ORANGE CITY, Fla., November 7, 2017 On Nov. 1, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial hosted a birthday celebration for volunteer Georgette Jones.
Jones turns 99 on Nov. 14 and has been volunteering at Florida Hospital in the pastoral care department for 16 years. In 2001, she began volunteering at Florida Hospital DeLand, but switched to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in 2011 because the Orange City hospital was located closer to her home in DeBary.
Georgette has been a faithful part of the pastoral care volunteer team for over 15 years, said Beth Grant, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial senior chaplain. She is known all throughout the hospital for her energy, quick humor, and loving prayers that she shares with everyone she comes in contact with. Everyone who has had a chance to meet Georgette, never forgets their encounter with this special lady.
The pastoral care volunteers are specifically charged with extending the presence of spiritual care to patients. These volunteers do not counsel or provide clinical pastoral services, but rather, they are skilled listeners who have a compassionate heart and a willingness to allow Gods Holy Spirit to work through their presence to bring comfort and hope.
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial 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 Fish Memorial has 175-beds and is one 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.