A Tradition of Good Health
Adventist Health System (AHS) is part of a tradition that began promoting the benefits of good health more than a century ago. In 1866, the Seventh-day Adventist Church opened its first healthcare center in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was a special place where scientific treatment of disease was combined with education in the prevention of disease--a tradition that continues in Adventist healthcare today. Around the world, the church sponsors more than 500 healthcare facilities dedicated to helping people achieve physical, mental and spiritual wholeness. These include approximately 160 hospitals in addition to nursing homes, dispensaries and clinics.
Commitment to Quality
The Adventist Health System commitment to excellence goes hand-in-hand with our Christian mission. From our largest multicampus medical center to our smallest home health office, every AHS entity is dedicated to providing quality care and services. We believe that extraordinary care has a profound effect on our patients' healing and well-being. That's why we train our employees to provide high touch care in a high tech environment. In all we do, we strive to meet our patients' needs and expectations.
Spirit of Mission
AHS brings years of experience in clinical excellence, community education, preventive medicine, financial management and extraordinary patient care to a changing world of healthcare. While the future will bring new medicines, technology, regulations and systems, the heart and soul of Adventist health care will always be people caring about people.
A Leader in Healthcare
Adventist Health System's flagship organization is Florida Hospital, a 1,793-bed tertiary care center with seven campuses in Central Florida. Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is now the largest healthcare provider in Central Florida and is the nation's leader in cardiac care. It is also an established leader in cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, organ transplantation, limb replantation, sports medicine, rehabilitation and women's medicine.
Adventist Health System operates 24 extended-care facilities with over 2,500 long-term care beds for patients who need additional medical and rehabilitation services. The AHS nursing home division is Adventist Care Centers (ACC), formerly known as Sunbelt Health Care Centers, operates twenty-three of these nursing homes. As recognized leaders in the delivery of subacute care, several ACC facilities provide respiratory therapy and cardiac care as well as other specialized services.
Building Healthier Communities
From large metropolitan centers to remote rural area, Adventist Health System's healthcare organizations offer a wide variety of valuable services to their communities. Together, they provide full- and part-time employment for more that 35,000 people. Adventist Health System hospitals serve more than 3 million patients annually including inpatient, outpatient and emergency visits. In addition, AHS organizations are committed to helping build healthier communities where people need fewer high-cost healthcare services. To this end, they are working with their communities to reduce the incidence of disease, illness, accidents and injuries.