Florida Hospital Flagler Receives 2016 WaterSafe Award

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PALM COAST, Fla., June 27, 2016 On June 4, Flagler County Emergency Services recognized Florida Hospital Flagler with a WaterSafe award.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of deaths in infants from the ages of one to four, said Dr. Kristin McCabe, Florida Hospital Flagler emergency medical physician and chief of staff. Because Flagler County is surrounded by water, teaching children the importance of water safety is critical.

McCabe worked with Flagler County Fire Rescue volunteer Jim Caggiano to develop a water safety education event on April 30 at the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club. In addition to highlighting the importance of water safety, the event included activities such as home safety checklists and CPR for families.

The 2016 WaterSafe award was presented to McCabe at a meeting on June 4 at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center for her leadership in coordinating this community education event.

About Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler 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. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler 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 nearly 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.

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