(L-R) Vivian Swenson and Halifax Health-Auxiliary President Cynthia Rose
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 26, 2019) –Vivian Swenson of Port Orange was recently awarded a $500 college scholarship by the Halifax Health-Auxiliary. This is the first scholarship awarded by the auxiliary to a teen volunteer.
A 2019 graduate of Champion Preparatory Academy, Swenson has volunteered at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach for over a year, donating more than 146 hours of service. Swenson began as a patient transporter and now serves as a patient ambassador in the intensive surgical care unit.
This summer, Swenson enrolled at Daytona State College with plans of applying for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program. She would like to eventually obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.
Halifax Health-Auxiliary is a local charitable 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve the community through partnership with Halifax Health. The auxiliary has been operating since 1932 and serves over 400 volunteer members contributing more than 80,000 hours annually. Halifax Health-Auxiliary also assists with general fundraising efforts through its gift shop, sponsored sales and partnership with First Uniform – an in-house healthcare apparel and accessory store. For information on volunteer opportunities at Halifax Health, call 386.425.4036 or visit halifaxhealth.org/volunteering.
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.