DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 2, 2016 On Thanksgiving Day, the Bob Evans Restaurant in Daytona Beach donated a special meal for families and staff in Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Centers neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) during the holiday.
Additionally, March of Dimes teen volunteer Caitlyn Correia volunteered her time to pick up and deliver the meal to the Daytona Beach hospital.
This was such a kind and generous donation, said Becky Vernon, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center director of women and children's services. As a hospital, our doors do not close on holidays and our incredible care team often gives up this special time with their own families to make sure that we are providing our community and patients the best possible care. These Thanksgiving meals from Bob Evans were truly appreciated by our staff and patients alike!
Opened in August, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Centers 16-bed Level II NICU cares for sick and premature newborns 32 weeks and older. It is the only NICU in Volusia County with private, family-centered rooms, allowing parents to stay 24 hours a day with their babies.
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 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. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 277-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 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 907 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.