Daytona Beach, FLA – (February 23, 2021)
In an effort to assist first responders and emergency personnel in providing emergency care to Volusia County residents, Halifax Health is on a mission to distribute a free Life Kit to residents of Volusia County. The Life Kits are being distributed in Volusia County and are tied to Halifax Health Medical Center Daytona Beach, Halifax Health Medical Center Port Orange, and Halifax Health UF Health Medical Center of Deltona.
A Life Kit is a FREE envelope that includes a life card, front door / window decal and a wallet card. The life card includes important medical information such as medical conditions, medications and allergies, as well as emergency contact information. The life card is attached to a magnet so that it can adhere to a refrigerator in a way that is easy for emergency personnel to see and access. The front door or window decal alerts first responders that medical information is accessible on the refrigerator. The wallet or purse card is a piece to keep on hand, so in a case of emergency, emergency contacts are quickly notified.
“The purpose of a Life Kit is to speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself.” Dr. Stephen Viel, Medical Director of Halifax Health Emergency Services explained. “In the event of an emergency, this is important information that all caregivers need to know, sometimes in a moment’s notice.”
Halifax Health has already distributed over 500 Life Kits and requests continue to roll in. “It’s good to see Volusia County residents be proactive about their own care.” said Dr. Viel. Halifax Health plans to continue to fulfill Life Kit requests well into 2021, with no end date to the program.
If you are interested in a FREE Life Kit, please visit halifaxhealth.org/lifekit.
About Halifax Health
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.