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Friday, December 11, 2009 - North Broward Medical Center Hosts Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Deerfield Beach, FL - On Thursday, December 10th, approximately 200 people gathered in the conference room of Broward Health North Broward Medical Center for a special menorah lighting ceremony. Each year the hospital organizes the event to celebrate the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah.

“The lighting of our menorah is a tradition we look forward to each year,” said Pauline Grant, CEO of North Broward Medical Center. “We are pleased that so many of our community members, employees and patients joined us for this memorable occasion.”

The menorah lighting ceremony was lead by Rabbi Yisroel Edelman. Young Israel of Deerfield Beach synagogue member Sol Rosen, who played an integral part in the establishment of the hospital’s Sabbath Room, introduced the rabbi and thanked North Broward Medical Center profusely for its respect and dedication to the Jewish faith. Following the ceremony was musical entertainment and kosher refreshments for guests.

In 1994, North Broward Medical Center established a Sabbath Room on the third floor to accommodate visiting family members and provide a quiet, personal place for observant Jewish families to celebrate the Sabbath.  Kosher meals are on hand and a rabbi, holiday prayer services and prayer books are available upon request.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.browardhealth.org.