VOLUSIA AND FLAGLER COUNTIES, Fla., June 7, 2016 In celebration of the 42nd annual National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties hosted various events honoring emergency service personnel during the week of May 16-20.
Each hospital hosted an event for its EMS personnel throughout the week to recognize the brave men and women who dedicate themselves to saving lives.
Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach each provided a free lunch outside their ER entrances. Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach delivered free lunches to fire rescue stations in New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill.
About Emergency Medical Services Week
National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor those who commit their lives to saving others on the front lines of medicine. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford recognized the first National Emergency Medical Services Week, which continued for four more years. The week of recognition was reinstituted by ACEP in 1982, and in 1992, EMS Week was moved to May.
About Florida Hospital East Florida Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospitals mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach.