Halifax Health to Commemorate National Donate Life Month with Flag Raising

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (March 30, 2017) –

WHAT:                                   

National Donate Life Month Flag Raising Ceremony at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach   

WHEN:                                 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017                                  

10:00 a.m.                                   

WHERE:                               

FranceTower (entrance)

Halifax Health Medical Center

303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach                                                              

DETAILS:                             

Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach joins health organizations nationwide participating in Flags Across America, a Donate Life America initiative which honors and celebrates the hundreds of thousands of donors and recipients whose lives have been affected by organ, eye and tissue donation.  Halifax Health Medical Center will fly the Donate Life flag throughout the month of April which is recognized nationally as Donate Life Month.                                     

Speakers will include:

  • Jennifer Eden of DeLand, a mother of a donor who will share her family’s journey;
  • Derick Rogers of Sanford, a kidney transplant recipient;
  • Kent Harman, M.D., director of critical care medicine for Halifax Health Medical Center;
  • Rod Mateo, M.D., surgical director for Halifax Health – Center for Transplant Services;   

and

  • Matthew Petkus, Service Line Administrator, Halifax Health Medical Center

The public is invited to attend this free ceremony.

In addition, the hospital will be lit green in the evenings throughout April in observance of National Donate Life Month.  Also, on April 21, hospital staff will distribute blue and green carnations to visitors, staff and patients to commemorate National Donate Life Blue & Green Day to further spread awareness.

Halifax Health – Center for Transplant Services provides professionally integrated, expert medical and surgical treatment and follow-up care for patients.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org/transplant

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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