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BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON THE PANDEMIC PERSISTS — Despite the onset of the omicron variant of the coronavirus and a surge in new cases, the grip of the pandemic may be weakening. Dr. Steven Miles says while the spike in the daily caseload has risen in recent days, the severity of those suffering from the disease is diminishing.

Two years after Halifax Health opened its hospital in Deltona, the facility is attracting its fair share of customers, also known as patients, in need of care for the hurts, knocks and problems that come with getting sick or injured or older.

The Halifax Health campus on Deltona’s north side, near the interchange of Interstate 4 and State Road 472/Howland Boulevard, logged 16,542 emergency-room visits in 2021, and 3,336 of the people who passed through the emergency center were admitted for inpatient care, according to figures compiled by Halifax Health.

The Deltona hospital also treated 2,210 people afflicted with COVID-19.

“Even though we’ve expanded the hospital here, we still have a long way to go,” Dr. Steven Miles told a group of prominent Deltonans Jan. 20.

Until the Daytona Beach-based Halifax Health opened its hospital in Deltona in February 2020, AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City, AdventHealth DeLand and Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford were the closest local options for emergency or extended care for most of the 200,000-plus people living and working in the I-4 corridor between the St. Johns River and DeLand.

“We are the only competent stroke center … to save your brain from the debilitating effects of a stroke,” Miles said.

THE BIG FOUR — The leadership team of Halifax Health in Deltona stands ready to expand the medical services available to people living in the fast-growing area between Orlando and Daytona Beach. From left are Matt Petkus, director of physician services; Tonja Williams, director of operations at the Deltona Halifax Health campus; Rafael Ramirez, marketing development specialist; and Dr. Steven Miles, M.D., senior vice president and chief quality officer of Halifax Health.

Halifax Health has entered into a partnership with University of Florida Health to offer more and varied types of specialized care and to venture into medical research. In the coming months, Halifax Health, including the Deltona campus, will add more services in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and oncology, Miles noted.

“People want health care services where they live,” he said.

In addition, Halifax Health has a partnership with Brooks Rehabilitation for therapy.

Halifax Health in Deltona boasts a hospital with 43 patient beds now available, along with space and plans for adding another 46 patient beds. A medical office building adjoins the hospital.

Some of the doctors at work there provide primary care to those who lack a physician for routine care or for referrals to specialists for higher levels of examination and treatment of conditions beyond the scope of primary care.


  1. Why can’t there be an emergency center or maybe a hospital built on the southeast side of Deltona close to 415 and the Osteen area?
    I would have to drive 7 miles to fish memorial. 8 and 8.5 to the facilities on howland.
    You have a hospital a half mile from exit 111 and a 1/8 of a mile from exit 114 on I-4. The emergency room three-quarters of a mile from exit 114. Pay attention to the homes in the entire city of Deltona

  2. Nice hospital been there twice only thing is that I been to Advent many time in my 35 years in Deltona Advent never sent me a bill my insurance covered everything not at Halifax , got bills up the ying yang ?


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