Sherry & George Daniels Make $50,000 Gift in Support of Orlando Regional Medical Center

December 02, 2015

Sherry and George Daniels joined the Foundation’s Make History. Make a Difference centennial campaign with a generous $50,000 gift in support of Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). 

Sherry and George Daniels joined the Foundation’s Make History. Make a Difference centennial campaign with a generous $50,000 gift in support of Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). 

Their gift is now recognized with signage bearing their name on the Staff Respite Room on the seventh floor of the new ORMC Tower. Both Sherry and George have a personal interest in cardiac care, which is the focus of the clinical care provided on the seventh floor. 

When asked what inspired them to make their gift, George explains, “ORMC is special to us. Our parents were cared for here. One day, Sherry or I may need cardiac care here as well. ORMC always comes to mind as the best.” 

Sherry was part of the first graduating class of nurses at the University of Central Florida and is familiar with the 12-hour shifts required of nursing staff. She shares, “Anyone in a high-stress job needs a private place to decompress, even for a few minutes, before resuming the demands of their job so that they can be at their best for their patients and fellow colleagues.” 

That is precisely why the new ORMC Tower provides both staff lounges and Respite Rooms on each floor. While staff lounges are the scene of more activity as team members gather for meals, a quick break and conversation, the Respite Rooms offer a more private and calming surrounding for a clinician to step away for a moment and collect one’s thoughts — perhaps after a particularly emotional case. While our caregivers are highly trained professionals who deal daily with challenging medical situations, they too can be affected. The Respite Rooms are an important facet in caring for team members so that they, in turn, can offer their best in caring for our patients. 

As president of his family’s company, Daniels Manufacturing, Inc., George is a keen businessman who understands the power of investing in the future. He concludes, “ORMC is a good cause. If one is considering making a philanthropic gift within the community, this is the best local hospital.”