Local Students Receive $3,000 in Scholarships from Hospital

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PALM COAST, Fla., June 6, 2016 The Florida Hospital Flagler medical staff awarded four local graduating high school students with $750 scholarships, totaling $3,000.

Florida Hospital Flagler general surgeon Dr. John Cascone presented the awards to the students during a special ceremony at Flagler Palm Coast High School on April 21.

This year's recipients were Flagler Palm Coast High School students Amanda Hok and Summer Wilcox, along with Matanzas High School student Meredith Wills. The John M. Canakaris, MD award, which honors a high school student that has volunteered within the community to help the underprivileged and less fortunate, was awarded to Matanzas High School student Vincent Launh.

Florida Hospital Flagler's medical staff has provided scholarships to students at Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School since 2004. Graduating seniors complete an application and the winners are chosen from various criteria, including class rank, SAT and ACT scores, extra-curricular activities and an interest in pursuing medical field-related studies.

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, which compose the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 899 beds and nearly 5,900 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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