SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
On Jan. 3, Halifax Health commemorated 90 years of service to the communities it serves with a special cupcake celebration for its more than 4,000 employees in Volusia, Flagler and Orange counties.
On Jan. 3, 1928, Halifax District Hospital in Daytona Beach was officially opened with 125 beds, 40 of which were private rooms, and a 22-member nursing staff.
Julia May Leach served as the hospital’s first administrator.
Since that time, Halifax Health has experienced tremendous growth.
The community health system now provides a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including two hospitals, a freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, primary care offices, hospice care, home health care, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, psychiatric services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, children’s medical practices; a pediatric community clinic and an exclusive provider organization.
In addition, 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 about Halifax Health, visit halifaxhealth.org.