Florida Hospital New Smyrna Recognizes Staff Member

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., October 11, 2018 – Florida Hospital New Smyrna recognized Trey Gugliara, a staff member in internal medicine physician Dr. Kimberly Keller’s office at the Florida Hospital New Smyrna Health Park, with the Starfish Award. This award recognizes employees that are not nurses, but still provide impactful, compassionate patient care.

Gugliara was nominated by a Chris Miller, practice manager for Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, the employed group of primary care physicians and specialists for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties.

Miller recounted a time when Uber had mistakenly dropped-off a family at the outpatient facility’s front entrance, instead of Florida Hospital New Smyrna which was four miles away. The family had a loved one taken to Florida Hospital New Smyrna by ambulance for a suspected stroke and were trying to meet him in the emergency department.

“The Uber trip cost $60+ and they did not have the funds to call Uber to come back. Needless to say, they were distraught. Trey was on her lunch hour and overheard what was going on. Without giving it a second thought, she loaded them in her car and delivered them to Florida Hospital New Smyrna,” Miller wrote in a nomination form for Gugliara. “She is so compassionate and caring and is a great example of someone that lives our mission at work and in her personal life. We are truly blessed to have her on our team!”

About Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has announced that it will soon change its name to AdventHealth. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees. As of Jan. 2, 2019, Florida Hospital New Smyrna will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. This name change is not the result of a merger, acquisition or change in ownership, but part of our efforts to help consumers easily identify AdventHealth’s care locations and services. We remain steadfastly committed to delivering whole-person care for the mind, body and spirit and our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ remains the same.

Located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.

Photo Caption:
Florida Hospital New Smyrna recognized Trey Gugliara, a staff member in internal medicine physician Dr. Kimberly Keller’s office at the Florida Hospital New Smyrna Health Park, with the Starfish Award. Florida Hospital New Smyrna CEO Ken Mattison (right) comforts Gugliara (left) as she is overwhelmed with emotion by this recognition.