DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (April 5, 2017) – On April 4, Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach joined health organizations nationwide in observing National Donate Life Month.
A special Flag Raising Ceremony, 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, was held on April 4. Speakers included a family member of a donor as well as a kidney transplant recipient who gave a touching testimonial about the exceptional care he received from the Halifax Health – Center of Transplant Services.
Halifax Health Medical Center will fly the Donate Life flag through the end of the month. In addition, the hospital will be lit green in the evenings throughout the month in observance.
Also, on April 21, hospital staff will distribute blue and green carnations to visitors, staff and patients to commemorate National Donate Life Blue & Green Day to further spread awareness.
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.
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, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four 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, two community clinics, 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.