DELAND, Fla., April 1, 2019 – While celebrating National Doctors’ Day, AdventHealth DeLand unveiled a Legacy Wall in the hospital lobby on March 25.
The Legacy Wall displays stories about the hospital’s rich history, current and former physicians and employees, as well as videos, educational games and upcoming hospital events.
“Our new Legacy Wall celebrates the hospital's history, but also looks ahead to the future,” said Lorenzo Brown, AdventHealth DeLand CEO. “It tells our story and highlights many of the people who helped create it.”
The Legacy Wall was made possible from generous contributions from emergency medicine physician AdventHealth DeLand chief of staff Dr. Tracy Weiner, as well as the AdventHealth DeLand Foundation and medical staff.
“This hospital was founded with the generosity of the Scarlett family donation of land and I believe ‘community spirit’ has been the driving force within this hospital since its opening in March 1962. I have witnessed how this community watches out for each other - true neighbors caring for the wellbeing of each other,” Weiner said. “This Legacy Wall embodies the spirit of our hospital and our dedication to the patients and families we serve, whether through years of patient care and service, philanthropic efforts, or volunteer hours given back.”
Over 150 guests mingled and enjoyed food and refreshments from Venue 142, Milton’s Foods and Morrison Healthcare. Attendees flew-in from all over the country for this special occasion, including 12 former chiefs of staff.
During the celebration, guests made artwork for the Lacey Family/Spring Hill Boys and Girls Club in DeLand.
Red carnations, the national flower of National Doctors Day, were handed out, and pictures and stories were captured to add to scrapbooks chronicling the event to later showcase on the wall. Guests also wrote personalized notes to their favorite doctors thanking them for their work.
"The Legacy Wall is a remarkable addition to the hospital,” said Brown. “It is a great communication tool to help visually show our history and future. It also is a reminder of how one vision of just a few is now the vision of so many.”
Event sponsors included Express Printing, Greg Hunter, Speedway Custom Photo Lab, The Logo Store, Joe Hearn Events, EMPros and Dr. Tracy Weiner.
About AdventHealth DeLand
AdventHealth DeLand has 164-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital DeLand, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth DeLand provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth DeLand, visit http://AdventHealthDeLand.com.
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Tracy Weiner, AdventHealth DeLand chief of staff, stands with a section of the new AdventHealth DeLand Legacy Wall that pays tribute to all those who have served as the hospital’s chief of staff.
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