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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., March 29, 2018 – Florida Hospital New Smyrna recognized Jerry Tager, an exercise specialist in the cardiopulmonary department with the Starfish Award. This award recognizes employees that are not nurses, but still provide impactful, compassionate patient care.
Tager was nominated by the families of two patients.
“This man is amazing any time you see him. He is so loyal, dedicated and compassionate about his job and everything around him,” the daughter of a patient wrote in her nomination form. “He takes pride in all he does and always made sure I was comfortable, even though I wasn’t the patient. He is an amazing man who deserves the best!”
“Jerry has a very pleasant, positive and helpful attitude. He is alert for opportunities to be of service,” another patient’s family member wrote in his nomination form. “He takes his job seriously and does it well. He goes above and beyond to provide nice touches and create a pleasant experience. Much-appreciated!”
About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one 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 New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.
Florida Hospital New Smyrna recognized Jerry Tager (center), an exercise specialist in the cardiopulmonary department with the Starfish Award. This award recognizes employees that are not nurses, but still provide impactful, compassionate patient care.