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Dr. Pass Honored in Congressional Record During Black History Month Event

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto Recognized 9 Central Florida Leaders

 

Last updated 3/5/2021 at 2:32pm

Chevon Baccus

Dr. Carolyn Pass is all smiles during Congressional recognition online event.

Because of her parents' race, being born at Lake Wales Hospital in 1966 wasn't an option for Dr. Carolyn Pass. Now she's the local hospital's chief of staff.

The family practice physician with Optum Care rose through the leadership ranks of Advent Health Lake Wales, formerly Lake Wales Hospital, where she has been on staff for the last 20 years.

Pass was one of nine Central Florida community leaders, four from Polk County, honored Feb. 18 by U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, who read their biographies into the official Congressional Record.

The online recognition event, part of Black History Month,...



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