The parent company of Florida Hospital’s chain of medical facilities, Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System, is changing its name to AdventHealth effective Jan. 2, 2019. It is one of the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare systems, with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees.
The organization’s leaders say its new name will allow consumers to more easily distinguish AdventHealth’s care locations and services. The company is not changing in ownership or business structure.
In a separate development, Florida Hospital Winter Garden is adding a 100-bed inpatient pavilion to its 24-bed emergency department and medical office building on Fowler Grove Boulevard. The seven-story, 300,000-square-foot building will help the organization better meet the demand of the emergency center, which has seen 71,228 patients since opening in February 2016. The expansion is expected to create 700 hospital jobs with an annual average wage of $64,480, according to a press release.