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September 12, 2013
Florida’s First Lady Visits Florida Hospital DeLand and Delivers Journals

DELAND, Fla., September 13, 2013 – On September 6, Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott stopped by Florida Hospital DeLand’s BirthCare Center to share her “Love.Read.Learn!™” baby journal with new parents.

The Love.Read.Learn!™ journal is an engaging and educational scrapbook-style booklet that is filled with reading and learning tips, as well as child wellness information. It enables parents to keep track of their child’s immunization records and offers nutrition and wellness information. It also provides places to insert baby photos, “first word” memories and favorite stories. Designed to be one of the first gifts a child receives, these journals reinforces the state’s commitment to literacy and health.

While at Florida Hospital DeLand, Scott hand-delivered these colorful booklets to three new moms. The hospital will distribute the journals to new parents for the rest of the year.

The journal is based on 2008 findings of the National Early Reading Panel which analyzed the existing literature on early learning to determine what the skills and abilities are of young children (birth-five years) that predict later reading, writing, or spelling outcomes.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a 156-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.

Photo Caption:
On September 6, Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott stopped by Florida Hospital DeLand’s BirthCare Center to share her “Love.Read.Learn!™” baby journal with new parents. Here she stands with the Olascoaga family. From left to right: Julia Olascoaga, Ismael Olascoaga holding baby boy Julian, Ann Scott, Senator Dorothy Hukill, and Florida Hospital DeLand Chief Nursing Officer Pat Stark.

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