Frontline workers from Bayfront Health delivered caramel apples to educators for Halloween
Pinellas Park, FL (October 30, 2020) – In the days leading up to Halloween, Bayfront Health team members put together Halloween baggies for educators, administrators, and staff at local schools to thank them for their part during this pandemic. The bags were delivered to six local schools: Pinellas Park High School, Hollins High School, Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, Pinellas Park Middle School, Pinellas Park Elementary School, and Pace Center for Girls. In total over 700 bags were delivered.
“During this pandemic, healthcare providers have been thanked a lot. One of the forgotten heroes is our educators. They have had to make incredible adjustments to ensure that their students get a quality education in the safest way possible,” said Steven Koshler, Emergency Department Coordinator for Bayfront Health ER Pinellas Park. “We greatly appreciate their contributions to our community, and we want to do our part to thank them.”
Steve Koshler and Nursing Operations Manager for Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Liz Lavelle were on site to deliver the Halloween goodies to schools. Bags were delivered with the tagline, ‘From Our Front Line to Yours’. The bags consisted of caramel apples, a few candies, and a note.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $6.8 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY19, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 2.7 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided more than $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com.