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PALM COAST, Fla., November 21, 2016 – On Veterans Day, Florida Hospital Flagler found a special way to recognize the servicemen and women of the U.S. military.
The Palm Coast hospital teamed-up with the Palm Coast United Methodist Church to create cards for the nation’s troops. Hospital employees and visitors created nearly 300 cards which will be sent to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait during the Christmas season.
In addition, Florida Hospital Flagler turned a light in the cafeteria green as part of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Greenlight a Vet campaign which strives to visibly support America’s veterans.
“Our country’s veterans are some of the bravest, hardest-working men and women. When they are back home and out of uniform, they can feel more camouflaged than ever. The simple gesture of changing one light to green – the color of hope, renewal and well-being – creates a beacon of support and appreciation, and a visible symbol of our commitment to veterans as valued members of our communities,” said Dr. Ron Jimenez, Florida Hospital Flagler CEO. “We’ll keep this light glowing as a symbol of our support and appreciation for our veterans.”
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler 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 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler 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 Flagler, visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.
Florida Hospital Flagler partnered with the Palm Coast United Methodist Church to create cards for the nation’s troops on Veterans Day. Nearly 300 cards were created by hospital employees and visitors and will be sent to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait during the Christmas season. Pictured here, Florida Hospital Flagler volunteer Barbara Clutter was instrumental in putting together the event. Her son, Scott, is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and is now deployed to Rock Island Arsenol in Moline, Ill., after doing a year in Afghanistan.