Recent Headlines


New Florida Hospital Apopka Now Serving Patients

The new hospital opened its doors after more than two years of construction.



Texas Health Huguley Surgery Center Receives 2017 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

The award recognizes outstanding performance in patient experience.



Patient Advocate

A wife shares her appreciation for a dedicated Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center nurse who showed compassion and commitment while caring for her husband.



A Second Encounter

Upon meeting a distressed woman outside the hospital, an employee of Central Texas Medical Center takes it upon herself to offer assistance and meet her immediate needs.


In the News

Becker's Hospital Review | December 1

Adventist Health System promotes Dr. Kathleen Clem to chief clinical officer

Clem previously served as vice president and chief medical officer for Florida Hospital East Orlando.

Hospital & Health Networks | November 21

Florida Hospital Reduces ED Visits for Chronically Ill, Uninsured

Community Care program has expanded to seven hospitals and is growing.

Orlando Sentinel | November 13

Florida Hospital's oldest volunteer, 95, hopes to still be at it at 100

Hughes is one of approximately 2,700 volunteers in the tri-county area.

WFTV | October 29

Second Blessings for Puerto Rico supply drive hopes to fill 10 shipping containers

The relief drive was held at Florida Hospital Kissimmee

Orlando Sentinel | October 24

Florida Hospital focuses community grants on out-of-hospital care

Florida Hospital awarded more than $1.5 million to five community projects that focus on care navigation and coordination.

Becker's Hospital Review | October 19

CEO of Florida's Adventist Health System talks Hurricane Irma response, relief efforts

AHS President and CEO Terry Shaw talked about the system's hurricane response efforts, including the financial relief options.

Research & Publications

Christine Sammer, DrPH, RN; Susanne Miller, RN, MS; Cason Jones, MLS, MHA; Antoinette Nelson, RN, BSN, MSHSA; Paul Garrett, MD; David Classen, MD, MS; David Stockwell, MD (The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety)

Developing and Evaluating an Automated All-Cause Harm Trigger System

An Adventist Health System study shows more efficient harm detection, improved patient safety with automated system.

Loran D. Hauck, MD; Lee M. Adler, DO; Zuber D. Mulla, PhD (Annals of Epidemiology)

Clinical Pathway Care Improves Outcomes Among Patients Hospitalized for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Adventist Health System examines the impact of a unique evidence-based clinical pathway on six outcomes of care in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Ted Hamilton (Health Progress)

Physician Burnout: Health Care Systems Seek Wellness Solutions

Hamilton reports on the ways Adventist Health System is working to promote physician well-being.

T. Christopher Windham, MD (Journal of Oncology Practice)

Geriatric Oncology for the 21st Century: A Call for Action

A study highlights steps to help prepare oncologists across the nation for the impending increase in older cancer patients.

Tim Reiner & Miccole Bowen (Cerner Blog)

Taking a Closer Look at Health System Revenue Cycle Innovation

Adventist Health System's vice president of revenue management, and Shawnee Mission Medical Center's director of patient financial services, discuss the importance of integrating clinical and financial data in preparation for future payment models.

JIll A. Marsteller, PhD (Critical Care Medicine)

A Multicenter, Phased, Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Units

A trial designed to determine the causal effects of an intervention proven effective in pre-post studies in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit.