Flagler Schools Honors Florida Hospital Flagler

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:29pm

Flagler Schools has chosen Florida Hospital Flagler as the district winner of the 2017 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award. This program recognizes businesses “for their extraordinary contributions to public education in Florida.” Representatives from Florida Hospital Flagler were on hand in Orlando Wednesday, June 14th to receive their award. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart told representatives of the 44 district winners, “Strong partnerships between the education and business communities are essential to student success, and I hope more businesses will take advantage of this mutually beneficial opportunity.”


When it came time for Rymfire Elementary School to select a Flagship Program in 2014, the principal turned to the students and as a result, a Medical Services and Health & Fitness Flagship Program was born. Florida Hospital Flagler is the main sponsor of this unique Flagship Program and provided the medical equipment and professionals to create a lab and environment where students can apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world scenarios.


Beyond the Flagship Programs, Florida Hospital Flagler takes a key role in our Classroom to Careers initiative by sponsoring Career Exploration Tours and giving students a glimpse of the myriad of careers inside the hospital and the healthcare system.  


Health and medical staff have shared their expertise in the classrooms of Flagler Schools and we annually join together in planning the Pink Army Campaign.  


The Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards, presented by Wells Fargo, are administered by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation to encourage successful alliances within the business community and among local school districts for the benefit of Florida’s students. Other sponsors of the 30th annual awards program are MGT Consulting Group, Florida Power and Light, Kyra Solutions, and Gray-Robinson Attorneys at Law.


Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributes nearly $120 million annually in benefits to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.