May 06, 2014
Florida Hospitals Celebrate National Day of Prayer

VOLUSIA & FLAGLER COUNTIES, May 7, 2014 – On May 1, Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center honored National Day of Prayer with celebrations.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, National Day of Prayer was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The National Day of Prayer is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. It holds a great significance for the nation, as it provides a day for Americans to recall and to teach the way in which the founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions.

At Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, guests joined the hospital in the Healing Garden for a moment of morning reflection with the Indigo Christian Academy Choir, Harry Watt of Gideon’s Bibles, and Chaplain David Allen, Jr. from Bethune-Cookman University.

At Florida Hospital DeLand, staff and visitors joined together for a prayer led by Chaplain Rudy Sterling. Additionally, Karl Marvin, Florida Hospital DeLand cardiovascular interventional technologist and talented musician, performed “America the Beautiful” while audience sang along.

About Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler
Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With five hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, Florida Hospital is the largest hospital system in the area, with 788 beds, 4,800 employees, and 650,000 patients every year. Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ, and in 2013, the hospitals collectively contributed nearly $104 million in benefits to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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