Florida Hospital DeLand Donates School Supplies to Local Elementary School

Florida Hospital DeLand employees unite to help prepare children for upcoming school year.
Chaplain Garfield Browne leads a group of employees in prayer.
Chaplain Garfield Browne leads a group of employees in prayer.
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Aug. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- DELAND – The school year is rapidly approaching and for many, that means it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Fortunately, the first graders at Edith I. Starke Elementary School, 730 South Parsons Avenue, DeLand are taken care of, thanks to the physicians and staff at Florida Hospital DeLand.

As part of the annual Backpack Drive, Florida Hospital DeLand stuffed 122 backpacks with pencils, crayons, folders, notebooks and other supplies.

“When we began doing this 10 years ago, Edith I. Starke Elementary School was an F school, and now they are an A,” said Ellen Hillyer, RN, BS, Manager of Employee Health. “It is so wonderful to see our hospital’s mission in action through the generosity of our employees. I’m so proud of everyone who worked to make this backpack drive a reality and touch the lives of so many kids.”

Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed full service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.

Celebrating 50 years of health care, Florida Hospital DeLand is honoring their past and celebrating their future throughout 2012. Visit www.fhdeland50.org for more information, contests, historical facts, event details and more.

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Florida Hospital DeLand Chaplain Garfield Browne leads a group of approximately 50 employees in prayer, blessing the back-to-school supplies hospital employees donated to the first graders at Edith I. Starke Elementary School on August 13.
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