Impact Advisors Delivers Teddy Bears to Patients at Florida Hospital for Children
Firm stuffs & delivers 150 bears during annual all staff meeting
|CHICAGO, IL – April 28, 2016 — Impact Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of healthcare information technology services, delivered 150 teddy bears today to patients at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, Fla. The firm was in Orlando for its annual all staff retreat, ImpactPalooza.
“Having the opportunity to deliver teddy bears to children who are being treated at Florida Hospital for Children was one of the most touching experiences of my life,” said Andy Smith, President and Co- Founder of Impact Advisors. “We were honored to support the hospital with this donation that each of our Impact Advisors Associates had a hand (literally) in making. We were happy to partner with this exceptional healthcare organization on this activity and hopefully provide a brighter day for the children.”
On Wednesday night, during the firms’ ninth annual ImpactPalooza staff retreat, Associates and their guests stuffed, dressed and accessorized 150 teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be delivered to children at Florida Hospital for Children. Today, Andy Smith, President, Michael Nutter, Vice President, and Jenny McCaskey, Vice President delivered the bears to the hospital and had the opportunity to meet and deliver a bear to a patient. Each stuffed animal was also delivered with a birth certificate and a special message to each recipient. Nutter is a former Florida Hospital employee and McCaskey served as a consultant to Florida Hospital’s CCIO from 2004-2006. Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the United States.
Patients were elated to receive the special delivery, and their parents were thankful for the acts of kindness.
“We are grateful to Impact Advisors for their generous gift,” said Traci Woods, Patient Experience Director, Florida Hospital for Children. “This demonstration of support makes a tangible difference for our patients and families.”
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About Florida Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year – more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. The Florida Division of Florida Hospital stretches from coast to coast with 26 hospitals, more than 4,600 patient beds, and more than 32,000 employees. The division includes the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, dozens of outpatient facilities and 26 Centra Care urgent care locations throughout Central Florida. Florida Hospital provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neurosciences, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs. Florida Hospital is a designated statutory teaching hospital and also trains physicians from all around the world on the newest technologies.
Florida Hospital for Children is committed to delivering world class programs, extraordinary patient care and clinical excellence. Our flagship hospital is the heart of a children’s network that includes primary care pediatricians, specialty clinics, emergency departments and Kids Urgent Care. With the help of Walt Disney Imagineering and input from patients, families and clinicians, Florida Hospital for Children features a seven-story, technologically advanced facility with a child-centered healing environment. We’ve assembled a world-class team of doctors, specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals who are second to none. At their disposal are some of the most advanced technologies, therapies and treatments available. We lead the way, not only in our approach to healthcare, but in research as well, finding new methods for treating children so we can improve outcomes. One of the premier children’s health systems in the nation, Florida Hospital for Children sets the standard for innovation, quality and comprehensive care.