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Daisies Are Blooming this Spring

Two Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) nurses recently received the highly prestigious DAISY Award for providing exceptional nursing care. They are Melanie Whittington from the hospital’s Baby Place® and Gabriel Mangual Reyes who works in the Progressive Care Unit. Both have been FHZ employees since 2015.

The DAISY Award is honored monthly to nurses who go above and beyond to exemplify our mission and nursing standards,” said Gwen Alonso, RN, FHZ’s chief nursing officer. Nominations come from patients and are then reviewed by administration, Alonso added.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years.  Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and Women’s Choice Award for providing quality patient care with emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute is recognized for the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures and has received the Gold Plus Award for heart failure from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical offerings including general, orthopedic, gynecology, urology, cardiothoracic and vascular. The Women’s Health Center offers services for women including gynecology, urology and pelvic floor health, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. The hospital also offers emergency services, a robotics program, Bone and Joint Center, wellness center, wellness spa, rehabilitation, imaging services, and the Center for Wound Healing. Visit for more information.