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Employees Donate 500 Pounds of Food

ORANGE CITY, Fla., December 17, 2013 –Florida Hospital Fish Memorial staff, volunteers and physicians donated approximately 500 pounds of canned, boxed, and “non-perishable” foods to the Open Hands Food Pantry of Orange City. 

The hospital hosts a food drive each year and chose to donate to the Open Hands Food Pantry because it serves the very same communities in west Volusia as Florida Hospital Fish Memorial: Debary, Deltona and Orange City. 

“Our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ goes far beyond the walls of the facility,” said Art Bakewell, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Director of Pastoral Care. “This type of effort speaks directly to our employees’ heart. They exemplify this spirit of compassion every day, and this is simply another evidence of that.”

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is currently in the midst of another food drive for the Christmas season. This time, the hospital has partnered with the local elementary schools to assist local families in need with children who participate in the National School Lunch Program during the weekdays, but face hunger over the weekends. To donate, contact LA Roemmelt, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Wellness Center Coordinator, at (386) 917-5063. 

About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a 175-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Sanford communities. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.