Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation Raises $95,000 for Hospital Emergency Department Enhancements

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Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation raises $95,000 for hospital Emergency Department enhancements

Donations from Annual Gala attendees help to support growing needs of north Lake County

TAVARES, Fla. (February 26, 2016) The Florida Hospital Waterman Foundations 7th Annual Celebration of Life Gala sold more than 217 tickets raising a total of $95,000 to be used for the expansion of Emergency Services at Florida Hospital Waterman. The evening included dining, silent auction, entertainment by Violectric and a special giveaway drawing for a YETI Roadie.

Florida Hospital Waterman treats more than 63,000 patients in the Emergency Department each year, and this number continues to grow as our community continues to develop, says Anita Young, Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Florida Hospital Waterman. Through the philanthropic support of our community, we will soon be able to make needed changes to the Emergency Department such as enhancements to provide additional privacy, implementation of innovation and continuing to fulfill our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

The Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation provides funding for programs and services at Florida Hospital Waterman including the open heart program, the Community Primary Care Clinic, mission trips, and cancer care services.

Next years, 8th Annual Celebration of Life Gala will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Westin in Lake Mary. Call Call352-253-3270 or visit FHWatermanDonate.org for more information.

About Florida Hospital Waterman

Florida Hospital Waterman is a 269-bed, full-service community hospital located in the heart of Lake County. Founded in 1938 by Frank Waterman, president of the Waterman Fountain Pen Company, the hospital has grown from an 18-bed facility to a leading provider of acute and home health services in Central Florida. The hospital joined the Adventist Health System in 1992, and moved to its current location in 2003. With more than 1,700 employees and nearly 280 physicians on its medical staff, the hospital treats more than 15,000 inpatients a year and treats nearly 60,000 patients in its Emergency Department annually.

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