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Health First Thanks its 2,000 Volunteers for Making a Difference
April is National Volunteer Month

Rockledge, FL(April 30, 2013) – In honor of being National Volunteer Month, Health First would like to thank its more than 2,000 volunteers at Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital and Health First Viera Hospital who donate more than 300,000 hours a year to help our patients, their families and our community.

Rita Jonas has been a volunteer at Holmes Regional Medical Center for the past 27 years. She has done everything from taking menus to patient rooms, to helping in the surgical waiting room to helping special needs volunteers find the best fit for them within the hospital. Jonas also served as President of the Auxiliary back in 2000. “I love this hospital and it is incredibly rewarding in so many ways,” said Jonas. “I really enjoy helping people.” Jonas has volunteered more than 29,000 hours over the past 27 years. Her husband, Art, has volunteered at Holmes Regional Medical Center for the past 10 years.

Health First thanks the 2,000 volunteers who make a true difference and bring smiles to patient’s faces on a daily basis. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Health First’s volunteer program.

Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center Volunteer 85-year-old Rita Jonas

About Health First

Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit for more information.