ORMOND BEACH, Fla., October 25, 2017 On Oct. 22, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center employees met at the Andy Romano Beachfront Park in Ormond Beach to remove trash from the park grounds and along the beach. Hospital staff were joined by local Cub Scouts Pack 490.
Over a span of two hours, the hospital employees cleaned a two-mile section of the beach that was littered with debris from Hurricane Irma. They collected 315 pounds of garbage, including a cars bumper, a chair, planks of wood, and even a bed!
Though a beach clean-up may not be considered a traditional role of hospital staff, cleaning up and supporting the community is another way that Florida Hospital employees are able to extend the hospitals healing ministry of Christ beyond the facility's walls.
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 327-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 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.