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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial

Non-profit Healthcare - Health Services 500 - 1,000 Employees 3 Active Jobs

For a young hospital built in 1994, FLORIDA HOSPITAL Fish Memorial has a long history dating back to 1952 and a legendary Philanthropist Judge Bert Fish, whose name continues to be preserved and revered. In more recent years, Orange City Health Affiliates, Inc., a not-for-profit healthcare company created by FLORIDA HOSPITAL, purchased the West Volusia Hospital Authority’s interest in Volusia Medical Center for $4.5 million in June, 1996. The Southwest Volusia Healthcare Corporation continued to operate Volusia Medical Center with FLORIDA HOSPITAL as the managing entity.Volusia Medical Center and the Bert Fish Foundation agreed to rename the hospital to reap the benefits of the strong FLORIDA HOSPITAL name, while also paying tribute to the hospital’s legacy Judge Bert Fish.

Volusia Medical Center was renamed FLORIDA HOSPITAL Fish Memorial in April 1998.

FLORIDA HOSPITAL Fish Memorial has a history and heritage that traces back to Judge Bert Fish. Judge Bert Fish spent his life in service of the United States from his appointment as Reading Secretary to the Florida State Senate at the turn of the century, to the Ambassador role he played with Egypt and Portugal. Though his travels were vast, his heart was never far from Volusia County, Florida. He left behind his wealth to establish the Bert Fish Foundation. The foundation funds healthcare clinics and facilities in Volusia County to assist in caring for the indigent. In addition, it supports healthcare educational efforts to ensure latest advances are available to the people of Volusia County.

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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is the Only Hospital in East Central Florida to offer Interactive Metronome™ brain-based therapy that accomplishes measurable goals

ORANGE CITY, FLORIDA, June 6, 2007 – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial speech therapist Raquel Kramer, SLP,CCC has been working with a stroke patient who is overcoming aphasia, a communication disorder. Gregory Watson, who suffered a stroke in October, 2006, came to the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Rehabilitative Services Center after his insurance changed and he could no longer attend therapy in Kissimmee. A resident of Lake Mary, FL, Gregory has noticed “a great difference” in his speech production and acquisition. He works in a Human Resources department, where he is frequently called upon to train people and to make presentations, so it is important that he regains his speech abilities and the ability to multi-task. Gregory has gained much from his Interactive Metronome™ sessions and his work with Raquel in speech therapy three times a week.

What is Interactive Metronome™? It is a neurological and motor rehabilitation program used by therapists to improve cognitive and physical defects in patients suffering from attention and concentration issues, motor planning and sequencing problems, language deficits, behavior issues, balance & gait issues, endurance, and strength deficits. Because of its wide range of uses, Interactive Metronome™ has been used successfully to treat and rehabilitate both pediatric and adult patients. Positive results have been seen in treatment programs for Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Vascular Accident, Balance Disorders, Limb Amputation, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury and Developmental Disorders.

Interactive Metronome™ works by helping patients to create new pathways in their brains to help them overcome injury or developmental delays. The IM program is a brain-based therapy that accomplishes measurable goals for patients by using innovative neurosensory and neuromotor exercises developed to improve the brain’s inherent ability to repair and remodel itself through a process called neuroplasticity. Damaged pathways in the brain are retrained or replaced by new pathways that help the patient to function with a greater degree of competence and confidence.

The therapy sessions consist of “a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through head phones. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. A patented audio or audio and visual guidance system provides immediate feedback measured in milliseconds.

In addition to rehabilitative uses, Interactive Metronome has been widely utilized and proven successful in performance improvement regimes. Musical and athletic performance has shown vast improvement following IM treatment and standardized test scores have also been positively influenced using this program. Many major universities nationwide have made IM a standard part of their practice and rehearsal schedules.

Interactive Metronome ™ is one of a variety of physical, occupational and speech-language therapies available for patients of all ages and varying degrees of impairment at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial. It is one of the newest and most successful therapies currently available, and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is the only hospital in the East Central Florida to offer the service. A physician prescription is necessary for therapy treatment that is reimbursable by insurance. Program packages for performance improvement are available to the general public at a reasonable cost, without physician referral.

For further information or to schedule a visit to the facility contact Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Rehabilitation Department at 386-917-5160.

Hospitals present check in the amount of $2,700 to the Volusia/Flagler area American Cancer Society (ACS). From Left to Right: Florida Hospital DeLand Chief Operating Officer Steve Otto; Volusia/Flagler ACS Area Division Delegate Beverly Grissom, Ph,D.; ACS Area Executive Director Robert Watts; Volusia County ACS Unit Operating Chair Claire Hunter and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Chief Operating Officer Evie Lowe.

“It put us over the top and we raised one million dollars this year,” said American Cancer Society Area Director Robert Watts.

According to Watts, the American Cancer Society was just $1,600 short of reaching their one million dollar fundraising goal. “With this check, we are now over our goal and we are thankful to everyone who helped us reach this milestone.”

In addition to the “Real Cowboys Wear Pink” T-shirt sales, both hospitals sponsored and participated in the annual Relay for Life fundraiser. Together their employees raised over $20,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

“Our hospitals share a strong partnership with American Cancer Society,” said Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Chief Operating Officer Evie Lowe. “We have a Cancer Resource Center on campus in partnership with the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute West Volusia as well as host support groups such as Man to Man Prostate Support Group and Look Good…Feel Better Cancer Support Group.”

Look Good…Feel Better is offered at Florida Hospital DeLand every other month on the third Monday at 6:00 p.m. and at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial every other month on the third Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group is offered at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial on the last Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.

Breast Cancer Support Group is offered at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial on the first Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m.

Vision and Mission


Providing Exceptional Care Through Exceptional People.

Our Mission

We extend the healing Ministry of Christ with Skill and Compassion.


Drug Free Workplace


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


  • Auxiliary
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center and Cath Lab
  • Emergency Department
  • Endoscopy Services
  • Home Care Services
  • Laboratory
  • Pain Management Center
  • Pastoral Care
  • Radiation Oncology Center
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Wellness Center
  • Wound Care