Adventist HealthCare and Nexus Health/Fort Washington Medical Center announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to have Fort Washington Medical Center, a 37-bed, acute-care hospital in Prince George’s County, become part of Adventist HealthCare. The transition should be complete this fall, pending state review. According to the press release, Adventist HealthCare will invest $35 million over five years to help the Medical Center continue to meet the needs of the community. Read the press release here.
Daniel Wolcott, President Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and Lodi District Chamber Board Chair, recently shared his insight into the community’s growth. Read his report here.
AdventHealth Orlando has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Florida and the top in Orlando by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2019-20 Best Hospitals ratings. As reported by The Apopka Voice, the hospital was also recognized as having seven nationally ranked specialty programs as well as having four “high-performing” programs. “We are honored that our clinicians are being recognized nationally for providing exceptional, compassionate, whole-person care,” said Daryl Tol, president & CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “It’s our goal to always keep the needs of the consumer at the forefront of everything we do, and to be a health-care partner for life.”
Howard University Hospital and Adventist HealthCare announced they have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to explore partnership opportunities. The agreement outlines that the two organizations will enter into exclusive conversations to determine how they could best collaborate to serve the D.C. region. “Adventist HealthCare and Howard University Hospital share long traditions of caring for our communities,” said Terry Forde, President & CEO of Adventist HealthCare, one of the longest-serving providers in the D.C. region. “We hope by working together, we can expand access to care for a growing part of our region,” according to the press release.
Wes Walker, MD, associate chief medical information officer at AdventHealth Orlando, sees the potential genomics has to help detect and prevent diseases, beginning with the hospital’s own initiatives, like the recently launched WholeMe study. Becker’s Hospital Review shared Dr. Walker’s comments regarding the inspiration behind WholeMe and his predictions of the effect genomics will have on healthcare over the next few years.
Scheduled to open on Aug. 25, the $400 million White Oak Medical Center will replace the Washington Adventist facility in Takoma Park. As reported by Maryland Matters, Patients at the gleaming new Adventist HealthCare hospital will find themselves being cared for in rooms that were designed primarily by staff — nurses, doctors and others — not by consultants or hospital executives. “We’re humbled. We’re honored. It’s a wonderful opportunity to relocate a hospital to a setting that allows us to expand and grow our services,” said Terry Forde, President/CEO of Adventist HealthCare.
More than a decade in the making, the doors of White Oak Medical Center were opened for a special dedication ceremony on August 8. As reported by Adventist News Network Erik Wangsness, president of WOMC said, “We’ve worked on building a hospital for years. And to see it filled with music, with colleagues, with family was very powerful and emotional. It’s a special day because of that.”