Volunteers load medical supplies donated by Halifax Health and other organizations onto plane for delivery to the Bahamas. The Chotas Family of Orlando coordinated the shipment of supplies via private plane.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 23, 2019) – Halifax Health recently made a donation of medical supplies to the Bahamas to aid medical professionals providing care to those affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Donated items included bags of intravenous fluids, respiratory and airway supplies, intravenous tubing and catheters, warming blankets, feeding tubes, blood collection and storage sets, dressings, surgical drapes, irrigation sets and various surgical supplies.
This donation effort was spearheaded by Halifax Health Chief Medical Officer Margaret Crossman, M.D.; Carl Chotas, M.D., a 2018 graduate of the Halifax Health - Family Medicine Residency Program; and Lee Chotas of Orlando, who coordinated the shipment of supplies via private plane.
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, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care 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 III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.