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ORMOND BEACH, Fla., December 16, 2016 – On Dec. 9, the staff at Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach donated a truck full of toiletries and bus passes to local women’s shelter, WITNEST, an acronym for Women In Transition Now Establishing Support for Themselves.
The Daytona Beach shelter provides decent, safe and affordable housing for homeless, single women and assists in the transition to permanent housing, employment or the pursuit of educational goals.
Between Oct. 3 and Dec. 1, Florida Hospital Oceanside employees donated soaps, hair care products and toothpaste, as well as bed linens, towels and cleaning supplies.
“I’m so proud of our Florida Hospital Oceanside team,” said Howard Perch, Florida Hospital Oceanside administrator. “These women need a safe and healthy environment where they can take the time they need for healing, and I’m so moved by our team’s generosity. They truly have taken our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ to heart.”
About Florida Hospital East Florida Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach.