Foundation President Receives Trustee of the Year Award

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DELAND, Fla., March 8, 2017 During Adventist Health Systems 27th annual Conference on Mission in Maitland, Florida Hospital DeLand Foundation president Lorna Jean Hagstrom received the Trustee of the Year Award.

During this years event, more than 400 church leaders, physicians and Adventist Health System leadership came together to celebrate the organization's mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ, and discussed how whole-person care can further that mission to make an even greater impact on patients and communities.

The conference began on March 2 with a banquet that featured songs by Lifelong Music, the music ministry of Florida Hospital Church. In addition, Adventist Health System President/CEO Terry Shaw delivered the keynote address titled "Wholeness: A Vision for 21st Century Health Care."

"Think about where we all, together, have been called to serve. In the midst of an eclectic mix of society, we have dedicated our lives to extending the healing ministry of Christ a sacred calling to reach as many people as we possibly can with the healing message of a loving savior," Shaw said during his keynote.

"Our daily interactions attest to our desire to wholly meet the needs of those entrusted to our care," he added.

During the event, six Adventist Health System employees were recognized for exemplifying the organization's mission, including:

  • Pamela Foster of Central Texas Medical Center and Dr. Irfan Ali of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel received the Christian Service Award;
  • Michelle Brokaw of Littleton Adventist Hospital and Lorna Jean Hagstrom of Florida Hospital DeLand received the Trustee of the Year Award; and
  • Erika Skula of Manchester Memorial Hospital and Dr. Ted Hamilton of Adventist Health System received the Crystal Angel Award.

The evening concluded with a powerful blessing and dedication of leadership delivered by Adventist Health System's own Dr. Ben Reaves.

About Florida Hospital DeLand

Florida Hospital DeLand 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 164-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand 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 923 beds and more than 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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