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New Director of Patient Experience

DELAND, Fla., November 13, 2018 – Florida Hospital DeLand has named Laurie Armendariz to serve as the director of patient experience.

In this new role, Armendariz will be responsible for transport services, valet parking, and the hospital’s gift shop while also continuing with her other areas of responsibility: patient experience, volunteer services, and Elite Repeat thrift shop.

Armendariz will lead the hospital’s patient experience initiatives by working with multiple teams to enhance the patient experience in conjunction with Florida Hospital’s mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

A Winter Springs resident, Armendariz has 10 years of experience in healthcare. In addition, she previously worked for Walt Disney World Resorts for 10 years. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in human science from Florida State University. 
About Florida Hospital DeLand
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 DeLand 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 DeLand, Florida Hospital DeLand has 164-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 DeLand, visit