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Free “Harvest of Music” Community Concert Featured Christian Artist Twila Paris

DELAND, Fla., December 2, 2013 – On Friday, November 8, approximately 350 people joined Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial for the 10th annual “Harvest of Music” program featuring Christian artist Twila Paris at First Assembly DeLand.

In 1981, Paris recorded her first No. 1 song, “The Warrior Is a Child” at just 20 years old. Today, she has released 22 albums with 33 No. 1 hits. She has received numerous Dove Awards—including three for “Female Vocalist of the Year”—and sold more than 1.3 million albums during her 30-plus year career.

“We are all so blessed in many ways and this free community concert serves as a way for us to give God our thanks and praise,” said Art Bakewell, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Director of Pastoral Care. “This annual concert helps keep us focused on our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, as well as connect with our neighbors in celebration of the spirit of Thanksgiving.”

Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial are part of the Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler nonprofit hospital system. This program serves as another example of their mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. In 2012, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler collectively contributed more than $110 million in benefits to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

About Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler
Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler is a member of the Adventist Health System, the nation’s largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation, with 44 hospitals within ten states, 79,000 employees, 7,700 licensed beds, and 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

With five hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, Florida Hospital is the largest hospital system in the area, with 788 beds, 4,900 employees, and 650,000 patients every year. In 2012, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler collectively contributed more than $110 million in benefits to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.