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Florida Hospital Healthy Futures Program


 FREE Sports Physicals Event
Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23, 4 - 9 PM

*AdventHealth Gate
*Located at the west end of the stadium, off International Speedway Blvd.
1801 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114


Don't miss out on this great event! See flyer for details: AdventHealth VCS Sports Physicals.pdf


For more information, contact your school's Athletic Director, or Kelly Amy, at (386)734-7190, ext. 20641.



School Board and Florida Hospital Team Up in Major Partnership


​Florida Hospital and Volusia County Schools agreed to a historic partnership on Tuesday, June 19,  known as the Florida Hospital Healthy Futures Program. It is the largest agreement involving naming rights for Volusia County School Board and will serve as a state and national model for future agreements.
It is a 5-year, $2 million agreement, and Florida Hospital is designated as the Official Healthcare Champion of Volusia County Schools and has official naming rights to each of the health care academies and programs – there are six high school health care academies and nine academic health care programs at middle and high schools. While other districts have entered into naming rights agreements for athletic facilities, this agreement is unique in that it creates educational opportunities for students.
In addition to the naming rights and support to our health care academies and programs, Florida Hospital has committed to provide targeted services that value at $1 million for three key areas: 1) chronic absenteeism, 2) student athlete health and 3) career development within the health care industry.
  • Chronic student absenteeism: Florida Hospital will provide a liaison to work with school nurses, provide chronic disease education to parents and students, and provide E-Care/telemedicine services, with full parent consent and collaboration, at 36 of the schools with the highest absenteeism rates. 
  • Student athlete health:  Florida Hospital will provide access to its Florida Hospital Concussion Program, including testing services and training.  Florida Hospital will also assist with pre-participation sports screenings for students, provide a dedicated certified athletic trainer to work with school trainers and training to coaches and athletic trainers.
  • Internship programs:  Florida Hospital will have the opportunity to establish student internship programs at each high school health care academy in coordination with the district's career and vocational education programs.  Florida Hospital will also arrange for hospital tours for students and health care professional speaking events at schools.
  • High school graduate job fairs:  Florida Hospital will have the opportunity to host job fairs to recruit graduates from high school health care academies and other programs.
  • Health care education and information:  Health and wellness materials may be provided to students and parents, including school-year kick off folders for students.

To see a copy of the agreement, click HERE 








AdventHealth to Provide Free Physicals for Volusia County Schools Student Athletes


AdventHealth will perform free physicals for Volusia County Schools high school student athletes on May 21 and 23 from 4 – 9 p.m.


These annual mandatory pre-participation physicals for student athletes will include assessments of vitals and functional movement, as well as a medical screening.


AdventHealth will perform these sports physicals at the Daytona International Speedway in the AdventHealth injector.


Centrally located within Volusia County and with plenty of available parking, the hospital's gate entrance at the racetrack will give the students the opportunity to experience a race day via virtual-reality googles and play outdoor games such as giant Jenga and cornhole.


Each high school will provide transportation to-and-from the events.


To download the form for the annual mandatory pre-participation physicals, click here. Students must bring this paperwork, completed and signed by their parents, in order to be transported to the event.


These free physicals are provided as part of AdventHealth's historic $2 million, five-year partnership with Volusia County Schools. The partnership strives to address three key issues affecting students: student athlete health; career development in the healthcare industry; and chronic absenteeism.


AdventHealth Begins Health Services to Volusia County Schools with the Highest Rates of Chronic Absenteeism


As part of AdventHealth's historic $2 million, five-year partnership with Volusia County Schools, the hospital system has begun the first phase of providing healthcare services to students at select schools with the highest rates of chronic absenteeism.


"During the 2017-2018 school year, nearly 17% of Volusia County students were chronically absent – meaning they had 10 or more unexcused absences within the school year," said Volusia County Schools Superintendent Tom Russell. "Across our system, this equates to about 11,000 students annually."


On April 22, the program has begun at Westside Elementary School in Daytona Beach and will rollout to an additional 35 schools in the coming months.


"We are launching this program at Westside Elementary because more than a quarter of their students were chronically absent during the previous school year," Russell said. "After nearly a year of planning and working through the complex operations and logistics, we are thrilled to start this program, providing students with urgent care services in our school clinics, in hopes we can help our students stay in the classrooms to learn."


"Chronic absenteeism is a critical issue facing our area schools. Regularly missing time in the classroom can create a significant barrier to learning, earning good grades and even graduating," said David Ottati, CEO of the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region, which includes the AdventHealth facilities in the Volusia County. "With the AdventHealth eCare app, students will have access to urgent care providers via live, secure tele-health consultations. Helping our children get healthy and stay healthy ensures they can come to school each day ready to learn, grow and thrive."


The local hospital system will provide a tablet with the AdventHealth eCare app and printer to clinics at the 36 schools with the highest rates of chronic absenteeism.


Using AdventHealth eCare, students and their parents will experience a face-to-face video visit with a board-certified physician or nurse practitioner for a range of urgent care issues, such as pink eye, coughs/colds/flu, minor injuries, allergies, urinary tract infections, and more.


During this virtual visit, students can receive a diagnosis for minor ailments, learn about treatment options, receive follow-up instructions and obtain a prescription if needed – all without leaving the school clinic or at home at the family's convenience.


Launched during the summer of 2016, the AdventHealth eCare app allows Florida residents to virtually consult with a healthcare provider for urgent, non-acute medical needs 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. Normally, an AdventHealth eCare visit is $49 without insurance. However, as part of AdventHealth's partnership with Volusia County Schools, the hospital system created a fund that the school district will manage to cover the cost of the visit for students.


"One of the core focuses of this partnership is to reduce the number of students who are chronically absent," said Russell. "We need our students to be healthy enough to come to school, and they need to be healthy in order to perform their best in the classroom."


Chronic absenteeism is one of the three key focuses of the AdventHealth partnership with Volusia County Schools. The other two aspects of the partnership center on student athlete health and career development opportunities within the healthcare industry. ​







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