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Florida Hospitals Celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week

VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTIES, Fla., June 8, 2017 – In celebration of the 43rd annual National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties hosted various events honoring emergency service personnel during the week of May 21-27. 
 
Each hospital hosted an event for its EMS personnel throughout the week to recognize the brave men and women who dedicate themselves to saving lives.
 
Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach each provided a free lunch outside their ER entrances. Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach delivered free lunches to fire rescue stations in New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill. 
 
About Emergency Medical Services Week 
National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor those who commit their lives to saving others on the “front lines” of medicine. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford recognized the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week,” which continued for four more years. The week of recognition was reinstituted by ACEP in 1982, and in 1992, EMS Week was moved to May. 
 
About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North 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, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.