Recent Headlines


New Palm Harbor ER Opens at Florida Hospital North Pinellas

The new 24-bed emergency room officially opened to the public on Dec. 29, 2016.



You Carried Me

Employees across Adventist Health System fulfill the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ through actions big and small.



The Heart Experts

Employees across Adventist Health System fulfill the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ through actions big and small.



Shawnee Mission Health Welcomed Record Number of Babies in 2016

More than 5,000 babies were born at the hospital for the second consecutive year.


In the News

Healthcare Finance | December 2

Orlando's Adventist University of Health Sciences to open Center for Population Health Research

Center will task students, faculty with applying geographic information systems technology to medical geography research.

Daily Commercial | November 22

Waterman employees take part in Day of Caring

More than 500 Florida Hospital employees volunteered at 17 locations throughout Central Florida as part of its second annual Day of Caring.

Orlando Sentinel | November 22

Florida Hospital dolls out more than $1 million in community benefit awards

The donations, distributed by Florida Hospital's Community Health Impact Council, are part of the heath system's community benefit activities.

The West Volusia Beacon | October 5

Florida Hospital Sleep Center opens

The center features four hotel-like sleep rooms, where patients will be connected to sensors that measure respiration, heart rate and other vital signs, and movement of limbs and facial features during the course of their overnight study.

Fox 4 | October 3

Kansas City turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Shawnee Mission Medical Center partnered with shops in Prairie Village to light the town pink.

Palm Coast Observer | September 27

Donation for diabetics: FHF Foundation gives $15,000 to Free Clinic

The funds were raised during the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation's 2016 Moonlit Gala.

Research & Publications

Anthony Stahl (News-Sun)

The Challenge of Healthcare Reform

The administrator of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid explores national healthcare trends and how they affect the community of Lake Placid.

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.