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PALM COAST, Fla., June 17, 2019 — Those who visit the emergency department at AdventHealth Palm Coast will note some fresh new art on the walls. The artists are students at local Flagler County Schools and new artwork is displayed each quarter as part of the hospital’s Art of Healing program.
“This unique art gallery allows us to inspire and comfort those in our emergency room. We know a trip to the emergency department can be stressful, so we hope this special area will provide relief and solace during what could be an overwhelming time,” said Dr. Ron Jimenez, AdventHealth Palm Coast CEO.
“Putting the artwork here in the hospital has given our students the opportunity to have an impact on the healing process,” said Sabrina Crosby, Flagler County Schools administrative coordinator of communications and special projects. “In addition to helping patients, this has a lasting impact on the child or young adult creating and displaying the artwork. This impact can influence them as they make decisions on where they will go in life and how they can benefit humanity. That’s powerful!”
About AdventHealth Palm Coast
AdventHealth Palm Coast has 99-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 Flagler, 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 Palm Coast provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Palm Coast, visit http://AdventHealthPalmCoast.com.
Those who visit the emergency department at AdventHealth Palm Coast will note some fresh new art on the walls. About 15 pieces of artwork created by students at local Flagler County Schools are on display as part of the hospital’s Art of Healing program. Pictured from left to right: Nelson Morales, a senior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, Colten Miller, a fifth-grader at Wadsworth Elementary School, and Ashley Sempselle, a seventh-grader at Indian Trails Middle School, stand with their art.