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Biz Buzz: Children's artwork to be displayed in Florida Hospital Flagler's emergency department

Also in Business Observer: awards, new hires and fundraisers
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

As part of Florida Hospital Flagler’s Art of Healing program, children’s artwork will be on display in the hospital’s emergency department.

Each quarter, artwork from several Flagler County schools will be put on display. This quarter’s art was provided by students from Bunnell Elementary.

“Putting the artwork here in the hospital has given our students the opportunity to have an impact on the healing process,” said Lynette Shott, Flagler County Schools’ executive director of student and community engagement, in a release. “In addition to helping patients, this has a lasting impact on the child or young adult creating and displaying the artwork. This can influence them as they make decisions on where they will go in life and how they can benefit humanity. That’s powerful.”

FHF’s Dr. Paul Mucciolo was the first to have the idea for the program.

“I know our patients will benefit from this,” he said. “Our organization’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ, and what better way to do that than with this artwork from the children?”

Taking charge

Palm Coast resident Valerie Clymer of Watson Mortgage Corp. was recognized by Mortgage Professional America as one of 2017’s Elite Women. Clymer stands among 75 female professionals who are breaking the status quo in becoming top leaders and executives in the industry.

“In an industry where a majority of leadership roles are still male-dominated, the women on this list are slowly changing the game,” MPA journalist Heather Turner said in a release. “They are the innovators, mentors and trendsetters who inspire the success of their peers every day and are ultimately influencing to change the face of this industry.”

Medical news

  • Florida Hospital won two Aster Awards for two different marketing and advertising campaigns. Florida Hospital Home Health’s new website,, took home the Gold Aster Award, and the Florida Hospital HeathCare Partners received the Silver Aster Award for a series of T.V. commercials.
  • The Eye Center recently welcomed the addition of ophthalmologist Dr. Megan Scott. Scott was an undergraduate student at the University of Texas in Austin and received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
  • Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners announced that Ryan Nolan was named its chief operating officer. Nolan will oversee the operations of the employed physician practices and their administration teams at hospitals in Flagler, New Smyrna, DeLand, as well as the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial and the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

Giving back

Angelete Birmingham (front right) and Jeromie Alan (back right) presented the check to Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties (front left) and her husband Ray (back left).

The Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation raised about $140,000 at its annual Dinner Celebration and Auction last month at the DAYTONA 500 Club at the Daytona International Speedway. The proceeds will be used to support SMA’s mental health programs and services.

Palm Coast woman raises funds for school supplies in memory of her son

Gary Yeomans Ford Lincoln saleswoman Angelete Birmingham, of Palm Coast, collected donations in memory of her late son to give backpacks stuffed with school supplies to local disadvantaged children.

In honor of her son, Steve Noonan, Birmingham and her co-workers raised $700 for the School Supply Project. When Jeromie Allan, the general manager of Gary Yeomans, heard about the collection, he matched it dollar-for-dollar, increasing the total to $1,400, in addition to the $1,000 donation from car dealer Gary Yeomans.

Donations can be sent to School Supply Project, in care of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, located at 470 Andalusia Ave in Ormond Beach, or you call 386-672-0294 for more information.

Onward and upward

  • Intracoastal Bank announced changes to its senior management team. Laurinda Alves will serve as the business relationship manager-treasury management, and Laura Gilvary will serve as the senior vice president and consumer banking manager. Alves has served on the senior management team for nine years, while Gilvary has served for the past five years.
  • The United Way in Volusia and Flagler Counties added Jeanne Rademacher to its team. Rademacher, who will serve as the director of community programs, will oversee 2-1-1, Help Me Grow and Campaign for Working Families. She previously served as the the president of Training Initiatives Inc. and is also a certified Florida Department of Law Enforcement instructor and adjunct faculty member of Daytona State College.
  • Jeanine Volpe of Coldwell Banker Real Estate was awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. She joins 30,000 other real estate professionals in North American who have earned the designation.

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