an end-of-year event sponsored by the Medical Executive Committee of the
Florida Hospital System, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida was
awarded a donation of $15,000.
donation honors the strategic partnership that the two organizations started
more than two years ago, primarily around the need for foster families and how
Devereux Florida could partner with the Florida Hospital church and its foster
parent ministry. The relationship has developed into a joint effort to support
hundreds of children and families in central Florida.
A shared mission
Florida Hospital System operates a broad network of hospital and physical
health clinics throughout Central Florida, and is part of the national network
of Seventh Day Adventist Healthcare.
Devereux Florida to have the opportunity to partner with one of the nation’s
leading healthcare systems and one that shares a mission of healing for those
in need is an honor,” said Lindsey
Phillips, Devereux Florida director of External Affairs, who was on hand to
receive the check.
gift was one of the largest donations Devereux Florida received in 2017, but it
represents more than financial support. “The gift was especially meaningful as
our two organizations have such a parallel commitment to physical and emotional
well-being of children and families,” continued Phillips.
A growing partnership
is not the first demonstration of support from Florida Hospital. Cash gifts to
Devereux Florida have taken place as part of the hospital’s employee-giving
program, and late last year, the hospital’s community impact team “adopted”
Devereux Florida’s Threshold and Orlando campuses for an in-kind donation of
landscaping and installation. The event was part of the hospital’s “Day of
Caring,” and its landscape design team lent its expertise to further beautify
the Devereux Florida campuses.
are so grateful for the gift from the Medical Executive Committee and for the
overwhelming support we have received from the entire Florida Hospital
community,” said Phillips. The donation will directly support Devereux-assisted
children and families. “Together we can make a real difference and strength the
resources available for overall well-being in our community,” she added.
Learn about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
From left: Lindsey Phillips, Devereux Florida director of External Affairs; Yamile Luna, Florida Hospital Community Impact and Volunteerism assistant vice president; and Meredith DeLaCruz, Devereux Florida business relations manager.
Volunteers from the Florida Hospital System help beautify the Devereux Florida campuses as part of their annual "Day of Caring."