Recent Headlines

Study: Physicians Willing to Assess Patients' Spiritual Needs, More Likely to do so with Education and Training

A study conducted by Adventist Health System and Duke University surveyed the experiences of 520 health care providers assessing patients' spiritual needs over a one-year period.

Building Trust, Delivering Hope

A family member develops confidence in the team that is caring for her grandson after observing their compassion.

Springing into Mission

A team at Manchester Memorial Hospital moves quickly to recover the baby items a local family lost during a house fire.

Shawnee Mission Health's Shull Institute for Surgical Robotics Reaches Major Milestone

Surgeons at Shawnee Mission Health's Shull Institute for Surgical Robotics have performed 4,000 robotic procedures.

In the News

WFTS Tampa Bay | July 14

Florida Hospital summer academy helps train Tampa Bay area students to be future doctors

Thirty Tampa Bay-area high school student graduated from a special academy on at Florida Hospital.

Orlando Sentinel | July 12

Hospital fare now helping to feed Central Florida's hungry

A new partnership between Florida Hospital and Second Harvest Food Bank is helping feed Central Floridians in need.

Becker's Hospital Review | July 12

Florida Hospital marketing campaign centers on 'someday'

The campaign focuses on what healthcare could look like in the future.

Daily Commercial | June 14

Florida Hospital Waterman announces massive expansion

The expansion at the Tavares campus will more than double the size of the emergency department and feature a four-story patient tower dedicated to women's services, pediatrics and future growth.

Kansas City Star | June 9

Shawnee Mission Medical Center gets $1 million grant for special needs center and employee daycare

The grant will help fund the construction of a new facility for employee day care and therapy for children with developmental disabilities.

News 13 | June 2

SeaWorld manatee visits Florida Hospital Celebration, gets CT scan

This is the first time SeaWorld has ever performed a CT scan on a manatee.

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.