ORMOND BEACH, Fla., March 20, 2018 On March 18, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center employees met at the Andy Romano Beachfront Park in Ormond Beach to remove trash from the park grounds and along the beach.
Over a span of two hours, the hospital employees cleaned a two-mile section of the beach and collected 175 pounds of trash, including two fence posts and a car axle, as well as lots of plastic and cigarette butts.
Though a beach clean-up may not be considered a traditional role of hospital staff, cleaning up and supporting the community is another way that Florida Hospital employees are able to extend the hospitals healing ministry of Christ beyond the facility's walls.
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 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center includes the 327-bed facility in Daytona Beach, as well as Florida Hospital Oceanside with 80 beds in Ormond Beach. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Oceanside are two of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.