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Employees Decorate & Donate Christmas Wreaths

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 22, 2017 – Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center employees created 43 Christmas wreaths and donated them to the Children’s Home Society and Halifax Urban Ministries to help local families in-need decorate for the Christmas season.
 
Following this year's “To Us a Child Is Born” theme, each hospital department was challenged to decorate a wreath to commemorate the expansion of the Daytona Beach hospital's pediatric services. The wreaths were on display on the first floor of the 327-bed hospital and voted on based on creativity and theme. The environmental services team was this year’s winner.
 
“These wreaths are a wonderful expression of our employees’ creativity and love of the Christmas season,” said Farzad Nourian, director of mission, ministries and pastoral care for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties. “They are a gift from our Florida Hospital family to those who have little to decorate with for the holiday season and we hope they will bring some Christmas cheer.”
 
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center includes the 327-bed facility in Daytona Beach, as well as Florida Hospital Oceanside with 80 beds in Ormond Beach. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Oceanside are two of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.
 
Photo Caption:
From left to right: Farzad Nourian, director of mission, ministries and pastoral care for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties; Linda McLeod, program director for the Children’s Home Society Destiny House which provides a safe haven for teen girls in DeLand; Mary Lou Dauber, assistant director of human resources for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center; Rosalie Bernstein of the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center volunteer auxiliary; Julia Coleman, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center environmental services; and Samuel Mercado, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center chaplain.