Mayor Ray Bagshaw and Chief of Police Chris Francisco kicked off the early morning gathering by extending a warm City of Edgewood welcome to a full house of invited guests and staff. The event, appropriately called an Ecumenical Blessing held on August 13, was highly successful. “It was quite comforting and uplifting to observe eighteen spiritual faith leaders come together, joining hands and offering up a simple blessing.” stated Jon Marc Creighton, Regional Director, Halifax Health - Hospice.
The focus that morning was not only to dedicate their new office space located at 5210 S. Orange Avenue, but more importantly to seek and deliver spiritual protection for the trained nurses, caregivers, social workers, chaplains and supportive staff who venture out, day and night, to serve others.
Halifax Health - Hospice has been providing quality end-of-life care for over 36 years in Volusia and Flagler counties. They have a proven track record for sustaining high standards, especially when it comes to measuring dignified comfort and compassion. Some of the unique programs that Halifax Health - Hospice offers include Bereavement and Traumatic Loss Programs, Camp BeginAgain Children’s Greif Centers, Hearts and Hooves and four distinct Care Centers.
Recently, the State Agency For Healthcare Administration awarded Halifax Health - Hospice with a Certificate of Need for Orange and Osceola counties. This operational license is issued to a provider based upon statistical data identifying that there is a need for additional hospice services. In early June of this year, Halifax Health - Hospice began serving patients and families in this region.