DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 11, 2016 On June 9, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center employees donned neon yellow shirts and took to the streets to clean up the community.
They collected trash for 5.3 miles along Williamson Blvd., filling 43 large bags with trash from the street, sidewalk, creek and other terrains nearby.
Though street 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 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 899 beds and nearly 5,900 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 Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.