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Local Quilters Donate 500th Quilt to AdventHealth’s Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House

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500th Quilt Donated to Hospice

PALM COAST, Fla., November 1, 2019 – On Oct. 28, a local group of quilters, dubbed the Hospice Quilt Project, donated their 500th quilt to AdventHealth Hospice Care’s Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House.

Located on the AdventHealth Palm Coast campus, the Hospice Quilt Project group has created and donated quilts to the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House since it opened in 2007.

On average, it takes approximately 30 hours to create a single quilt, meaning these 500 quilts represent nearly 15,000 donated hours.

The quilters meet each week to quilt together for the AdventHealth Hospice Care inpatient unit.

“Quilts are comforting for both patients and their families. It is more comforting to be wrapped in a colorful, warm quilt made with love, instead of the standard hospital-issued blanket,” said Pam Taylor of the Hospice Quilt Project group. “We love to quilt and what these quilts mean to the family of loved ones drives us to keep quilting. These quilts comfort the families for a lifetime.”

With each donation, the Hospice Quilt Project leaves a note that says, “From our nimble fingers and loving hearts, we offer to you this gift. May its warmth comfort you, body and soul.”

“I know firsthand how much these quilts are truly appreciated. My wife was presented with one of their quilts when she was a Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House patient,” said Richard Haas, treasurer of the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation and the AdventHealth Hospice Care East Florida Foundation.

To donate cotton material to the quilters, contact Taylor at Call386-447-8625.

“When family members pass, often people do not know what to do with the clothing, sewing materials, and other items left behind,” Taylor added. “These materials would be a great help to our team of quilters and would go towards comforting another family experiencing a great loss.”

The eight-bed Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House is the only standalone inpatient facility in Flagler County, and the most comprehensive hospice, offering acute, respite, home health and continuous care. No other hospice in Flagler County offers all four services.

About AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region
Encompassing six AdventHealth hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area with 1,196 beds and more than 8,000 team members. The North Region includes facilities in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Orange City, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast and Tavares. Formerly known as Florida Hospital, 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 provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. To learn more, click here.

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On Oct. 28, a local group of quilters, dubbed the Hospice Quilt Project, donated their 500th quilt to AdventHealth Hospice Care’s Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. Located on the AdventHealth Palm Coast campus, the Hospice Quilt Project group has created and donated quilts to the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House since it opened in 2007.

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