Florida Hospital Will Soon Be Advent Health

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Hospital News
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Adventist Health System Announces Plans to Become AdventHealth and all of the organization's wholly owned entities will begin carrying the AdventHealth name on Jan. 2, 2019.

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health

System, one of the nation's largest faith-based health care systems, with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees, today announced that it will soon become AdventHealth. With the name change, the health system will move to being one consumer-centric, connected and identifiable national system of care for every stage of life and health.

As part of this transition, all of Adventist Health System's wholly owned hospitals, including all Florida Hospital locations in the West Florida Division, and hundreds of care sites across its footprint will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo beginning Jan. 2, 2019. The naming structure will allow consumers to more easily distinguish AdventHealth's care locations and services. While its name is changing, the organization is not changing in ownership or business structure.

"We are transforming to be a more consumer-focused health care system to better meet the needs of those we care for and the communities we serve," said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for Adventist Health System. "Becoming AdventHealth allows us to be a fully integrated and distinguishable health system across all aspects of the care continuum, while also speaking to our Christian healing ministry, message of wholeness and our rich Seventh-day Adventist roots."

The name AdventHealth signals the arrival or beginning of health and expresses a strong and clear connection to the healing and salvation that God has promised. Adventist Health System's promise of wholeness is an expression of the belief that caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every person is the key to good health.

"We want our hospitals and care sites to be places where people can experience hope as well as healing, and the AdventHealth name so appropriately expresses that sense of expectation and optimism while also connecting with our promise of wholeness and our rich faith-based heritage," said Gary Thurber, board chairman for Adventist Health System.

In preparation for the launch of a system wide brand, the organization spent eight months focused on deploying consistent culture and service practices to solidify the consumer-centric approach that will inform every interaction and experience that patients have with caregivers and team members across all care settings.

"This is a wonderful and exciting time for the organization. We are united by our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, as well as our vision, values and service standards to provide best-in-class, consumer-centric care," said Shaw. "In continuing our tradition of healing and hope, we will work to make an even greater impact and foster abundant life in the communities we serve."

In September, a transition campaign featuring television and print ads will begin in various markets across the country. Changes to signage and visual elements at hospitals and other facilities are expected to take place in January when the AdventHealth name is fully adopted system wide. Joint venture locations will not change as part of this rebrand.

About Adventist Health System With a sacred mission of extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, Adventist Health System (AHS) is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A Christian mission, shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states. For more information about Adventist Health System, visit http://www.adventisthealthsystem.com.

About Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System The West Florida Division of Adventist Health System is a 1,840 bed health care system comprised of 10 acute-care hospitals including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital Dade City, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Ocala, Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wauchula, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite emergency rooms including Florida Hospital TimberRidge ER, Florida Hospital Central Pasco ER and Florida Hospital Palm Harbor ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 50 multi-specialty Florida Hospital Physician Group practices, 15 Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens clinics and six Florida Hospital Centra Care urgent care centers.

 

SOURCE Florida Hospital West Florida Division



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