VOLUSIA and FLAGLER COUNTIES, Fla., May 6, 2016 On May 5, community members of all faiths joined Florida Hospital to pray for the nation during the annual National Day of Prayer observance.
Held on the first Thursday of May, National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
National Day of Prayer serves as a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. It holds a great significance for the nation, as it provides a day for Americans to recall and to teach the way in which the founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions.
As a faith-based organization, we take this observance very seriously, said Farzad Nourian, director of mission, ministries and pastoral care for the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. Prayer is such an important element of faith and we are excited to celebrate this special day.
Florida Hospital East Florida Region National Day of Prayer Celebrations:
- Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Centers celebration in the lobby featured the Indigo Christian Academy choir, Harry Watt of Gideons Bibles and Reverend Tony Deobil from The Salvation Army.
- Florida Hospital New Smyrna's celebration was on the deck adjacent to the oncology and same day surgery entrance.
- Florida Hospital Fish Memorials celebration was at flagpole in front of the hospital's main entrance.
- Florida Hospital Flagler's celebration was at the visitors' entrance flagpole and featured a performance from the children's choir of Palm Coast United Methodist Christian School.
About Florida Hospital East Florida Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospitals mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach.
On May 5, community members of all faiths joined Florida Hospital Flagler to pray for the nation during the annual National Day of Prayer observance. Here, Florida Hospital Flagler CEO Dr. Ronald Jimenez leads the group in prayer.