DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2017 In honor of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon at the Halifax River Yacht Club for more than 100 volunteers on April 18.
During the event, volunteers Pat Alekson and Dotty Welcher received special recognition for their service. Alekson has contributed 10,000 hours of volunteer service and Welcher has been a hospital volunteer for more than 50 years, contributing 15,000 hours of volunteer service.
Our volunteers are an essential part of our team, said Darlinda Copeland, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center chief operating officer. We are so appreciative of our nearly 300 volunteers for donating their time and loving care to our patients and visitors, as well as their significant fundraising to support our hospital.
In its 50-year history, the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary has donated more than $4.9 million to the hospital, helping support patient services, equipment investments, nursing education and the construction of new facilities.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, contact Call386-231-3030.
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 293-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 1,192 beds and more than 7,800 employees.