In 1959, with five acres of land donated by the Scarlett Family and an additional five acres purchased, the West Volusia Hospital Authority constructed a 60-bed hospital that opened its doors in March of 1962. As the community continued to grow, so did the facility and the scope of services offered. In 1968, the fourth floor was completed and the hospital increased its bed capacity to 103 beds, including the five beds on the new Intensive Care Unit. In 1970, additional land was purchased and the hospital's expansion began, which included the construction of the Laboratory and Emergency Room.
Funded by donations and tax dollars, the hospital added Surgery, Administration and business offices, Dietary and a new boiler plant in 1974. Several years later, the existing Radiology department was relocated and expanded to include Nuclear Medicine. Renovations and expansions continued in the 80's with the addition of the psychiatric unit, renovation of the maternity unit and expansion of the Outpatient Surgery and Emergency Room triage areas.
Acquired by Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare system in the US in October 2000 and renamed Florida Hospital DeLand, the facility now has 156-beds with more than 150 physicians on staff.
In the last three years, the DeLand community has seen renovations to the entrances on Stone Street and Plymouth Avenue. BirthCare Center, Sleep Disorders Center, Interventional Radiology, Daily Bread Cafe, Cardiopulmonary Wellness Center and Progressive Care Unit. It has also seen the addition of the Florida Hospital DeLand Digestive Health Center, Memory Garden and will soon see the ground breaking for Victoria Medical Park.
New technology has also been purchased, such as digital mammography, laparoscopic surgical tower, a second, more powerful CT scan, a new MRI and an electronic medical record system. Florida Hospital DeLand has invested in new programs including hourly patient rounding to promote patient satisfaction, evidence based practice and a quality committee to improve patient outcomes, Stroke Certification and applying for Chest Pain Accreditation.
Our goal at Florida Hospital DeLand is not only to provide quality health care to our patients, but to also extend concern, compassion and respect to all people we serve. Florida Hospital DeLand offers a wide range of services in order to provide care and comfort close to home through a united team effort.