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John Subers, Tony Papandrea, Pat and Elmer Stainbrook and David Ottati. PHOTO BY OBSERVER STAFF
Palm Coast Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 11 years ago

Hospital names humanitarian


Elmer Stainbrook helped raise $50,000 through two golf tournaments for the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House.

Elmer Stainbrook was recognized Monday, Nov. 15, as the 2010 Florida Hospital Flagler Humanitarian of the Year.

Stainbrook was introduced by the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year, Jerry Tranzow.

“He does good wherever he finds himself,” Tranzow said. Stainbrook’s contributions to the Flagler County community include serving on the board of the Family Life Center, where he facilitated funding to double the capacity of the Women’s Center and on the committee to build the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House.

Stainbrook chaired the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House golf tournament in 2009 and again with co-chair Erik Palacios in 2010. Together, the two tournaments earned approximately $50,000 for the Hospice House.

Tranzow added that this award confirms Stainbrook as a servant and a leader. He shared a verse from the Bible to describe Stainbrook: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.”

Stainbrook responded by saying that he was surprised to be honored for doing something he truly enjoys. He introduced his family and thanked everyone for attending the event.

In addition to recognizing Stainbrook, other hospital offi - cials highlighted aspects of the organization’s mission.

Elizabeth Denby, board member during the transition from Florida Hospital Memorial to Florida Hospital Flagler, called the hospital “a jewel” for Palm Coast and Flagler County.

David Ottati, president and CEO, said, “The mission of the hospital is to extend the healing hand of Christ to our patients, our guests.” The goal, he said, is to bring the community together to guide that mission.

$1 million by 2020?

Tony Papandrea, chairman of the board, shared his pride in the success of the Saving Hearts and Saving Lives in Flagler initiatives and announced the inauguration of the 20/20 Society. The goal of the society is to raise $1 million for the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation by the year 2020. Papandrea added that 20/20 also represents the importance of having a clear and focused vision for the future.

He introduced Michael Chiumento III, of Chiumento & Guntharp, and Bruce Page, president of Intracoastal Bank, as co-chairs of the 20/20 Society inauguration. Page said the society presents a unique opportunity to invest in health care. Chiumento added that the dividends include job creation, service enhancement and the opportunity to further the ministry of Christ.


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