PALM COAST, FLA., November 6, 2018 — On Oct. 31, the Florida Hospital HospiceCare Foundation hosted a Celebration of Life event for Lieutenant Colonel James Sheehan of the United States Marine Corps.
Sheehan graciously left an estate gift for the Florida Hospital HospiceCare Foundation to support the Flagler County community.
A Vietnam veteran, Sheehan retired from the Marine Corps in 1977 with 22 years of service and moved to Flagler Beach where he became very involved in the community. He was the founding president of the Flagler Beach Citizens Association and the County Democratic Club. He was a member of the City Planning Board and the City Personnel Board, chairman of the Veterans Advisory Council, co-owner of the Seaside Market in Flagler Beach, and a 32-year volunteer at the Flagler Beach Library.
Sheehan passed away in 2016, just shy of his 83rd birthday.
“It is amazing the impact Jim had on our community,” said John Subers, director of Florida Hospital HospiceCare Foundation. “He supported so many local causes and was loved by many. Mr. Sheehan’s estate gift to our Foundation is very much appreciated.”
About 80 community members were present for the celebration and either knew Sheehan personally or were associated with one of the many organizations he supported in Flagler County, including the Flagler Woman's Club, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the University Woman of Flagler.
“Mr. Sheehan’s gift will support our ongoing goal of providing the very best hospice services to our community, as well as allow us to enhance Flagler County’s only inpatient hospice facility, the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House,” said Subers.
Located on the campus of Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, the eight-bed Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House opened in 2007 and is the community’s most comprehensive hospice, offering acute, respite, home health and continuous care. No other hospice in Flagler County offers all four services.
About Florida Hospital HospiceCare
Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, the Florida Hospitals in Lake, Flagler, and Volusia counties will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.
Florida Hospital HospiceCare is the area’s only faith-based, not-for-profit hospice organization accredited by The Joint Commission. Since 1996, Florida Hospital HospiceCare has provided life-affirming care to the residents of Volusia and Flagler counties facing life-limiting illnesses and injuries. With an interdisciplinary team of hospice-trained specialists, Florida Hospital HospiceCare provides services to patients, either in their own home, or in one of the Florida Hospital HospiceCare inpatients units designed for acute care. For more information on Florida Hospital HospiceCare, call our administrative office at 386-671-2138 or 1-800-404-1133 or visit www.floridahospitalhospice.org.
A small group of attendees toured the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House after celebrating the life of Lt. Col. James Sheehan of the United States Marine Corps. Sheehan graciously gave an estate gift to the Florida Hospital HospiceCare Foundation.