Recent Headlines


Adventist Health System Wins Team Spirit Award at IOA Corporate 5k

For the second consecutive year, AHS had the largest race team at the event.



Florida Hospital DeLand Is One of Only Five Hospitals in the State to Earn Shoulder Certification from the Joint Commission

Florida Hospital DeLand has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for shoulder replacements, and is also a Center of Excellence for total hip and total knee replacement surgery.



Florida Hospital to Expand its Geographic Footprint into Marion County

An agreement has been signed for lease of Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida.



Huenergardt Named Shawnee Mission Health CEO and Mid-America Regional CEO for Adventist Health System

Sam Huenergardt will assume leadership responsibilities for Shawnee Mission Health and the Mid-America Region on May 28, 2018.


In the News

Tampa Bay Business Journal | April 2

Dade City hospital renamed as Adventist Health System takes over

Florida Hospital Dade City, whose new name was effective April 1, joins Adventist Health System’s West Florida Division

Becker's Hospital Review | March 29

30 hospital and health system CXOs to know

Pam Guler, Adventist Health System's chief experience officer, makes Becker's Hospital Review's 2018 list

Orlando Sentinel | March 28

Florida Hospital doctors recognized by lawmakers for aid work in Puerto Rico

Lawmakers in Puerto Rico recognized the doctors with a declaration labeling them as “heroes” for their work.

Orlando Sentinel | March 26

Florida Hospital starts art therapy program for cancer patients

A growing body of research shows that creative arts therapies reduce patients’ anxiety, depression and pain, and help improve their quality of life.

WTSP | March 22

Florida Hospital Tampa doctors managing patients' post-op pain without opioids

Some doctors are taking their own steps to address the crisis, like trying new methods that reduce the use of opioids to manage patients's post-operative pain.

Apopka Voice | March 7

Florida Hospital relief efforts continue in Puerto Rico

Florida Hospital is shipping a seventh container loaded with relief supplies and medical equipment to Puerto Rico.

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.