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ORANGE CITY, Fla., February 7, 2017 — On Jan. 26, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial donated nearly $6,000 worth of clinic supplies to 23 schools in west Volusia County.
The donation provided a wide variety of supplies to local elementary, middle and high schools, including thermometers, bandages, tongue depressors and hand sanitizer.
“We are very grateful for this donation,” said Annette Hood, Volusia County Schools volunteer/partnership programs facilitator. “These supplies will help our school nurses provide the best care to our students so that they can stay healthy and academically focused.”
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial began this annual clinic supply donation in 1998 as part of their goal to keep kids healthy. Over the past 20 years, the number of schools has increased from 17 to 23, growing the hospital’s relationship with the community.
“Kids shouldn’t have to worry about being sick in school,” said Rob Deininger, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO. “When kids are healthy, they can be more active and engaged in the classroom. We hope that by continuing this donation, we can make a positive impact on the lives of students.”
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial 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. With 175-beds, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial 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 923 beds and more than 6,000 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 Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.
Pictured here, the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial materials management team loads up nearly $6,000 worth of clinic supplies to be donated to 23 schools in west Volusia County. From left to right: Luis Ocasio, Malcolm White, Joshua Johnson, Zachary Covert, Floyd Henry and James Phillips.