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Florida Hospitals Jump for Their Hearts!

VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTIES, February 13, 2017 – February is National Heart Month and on Feb. 3, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region celebrated the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day with a jump rope challenge for employees. 
 
“Any activity is really good for your heart and your lungs, and jumping rope is no exception. It increases bone and muscle strength, as well as endurance” said Trish Celano, Florida Hospital East Florida Region chief clinical officer. “Jumping rope is a fun activity that brings us back to our childhood, but don’t be fooled, it is a great exercise! Studies have shown that jumping rope is just as effective as running. In fact, just 10 minutes of jump roping is the equivalent of running an eight-minute mile.”
 
During the event, employees joined together for the first-ever jump rope challenge for staff, held simultaneously across the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, which composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region.
 
About Florida Hospital East Florida Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach. 
 
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On Feb. 3, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region celebrated the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day with a jump rope challenge for employees.