures relationships with patients.

On any given day, you’ll find her marketing our physicians, Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury services, and ambulatory surgery centers. You’ll even see her handing out business cards to patients, offering herself as a direct line of communication if needed.

“The most fulfilling aspect of my life is being a servant,” she says. “A servant to my team, my family, our practices and our patients.”

This mother of five and grandmother of five works tirelessly to market PPOA throughout the Merritt Island and Melbourne, Fla. markets, and beyond.

A native of Miami, she earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida and stayed in the area, working in business development for several medical companies. She was hired by PPOA in April 2017 to develop the Space Coast territory and quickly became a top marketer.

“I love change, and this job has offered many opportunities to change things up. The sky’s the limit,” Hoskins says.

A tragic and unexpected change – the sudden passing of Business Development Director Jerome Jackson in July – recently altered her path. Susan Hoskins found herself promoted to team lead, developing new territories and providing support for all Florida reps.

“An ordinary team would have crumbled, but Jerome left a legacy for us to follow,” she says. “He was a great leader. He taught us to be independent and yet rely on one another, and that’s what we have done. Our team has pulled together and is truly amazing.”

Hoskins credits her counterpart in Texas, Daniel Ucheoma, and the rest of the Business Development team for their drive and passion for excellence.

“I have never worked with such a unique group of individuals, people with such extraordinary talent,” she says. “They all bring so much to the table.”

COO Josh Helms adds, “Susan Hoskins is an asset to our organization and we feel very blessed to have her on our team. She leads by example and is a true Patient Champion.”





Pain Management Clinic will Relocate from Rockledge

Tampa-based Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is proud to announce that it will open the initial phase of a 30,000-square-foot Merritt Island Medical Pavilion at 450 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, Fla., 32953.

On Monday, July 30 PPOA’s Space Coast interventional pain management practice will move from its Rockledge location to the new state-of-the-art building, which is housed in a former Circuit City store.

“This move will serve two purposes. It will allow us to serve more patients in the market and make it more convenient for patients to get many medical services in one place,” said PPOA Chief Operating Officer Josh Helms.

The Merritt Island Medical Pavilion is intended to house multiple specialties in 6,872 square feet. Future expansion will add another 7,318 square feet of medical office space, in addition to a 9,824-square-foot, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center with two operating rooms and one procedure suite. The final phase of the construction will include a catheterization lab, pharmacy, laboratory, and imaging services.

Merritt Island Medical Pavilion Welcomes Rockledge Patients

The company’s Rockledge facility, at 211 Coral Sands Drive, will permanently close its doors at the end of the business day on Friday, July 20. Its resident pain management physicians, Drs. Jorge Fernandez-Silva and Sheldon Cho, will begin seeing patients on July 23 at the medical pavilion. Their practice will be renamed Physician Partners of America Pain Relief Group – Merritt Island. 

There will be no disruption of service to patients of Drs. Cho and Fernandez-Silva. Medical records will move to the pavilion. Service hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Patients can still make appointments with Drs. Cho and Fernandez-Silva by calling 844 542-5724. The fax will remain 321-507-4638.

Merritt Island Ambulatory Surgery Center to Open in the Fall

The next phase of the Space Coast development will be an ambulatory surgery center expected to open in mid-November.  The center intends to partner with orthopedics, ophthalmology, spine and other specialties within the Merritt Island market.

Second Pavilion Planned for Orlando

Physician Partners of America’s second medical pavilion is also under construction in Orlando, adjacent to the company’s pain management office at 1736 33rd Street, Orlando, Fla., 32839. The facility’s resident physician, Dr. Taufiq Ahmed, will move his office into the new facility in August, and the current space will be turned into a new ambulatory surgery center.

“The multispecialty pavilion is an important part of the company’s goal of consolidating many services under one roof,” Helms said. “This model is the future of healthcare, and we want to stay ahead of the curve in a booming state like Florida.”

Pain Clinic Move Will Not Impact Patients

There will be no disruption of service to current patients of Drs. Cho and Fernandez-Silva. Medical records will immediately move to the pavilion. Service hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Patients can continue to make appointments with Drs. Cho and Fernandez-Silva at the Merritt Island Medical Pavilion by calling 321-735-6220. The fax will remain 321-507-4638.


This post has been updated to reflect a new opening day.