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Hospital Honors Loved Ones during Tree-Lighting Ceremony

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 12, 2016 – On Dec. 6, approximately 100 community members joined Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center for the annual Light of Love tree-lighting ceremony. 
 
The Indigo Christian Academy Children’s Choir sang during this festive event that celebrated the lighting of the hospital’s Christmas trees in the main lobby. 
 
During the ceremony, the hospital honored the Armed Forces and placed special patriotic ornaments on The Freedom Tree, adorned with the names of those who serve, or have served, the country.
 
“This has become one of my favorite events to go to each year. This special event gives us a moment to step back and reflect on the many blessings that God has given to us, and cherish the moments we have with loved ones,” said Ed Noseworthy, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center CEO. “It is a real treat to hear these children sing. Their little voices have such a big impact in putting us all in the Christmas spirit!” 
 
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 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 277-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.  For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.
 
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During the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center annual Light of Love tree-lighting ceremony, the hospital honored the Armed Forces and placed special patriotic ornaments on The Freedom Tree, adorned with the names of those who serve, or have served, the country. Auxiliary president Bob Hornak helps fellow volunteer Jan Rojas, retired from the U.S. Navy, light the Freedom Tree.