General Surgeon Named Physician of the Quarter

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 21, 2017 On April 19, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center named general surgeon Dr. Christopher Grove as the physician of the quarter for 2017s first quarter.

The hallmark of Dr. Groves care is how compassionate he is, both with patients and hospital staff. When patients need surgery, they are often scared or anxious. Dr. Grove makes a point to go above and beyond to help comfort them and spends the time to ensure he address any concerns or worries they may have, said Darlinda Copeland, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center chief operating officer. He treats our staff with the utmost respect and fosters a culture of teamwork in the operating room and on the nursing floors. Dr. Groves kind and collaborative attitude not only creates a better environment for both patients and staff alike, but also improves the safety of our patient care.

Grove has 15 years of medical experience and has been at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach since 2016. He earned his medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

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 907 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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