DELAND, Fla., December 19, 2019 – On Dec. 10, the DeLand Knights of Columbus, Council 6274, donated 125 teddy bears to AdventHealth DeLand.
This is the fifth year that local Knights of Columbus group has donated stuffed animals to the children at AdventHealth DeLand.
The hospital provided these donated teddy bears to children who visit the emergency department during the Christmas holiday.
“It is becoming a welcome tradition to see the Knights of Columbus visit our hospital each year,” said Tonya Trost, AdventHealth DeLand emergency department director. “More than 20% of our ER patients are under 18. In this year alone, our emergency department cared for more than 10,000 pediatric patients. That’s a lot of kids! These teddy bears helped bring cheer and comfort to our youngest patients.”
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.
Knights of Columbus Donation: On Dec. 10, the DeLand Knights of Columbus, Council 6274, donated 125 teddy bears to AdventHealth DeLand. The hospital provides these donated stuffed animals to children who visit the emergency department during the Christmas holiday.