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Hospital Auxiliary Makes First Pledge for Community Pavilion

The Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) Auxiliary has made a $20,000 pledge to support the building of the CREATION® Health Community Garden Education Pavilion. The pavilion will be built near the two-acre CREATION® Health Community Garden on Dairy Road and will be used for the education classes and events, gatherings and perhaps even cooking classes. Members of the community will also be able to rent the pavilion for special occasions like weddings.

“We are honored to receive the support of the Auxiliary for this project,” said Carolyn Sentelik, Executive Director for FHZ’s Foundation. “We are thrilled that its members have decided to support the project and hope that their gift will inspire individuals and businesses to also pledge support.” It’s expected that the pavilion will cost approximately $150,000 to build, Sentelik added.

To learn more about the education pavilion and ways to become involved, contact the FHZ Foundation at (813) 779-6144 or email .

Photo Caption: Members of the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) Auxiliary recently made a pledge to the hospital’s Foundation for its CREATION® Health Community Garden Education Pavilion. From left are FHZ employees and CREATION® Health Garden staff leads David Force and Natasha Forbes-Thorne, OTR, MBA/HCM; Carolyn Sentelik, Executive Director for the FHZ Foundation; and Auxiliary members Sandy Wheeler, Marge Jarvis, Roz Hill and Auxiliary President David Hill.

Photo Rendering Caption: The pavilion will be close to the CREATION® Health Community Garden behind the hospital on Dairy Road.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years. Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission and Women’s Choice Award® for providing quality patient care with emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute is recognized for the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures and has received the Gold Plus Award for heart failure from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical offerings including general, orthopedic, gynecology, urology, cardiothoracic and vascular. The Women’s Health Center offers services for women including gynecology, urology and pelvic floor health, labor and delivery through The Baby Place® and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. The hospital also offers emergency services, a robotics program, Bone and Joint Center, wellness center, wellness spa, rehabilitation, imaging services and the Center for Wound Healing. Visit for more information.