Halifax Health National Donate Life Month Activities Kick-off April 3 with Flag Raising

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (March 30, 2018) –

WHAT:                                  

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

WHEN:                                 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018                                  

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:

  • Jeff Feasel, president and chief executive officer, Halifax Health; 
  • Chris and Laura Dawkins of Orlando, the parents of a donor who will share their family’s journey;
  • Daytona Beach Police Detective Raymond Ousterman of Port Orange and Anthony Richards of Palm Coast, transplant recipients;
  • William Kendall, M.D., FACS, UF Health, assistant professor, Transplantation Surgery, Halifax Health - Center for Transplant Services; and
  • Matthew Petkus, vice president of surgical services, Halifax Health

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.  To further spread awareness, on April 13, hospital staff will distribute blue and green carnations to visitors, staff and patients to commemorate National Donate Life Blue & Green Day.

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, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five 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, a pediatric community clinic, 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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