ORANGE CITY, Fla., February 5, 2019 — On Jan. 31, AdventHealth Fish Memorial donated nearly $6,500 worth of clinic supplies to 23 schools in western Volusia County.
The donation provided a wide variety of supplies to local elementary, middle and high schools, including gloves, bandages, tongue depressors and hand sanitizer.
“Kids shouldn’t have to worry about being sick in school,” said Rob Deininger, AdventHealth Fish Memorial CEO. “When kids are healthy, they can be more active and engaged in the classroom. We hope this donation makes a positive impact on the lives of students.”
AdventHealth Fish Memorial began this annual clinic supply donation in 1998 as part of their goal to keep kids healthy. Over the past 20 years, the number of schools has increased from 17 to 23, growing the hospital’s relationship with the community.
In 2018, AdventHealth entered an historic $2 million, five-year partnership with Volusia County Schools to address three key issues affecting students: career development in the healthcare industry; student athlete health; and chronic absenteeism. These clinic supplies will help support the health and wellbeing of Volusia County students.
About AdventHealth Fish Memorial
AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City has 175-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 Fish Memorial, 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 Fish Memorial provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Fish Memorial, visit http://AdventHealthFishMemorial.com.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial materials management team, pictured from left to right: Jerome Caubat, Floyd Henry, James Robert Phillips, Joshua Johnson, Cinthia Miller, and Wina Jane Magbanua.