Daytona Beach resident hired as director of public and governmental affairs with Florida Hospitals in Volusia, Flagler & Lake counties

Photo for Headline Surfer / Shown above is Kelly Ferguson, a Daytona Beach resident recently hired for an executive position with Florida Hospital's Central Florida Division - North Region.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona Beach resident Kelly Ferguson has been selected to serve as director of public and government affairs for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties. 

In this role, Ferguson will represent Florida Hospital at various government, business and community events and is responsible for planning, supporting and implementing government and public affairs efforts for Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.

Ferguson has 25 years of experience in government and non-profit development and management. She previously served as chief executive officer of WORC, Inc., a local non-profit organization, overseeing the efforts of 68 staff in providing direct care, residential options, and workforce development to adults with disabilities.

Ferguson has also previously served as the executive director of the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools and the development director for the News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach.

Most recently, Ferguson worked as a licensed realtor in St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties. 

A Volusia County resident since 1993, Ferguson has served as a community volunteer on several boards and for many civic and service organizations, including the Junior League, Cultural Council of Volusia County, PACE Center for Girls, Volusia County Schools, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Blue and Gold Gala, as well as many others. 

Ferguson earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Communications from Florida State University.

FAST FACTS: Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.