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Florida Hospital New Smyrna Inspires Students at Elementary School’s Career Fair

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., August 2, 2016 — Florida Hospital New Smyrna recently participated in Chisholm Elementary School’s annual career fair. 
 
During the event, Florida Hospital New Smyrna lab director Scott Ratchford spoke to the fourth and fifth grade students about various career opportunities in healthcare’s laboratory field. 
 
“It was fun working with the students educating them about what a lab does,” Ratchford said. “They were truly interested in learning and asked lots of great questions.”
 
“This event helps contribute to our students’ educational development and personal growth,” said Marla DeLoach Griffin, Chisholm Elementary School counselor. “Their horizons have been broadened and their knowledge expanded to include new and interesting career opportunities.”
 
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 and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 112-beds, Florida Hospital New Smyrna 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 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org. 
 
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Florida Hospital New Smyrna lab director Scott Ratchford spoke to the fourth and fifth grade students during the Chisholm Elementary School’s annual career fair and discussed the various career opportunities in healthcare’s laboratory field.