AdventHealth, formerly Adventist Health System, is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. As of 2019, AdventHealth has 53 hospital locations and more than 80,000 employees throughout the United States. With total annual revenue of over $8 billion, it is one of the largest health systems in the country.
AdventHealth provides a wide range of services, including emergency care, surgery, cancer treatment, heart and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, orthopedics/spine care, and rehabilitation. The health system also offers home health care, hospice care, personal health plans, and wellness programs.
In addition to its hospitals and clinics, AdventHealth operates many businesses, including an insurance company, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, and a provider of urgent care services. The health system also owns and operates several outpatient surgery centers and medical offices.
AdventHealth is headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The system employs more than 80,000 people. AdventHealth’s primary service area is Central Florida, but the system also has a significant presence in Tampa Bay, Orlando, and the Space Coast region. AdventHealth has been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by Forbes, Working Mother, and Fortune magazines.
The History of Adventhealth
The system was founded in 1973 as a merger of two hospitals in Central Florida—Adventist Hospital in Orlando and Lutheran Hospital in Winter Park. The system rapidly expanded throughout the 1990s and 2000s through a series of mergers and acquisitions with other hospital systems. In 2013, the system changed its name from Adventist Health System to AdventHealth.
AdventHealth is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, however, it operates independently from the church. The health system’s mission is “Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ”, and its values are “Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Wholeness”.
The organization provides a wide range of services including acute care hospitals, home care agencies, hospice centres, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics
and physicians groups. In addition to its hospitals, AdventHealth has an extensive network of urgent care centres, surgery centres, physical therapy clinics and more.
AdventHealth has been recognized as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. The health system has also been awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for five consecutive years.
AdventHealth is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care for all, including those who are most vulnerable. The organization provides millions of dollars in free and uncompensated care every year and offers a wide range of programs and services to support the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
AdventHealth has a long history of serving the needs of the underserved and is one of the largest providers of charity care in Central Florida. The health system operates several clinics that provide free or low-cost healthcare services to low-income and uninsured patients. AdventHealth also partners with community organizations to provide financial assistance, transportation, language services, and other wraparound services to help patients access the care they need.
AdventHealth is deeply committed to the communities it serves and has a long history of giving back. The health system provides millions of dollars in charitable care and services every year, and its employees volunteer thousands of hours to support local nonprofits and causes. AdventHealth also operates several foundations that provide financial support to community initiatives and programs focused on improving the health and well-being of residents.
AdventHealth is a strong supporter of education and offers a wide range of scholarships and programs to help students pursue their educational dreams. The health system provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year, and its employees serve as mentors and tutors for local students. AdventHealth also partners with schools and community organiszations to provide educational resources and support.
As a leading healthcare provider, AdventHealth is committed to providing the best possible care for its patients. The organization continually invests in new technology and facilities and works to attract the top doctors and nurses to its team. AdventHealth is constantly innovating to find new ways to improve the quality of care it provides and is always looking for ways to better serve its patients and communities.