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Advent Health
Area served
Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin
Number of employees
DivisionsCentura Health (partnership with Catholic Health Initiatives)

AdventHealth (formerly Adventist Health System) is a faith-based, non-profit health care system headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida, that operates facilities within nine states across the United States. The Adventist Health System was rebranded AdventHealth on January 2, 2019. It is the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider and one of the largest non-profit health systems in the nation.[1][2] It has 45 hospital campuses, more than 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, and serves more than five million patients annually.[3]


At the behest of Ellen G. White, the Seventh-day Adventist Church first established the Western Health Reform Institute in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1866.[4][5] Over the years, other Adventist sanitariums were established around the country. These sanitariums evolved into hospitals, forming the core of Adventists' medical network.

In 1973, the Church decided to centralize the management of its health care institutions on a regional basis and, in so doing, formed Adventist Health System to support and strengthen Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States.[6]

Ten years later, the regional operations formed a national organization, Adventist Health System.[7]

In 1999, Tom Werner became president and CEO of the company.[6] Werner retired in 2007 and was replaced by Donald Jernigan.[6][8]

In 2018, the company launched the HelloWell app for patients to manage their healthcare.[9]

In 2019, the company changed its name from Adventist Health System to AdventHealth.[9][10]

AdventHealth currently operates 50 hospitals and 1,200 outpatient facilities in nine states.[10]

Philosophy of care[edit]

AdventHealth is "extending the healing ministry of Christ". They adhere to a faith-based model called CREATION Life.[11]


AdventHealth Orlando

AdventHealth's main facility, AdventHealth Orlando, formerly Florida Hospital, was founded in 1908 and is the largest hospital in the United States, according to Becker's Hospital Review.[12] It was ranked the No. 1 hospital in the state of Florida by U.S. News & World Report.[13] Various departments use to rank among "Best Hospitals" according to U.S. News & World Report: cardiology and heart surgery (#44), diabetes and endocrinology (#16), gastroenterology and GI surgery (#33), geriatrics (#28), gynecology (#13), nephrology (#45), neurology and neurosurgery (#38), pulmonology (#42), and urology (#21).[13]


  • Gallup Great Workplace Award - AdventHealth has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award for five consecutive years (2011–2015) for creating an engaged workplace culture that drives business outcomes.[14]
  • HealthCare's Most Wired - AdventHealth received HealthCare's Most Wired Award two years in a row (2013–2014) for meeting specific IT requirements in four focus areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About Us – Adventist Health System. Accessed 2014-04-30.
  2. ^ Gamble, Molly. "15 Largest Nonprofit Health Systems | 2014". Beckers Hospital Review. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  3. ^ "About Us | About | Adventist Health System". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  4. ^ Buckley, Nick. "Fake meat is baked into Battle Creek's history". Battle Creek Enquirer. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  5. ^ "Ellen G. White's contributions to the Seventh-day Adventist Church". Ministry. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  6. ^ a b c "Adventist Health System CEO Tom Werner to retire". Orlando Business Journal. 11 November 2005.
  7. ^ "Adventist Health". Company Histories, Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-06-04.
  8. ^ "Jernigan to replace Werner at Adventist". Modern Healthcare. 2006-02-23. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  9. ^ a b Sanborn, Beth (15 August 2018). "Adventist Health System rebrands to AdventHealth, a name they say signals the arrival or beginning of health". Healthcare Finance News. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  10. ^ a b Miliard, Mike (2020-02-11). "AdventHealth to trade Cerner for Epic". Healthcare IT News. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  11. ^ "CREATION Life". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  12. ^ Marshall, Erin. "50 largest hospitals in America | 2015". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  13. ^ a b "Florida Hospital is ranked the #1 Hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  14. ^ "Adventist Health System Wins 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award | News | Adventist Health System". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  15. ^ "Adventist Health System Named 2015 Most Wired | News | Adventist Health System". Retrieved 2016-03-16.

External links[edit]

Media related to AdventHealth at Wikimedia Commons