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Florida Hospital North Pinellas continues its community outreach

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Published:   |   Updated: April 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM
TARPON SPRINGS -

Florida Hospital North Pinellas has kept up its activity in the local community since taking over the facility formerly known as Helen Ellis Memorial in 2010.

The hospital’s latest effort came earlier this year with the donation of computers to Adventist Christian Academy, a private school in New Port Richey.

Adventist Christian Academy is a small operation located on Thys Road that instructs roughly 60 students. The goal of the donation was to further the efficiency and effectiveness of students’ time in the classroom.

“Normally in a smaller school like New Port Richey’s Adventist Christian Academy, you have to do a lot just to keep up,” Mark Schiefer, a hospital operating board member at Florida Hospital North Pinellas was quoted as saying in a press release. “For me to get a phone call saying, ‘we would like to help you out with new computers,’ was just totally unexpected. We’re very grateful for this donation.”

“Much of the curriculum our school follows is online nowadays,” said the school’s Principal Almibar Cruz. “The students utilize Microsoft PowerPoint to complete Science and Social Studies projects. Our eighth grade classes are now required to partake in a typing program.”

Adventist Christian Academy teaches children from kindergarten through eighth grade and has been operating in New Port Richey since 1968.

Hospital vice president of business development Paul Hoover said in the press release that facility officials intend to continue community outreach in the future, particularly relating to children and schools.

“We have been blessed with a beautiful facility, knowledgeable staff and focused team members, it is important to extend our reach and provide support to our future leaders.”


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