DELAND, FLORIDA, June 20, 2007 –Florida Hospital DeLand announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for keeping the hospital staff accountable for quality, patient safety and long- term financial stability. The new Board members represent diverse aspects of the DeLand community and begin serving their 2-year terms this year. The new members include:
Clarence “Bo” Davenport is a long-time leader in the community with a career of leadership with the city of DeLand. Bo stays connected with civic involvement through local Rotary clubs and the DeLand Chamber of Commerce.
Ben Flowers, Jr., a DeLand native, is active in his community as current President of the DeLand Breakfast Rotary and in his spare time serves as President of Main Street Community Bank.
Mark Zimmerman, Esq. is an attorney who has worked for many years assisting local government and private individuals while exhibiting a significant passion for the growth of local healthcare services.
James H. Scheiner is Dean of the Stetson University School of Business Administration.
These four new members will be joining the current Board of Directors which consists of various community members, health care executives, and physicians. The current Board of Directors consists of:
• Taver Cornett, Retired MainStreet DeLand Executive Director
• Bill Duff, The Page Agency
• Dr. Hendrik Dinkla, Florida Hospital DeLand Chief of Staff
• Lewis Seifert, Senior Vice President of Finance, Adventist Health System
• Michael H. Schultz, CEO of Florida Hospital, Florida Region
• Womack Rucker, Vice President Corporate Relations, Adventist Health System
• Joe Johnson, CEO & President, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
• Dr. Thomas Corbyons, Florida Hospital DeLand Chief of Surgery
• Dr. Brent Schlapper, former Florida Hospital DeLand Chief of Staff
• Lorna Jean Hagstrom, community volunteer
• Joyce Cusak, State Representative, District 27
“At Florida Hospital DeLand, we have had a long tradition of Board members who take our mission seriously and work closely with us to ensure that the local community is served well. A critical factor in the functioning of a community hospital is the quality and engagement of its Board of Directors and we are grateful to have such established community members participate on our board,” said Florida Hospital DeLand President & CEO Daryl Tol.
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed acute-care hospital. The not-for-profit hospital is guided by the motto, “Skill to Heal. Spirit to Care.” Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand visit www.fhdeland.org.