ORLANDO, Fla., April 17, 2013 – Florida Hospital for Children recently dedicated 19 pediatric patient rooms on the 6th and 7th floors of the hospital thanks to the generosity of donors in the Central Florida community. An event was held to celebrate the individuals that have contributed to the care of children in our community and unveil the new signage located in front of each room.
“This was a record number of rooms to be dedicated to the hospital at one time,” said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Hospital for Children. “We are so thankful to our donors because without them we would not be where we are today. It is the generosity of our community that allows us to be a world-class center for pediatric care.”
The dedication ceremony for the 19 general pediatric rooms was held in 7th floor family area of Florida Hospital for Children. The small reception recognized each individual family and concluded with the donors unveiling their room signage on the two nature themed patient floors. Each pediatric room is private and family centered with a dedicated medical staff located close by.
The following are some of the donors who were recognized:
Chuck and Julie Cole
J. Darin and Andrea Stewart Family
James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Media Group, and Manheim
Lars and Julie Houmann Family
Make Life Better Foundation of Unicity International
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
OUC – The Reliable One
Sandi and Allen Saft
The David Maus Foundation
The Morningstar Project and the Bonis Family
Vivian and Barry Woods Trust – Gerald Rutberg
Florida Hospital for Children has one of the largest panels of pediatric experts in Central Florida with a highly trained team of more than 1,000 employees. It is home to 200-pediatric beds and serves as a destination for pediatric health care. It delivers a complete range of pediatric health services for younger patients including advanced surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedics, urology, endocrinology, transplant services, full-service pediatrics and an innovative health and obesity platform.
For more information, please contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.
Employees from David Maus Chevrolet volunteered for the annual David Maus Automotive Spring Egg-stravaganza Party at the Florida Hospital for Children today. The volunteers sat with children on each floor of the new Disney Pavilion creating and helping with arts and crafts donated by the David Maus Foundation. The volunteers also put together a egg hunt for the kids to get extra special trinkets to take home.
The David Maus Foundation financially supports four to six holiday parties a year at the Florida Hospital for Children with the volunteers coming from the Foundation and the four David Maus Automotive stores. Already this year, employees volunteered for the St. Patrick’s Day party. Next up will be a celebration of Independence Day on July 2nd for the children.
Last Sunday, local Central Florida DJ,”Taco Bob” WJRR’s morning show 101.1 FM visited the David Maus Chevrolet store with huge ticket giveaways. One winner was drawn every 30 minutes for the upcoming and exclusive Earth Day Birthday concert. Taco Bob is our most recent DJ endorser and always been a customer. Listen in on 101.1 FM from 5:00a – 10:00a to hear Taco Bob and the crazy things he talks about. To read about the show, click here.
David Maus Chevrolet is open 7 days a week in both Sales and Service. For more information call 407-547-2600.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Chevrolet was faced with many vehicles that were damaged by wind and water on land or in the port. These vehicles were destined for the crusher, but Chevrolet took a different approach. Instead of demolishing the cars they sent the damaged vehicles to the Guardian Center in Perry, Georgia. Chevy is the official automotive partner of Guardian Centers, an 830-acre facility that trains first responders in disaster preparedness. Junked cars are used where a full-size cityscape simulator gives trainees an entire urban center in which to train for all sorts of rescue operations and disaster scenarios.
The water-damaged vehicles are expected to help provide a realistic environment to simulate real-world incidents and natural disasters for first responders to make accurate and quick responses to victims. Chevy says its particular vehicles will be used “in conjunction with role players for wide area searches, traffic congestion in emergency situations, counter terrorism, public order and mass casualty exercises.”
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. For more information on the new 2013 Chevrolet line-up visit David Maus Chevrolet in Sanford or call 407-547-2600.
In February David Maus Chevrolet employees and customers took part in a food supply drive for a local Seminole County school, Crystal Lake Elementary, that needed help providing food for their lower income students. Everyone participated and we were able to deliver more than five full boxes of snacks and food to help build back up the supply in their food pantry.
The program at Crystal Lake Elementary is call The Caring Crocs Project . It was started in 2011 as a way to help families in need at the school. After watching a segment on 20/20 which talked about a homeless family in need within Seminole county the school administration felt it was important to reach out to our own school community. Students at the school have been identified over the years as needing food and clothing but once the program was initiated it opened the door to many families who never asked. These families are struggling for many reasons including current tough economic times so any help is so appreciated by them.
The program takes donated items including non perishable food, toiletries, school supplies and school uniforms. These donations come from the Crystal Lake families and staff as well as some local businesses. Some businesses sponsor the program and through these donations the program is able to donate approximately four times a year to several families in need at the school.
In addition to food and toiletry donations they collect unwrapped toys to distribute to families in need for the holiday season. It’s been a very beneficial program at the school and they hope to help many more families in need for years to come.
To find out more about this program, contact the David Maus Automotive CARE Director, Andrea, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 1960s were good to Chevrolet, especially the Camaro and Chevy is recapturing some of that magic in the all new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The ZL1 is an iconic muscle car that brings performance and style to the road, making it the most advanced Camaro ever to hit the market.
The 2013 Camaro ZL1 offers a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine with a maximum speed of 180 mph for the coupe and 155 mph for the convertible model. According to Chevrolet, the ZL1 coupe equipped with the six speed manual transmission will go from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The convertible will do it in 4.2 seconds. The coupe will post a standing quarter mile time of 12.1 seconds at 120 mph. The convertible crosses the line in 12.4 seconds at 117 mph. The manual coupe’s top speed is a gearing and drag limited 180 mph. The convertible is governor limited to 155 mph. The coupe will pull 1.0 g of maximum lateral acceleration. The convertible pulls 0.98 g. For comparison’s sake, the most common SS Camaro coupe’s numbers are 0-60 in 4.7 seconds, a standing quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 113 mph, a top speed of 155 mph, and only 0.90 g of lateral acceleration.
To find out more about the 2013 Camaro ZL1 visit or call David Maus Chevrolet today.
In other news:
Chevrolet will be the first to get hands-free Siri integration in its Sonic and Spark models. Starting today, iPhone-toting drivers on iOS 6 will be able to integrate Siri with the cars’ in-vehicle infotainment system, Chevrolet MyLink.
The integration will let roadsters make hands-free calls to iPhone contacts, play songs from iTunes, listen to and compose iMessages or text messages, and add appointments to their calendar.
International Photojournalist Linda Solomon teamed up with David Maus Chevrolet and volunteer mentors who took children ages 7 to 12 from the Coalition for the Homeless to teach them about photojournalism. The children were then instructed to take photos of what represented their hopes and dreams. The photos were then made into greeting cards. Thanks to David Maus Chevrolet employees and all the volunteers who participated in this great event.
Chevrolet introduced a V-8 rear-wheel drive performance sedan with the launch of the 2014 Chevrolet SS last weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. The racecar version will make its debut this weekend at the Daytona 500 as the official pace car.
Being described as a four-door Corvette, the Chevy SS will have the same rear-wheel drive now found in the Camaro and Caprice police patrol vehicle. It expected to deliver 415 horsepower and accelerate from zero to 60 in five seconds. This will be the brand’s first rear-wheel drive sedan since 1996.
“The Chevrolet brand was largely built on the strength of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it’s been 17 years since we’ve offered one,” said GM’s North America president Mark Reuss. “The all-new Chevrolet SS fills that void.”
The car will be the first to offer Automatic Parking Assist, which provides hands-free parking help. Other features include a Bose nine-speaker sound system; push button start; StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control; forward collision alert; lane departure warning and rear-vision camera rear cross traffic alert.
The SS will pace all four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races during Speedweeks – The Sprint Unlimited, both Budweiser Duels and the Daytona 500. And, it will be one of Chevrolet’s three newest models to pace NASCAR’s races at Daytona International Speedway next weekend:
· 2014 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
· 2013 Camaro ZL1 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300
· 2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy 250
“Chevrolet is extremely proud to be a part of NASCAR’s season-opener by pacing all of the events at Daytona International Speedway,” said Jeff Chew, Marketing Manager for Chevrolet Racing. “In 2013, Chevrolet will launch 13 all-new or significantly redesigned products in North America.”
The 2014 Chevrolet SS will be available at David Maus Chevrolet in Sanford in the fall.
For more information on the Chevrolet SS and official Daytona 500 pace car visit blogs.wsj.com or www.sbnation.com.