Hospital Donates First Aid Supplies to Flagler Beach Lifeguards

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PALM COAST, Fla., June 29, 2016 On June 21, Florida Hospital Flagler's branch of Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, an employed group of primary care physicians and specialists, donated medical supplies to the City of Flagler Beach's Ocean Rescue Services. Items donated include gloves, face masks, ammonia, alcohol pads, gauze, biohazard containment materials, and more.

Our lifeguards are the first responders to beachgoers who fall victim to sudden illnesses and injuries, said Tom Gillin, recreational director for the City of Flagler Beach. The hospital donates these supplies each year and we are so grateful for the support. This donation allows us to continue providing the highest quality of safety services to all visitors to our beautiful beach.

According to Gillin, the Flagler Beach Lifeguards have approximately 10 to 15 minor first aid cases each day.

These items are essential to what we do, he said. When someone is injured on the beach, our lifeguards can use the donated supplies to help right away. It makes a real difference.

About Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and nearly 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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