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Hospital Gives Patients Stuffed Animals at Christmas

ORANGE CITY, Fla., January 6, 2017 — The Altamonte Springs PetSmart store donated an array of stuffed animals to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial. 
 
On Christmas Day, the Orange City hospital delivered the plush penguins, dogs and cats to patients in the hospital during the holiday.   
 
“Christmas is the time of giving and sharing, and this gift from PetSmart is a perfect example of that,” said Beth Grant, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial chaplain. “We know nobody wants to be in the hospital, especially on Christmas Day, but our doors never close – even on special holidays. We hope this small gift brings a little Christmas cheer to those staying in our hospital for the holiday.”
 
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial 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 175-beds, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial 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 Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org. 
 
Photo Caption: 
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial registered nurse Erna Selvin (left) and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial chaplain Beth Grant (right) deliver a plush dog to patient Raymond Proseus of Deltona on Christmas Day. Altamonte Springs PetSmart store had donated an array of stuffed animals to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial to deliver to patients in the hospital for the holiday.