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Hospital Staff Donate Food to Community Life Center

ORANGE CITY, Fla., November 15, 2018 – For two weeks, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial employees donated canned goods and non-perishable items as part of the hospital’s annual food drive.  These donated items will go to benefit the Community Life Center in Deltona.

“Our mission at Florida Hospital is to extend the healing ministry of Christ, which goes beyond our hospital walls,” said Rob Deininger, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO. “We are grateful for this opportunity to provide for our community. We are also very proud of our employees for generously giving and helping their fellow neighbors.”

This year’s food drive brought in nearly 750 pounds of food for the Community Life Center. The organization assists the community and provides practical, tangible and spiritual assistance to individuals and families in crisis.

“The food will be bagged and distributed, during open intake hours at the Community Life Center, to families and individuals as one part of our holistic mission to giving our neighbors a hand up when they are experiencing a crisis,” said Yvonne Levesque, Community Life Center operations manager. “Some of the food is used to sustain our neighbors with chronically low income as we assist with stabilizing their expenses by assuring that they have access to all of the resources available, including job training, health, housing, communication, and other programs.”

About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.

Located in Orange City, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has 175-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.

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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial employees donated nearly 750 pounds of food for the Community Life Center in Deltona.  Volunteers from the Community Life Center Andy Prenkiewicz, Louis Claudio and Ted Kennedy, helped the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial team load the food up for transport.