Central Florida Regional Hospital Named Seminole County Business of the Year
SANFORD, FL, June 8, 2010 Central Florida Regional Hospital has been named Business of the Year by the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the annual Chamber Choice Awards event on Thursday, June 3, at the Orlando Hilton Altamonte Springs.
Business of the Year recognizes a business that stood out from others over the past year based upon performance. Central Florida Regional Hospital was also recognized for its significant contributions to the community and its impact on the quality of life in Seminole County. The selection committee, made up of a diverse group of Chamber members, reviewed entries for nine businesses nominated for Business of the Year. In addition awards were presented in eight other categories honoring achievements in business, non-profit, public service and education.
Affiliated with HCA, Central Florida Regional Hospital employs more than 970 and has 225 physicians on its medical staff and 163 volunteers. Last year the hospital treated 104,992 patients, caring for 43,458 in the Emergency Room. In 2009, Central Florida Regional Hospital provided more than $14.3 million in charity and uncompensated care and nearly $14.4 million in local vendor support, including notable support for Minority and Women Owned Businesses. Central Florida Regional Hospital was recognized not only for its quality healthcare and financial impact on Seminole County but also for its green practices, employee health and wellness programs and support of education and other non-profit organizations.
I am proud of our team and very blessed to be part of an organization that has the opportunity to positively impact the lives of other people every day, said Wendy H. Brandon, Chief Executive Officer, Central Florida Regional Hospital. It feels especially good to know that our community recognizes all of the contributions we make to improve the quality of life for our residents.