Ribbon Cutting and Celebration for Florida Hospital New Smyrna

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., April 8, 2016  The community joined in celebration for a special ribbon cutting event for the newest facility to join the Florida Hospital family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna.

On April 1, Bert Fish Medical Center and Adventist Health System officials signed and closed on the agreement that allows Adventist Health System, which also owns and operates Florida Hospital, to acquire Bert Fish Medical Center. At this time, Bert Fish Medical Center was renamed Florida Hospital New Smyrna and joined the East Florida Region of Adventist Health System, which 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.

On April 7, Adventist Health System announced that Ken Mattison, CEO for Florida Hospital Flagler, was appointed CEO of Florida Hospital New Smyrna. He will serve in a dual role until May 1, when Dr. Ronald Jimenez becomes CEO for Florida Hospital Flagler.

Both of these leaders have robust careers focusing on patient care, strategic growth planning and fostering relationships with employees and community members, said Rob Fulbright, Florida Hospital East Florida Region president/CEO. Our executive team is strong and ready to advance health care delivery in this region using the latest innovation combined with high-touch compassion.

 

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.

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