LAKE, FLAGLER AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES, Fla., Jan. 2, 2019 — Florida Hospital facilities, as well as hundreds of physician practices, urgent-care centers and other medical sites across the country, officially became AdventHealth today as part of a new consumer-centric brand launch.
The change comes several months after Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, announced the organization and its wholly owned hospitals and care sites would adopt the AdventHealth name.
AdventHealth, headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Fla., has nearly 50 hospitals and more than 80,000 team members in nearly a dozen states.
There are 30 AdventHealth hospitals and freestanding emergency departments in Florida, providing advanced health care to residents coast-to-coast. Under one unified brand, consumers can easily identify and navigate the entire system of care.
“This is an historic and transformational time for our organization and the communities we serve. We’re building on our rich legacy and stepping into the future with a new name and renewed dedication to caring for the whole person — body, mind and spirit,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division which encompasses 16 hospitals in the six counties in and surrounding metro Orlando: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia and Flagler. “We are the only national health-care company based in Florida, and with our hub in Orlando, we will continue to spotlight our world-class physicians, clinical excellence, and growing commitment to research and innovation.”
“This is an exciting time as we elevate our ability to connect communities with our expanded network of care,” said Mike Schultz, president and CEO of AdventHealth West Florida Division which includes Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Highlands, Marion, Pasco, Polk and Sumter counties. “This name change reinforces our commitment to provide a viable, affordable health care system and to continue our unique brand of inspired, compassionate whole-person care through clinical expertise and leading-edge innovation.”
Throughout the year, AdventHealth will launch new programs and initiatives as part of its commitment to whole-person health, clinical excellence and making health care easier for consumers to navigate. Those initiatives include a new app for patients to manage their health, records and medical needs; a wholeness screening tool in physician practices; and the Center for Genomic Health in Orlando.
About AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division:
Founded in 1908 by pioneering Seventh-day Adventists who believed in whole-person health — healing the body, mind and spirit — AdventHealth has grown into one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year in metro Orlando alone. AdventHealth operates nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care centers in nearly a dozen states, making it one of the largest faith-based health-care systems in the United States.
AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division encompasses 16 hospitals in the six counties in and surrounding metro Orlando: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia and Flagler. The Central Florida Division’s care network also includes more than 30 CentraCare urgent-care centers; dozens of sports-rehab and imaging centers; and hundreds of physicians, ranging from primary care to a full spectrum of specialties.
AdventHealth Orlando, the division’s flagship campus, serves both as a community hospital and as a major tertiary referral hospital for the region, much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.
AdventHealth Orlando is a designated statutory teaching hospital and trains physicians from around the world on the newest technology and procedures. The system provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neuroscience, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs.
The AdventHealth Research Institute has more than 250 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress. AdventHealth Orlando is also home to the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes and the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement.
About AdventHealth’s West Florida Division:
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth is a 1,810 bed health care system currently comprised of 10 acute-care hospitals including AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, AdventHealth at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 45 multi-specialty AdventHealth Physician Group practices, 15 AdventHealth Express Care at Walgreens clinics and six AdventHealth Centra Care Urgent Care Centers. The West Florida Division also provides home health care in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, and Polk counties, as well as parts of Sumter County.
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