AdventHealth and Health First have signed a deal to align resources, as reported by Modern Healthcare. The intent is to enhance the range of AdventHealth and Health First, forming a super-regional Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) “We’re more convinced than ever the alignment of the AdventHealth and Health First brands is a natural fit,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO for AdventHealth Central Florida Division.
A new law passed by the Florida legislature (HB21), which went into effect July 1, eliminates the requirement for hospitals to apply to the state Agency for Healthcare Administration for Certificates of Need to build new acute care facilities or add specialized services. As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, the law will accelerate construction of new hospitals in Central Florida and could bring new players into what’s now an open market to compete for a share of the state’s fastest growing economy.
In Central Florida in 1969, Saturn V rockets could be seen, heard and felt. Astronauts were particularly revered. Four tweens in Junior High were challenged by a teacher, suggesting they think of something they could do together. Three months later, Jeff Martin, Lewis Seifert (Senior Vice President, Finance for AdventHealth), Jim Parker and Richard Fall openly admit their journey was make believe. The Orlando boys built an Apollo 11 replica and went for a 10-day ride that mirrored the exact procedures taken by the NASA crew in Apollo 11. The Orlando Sentinel has the complete story.
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award was recently bestowed upon Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital. They earned these awards by meeting specific quality measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients for 24 consecutive months or more. Read the complete press release here.
First Adventist Medical Schools in Asia and South America Graduate Inaugural Class in Partnership with Loma Linda University
Over four years ago, Loma Linda University helped establish two Seventh-day Adventist medical schools in Peru and the Philippines. In January 2019, the Peruvian Union University School of Medicine held its inaugural graduation for 26 students. Last month, Adventist University of the Philippines College of Medicine had their ceremony celebrating 16 graduates. See photos of the graduates in the press release.
Tech adoption in healthcare may be well behind other industries, but Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division believes healthcare is poised to catch up. He also believes AdventHealth will be a leader in the industry’s digital transformation, as they invest in AI and machine learning technology. Chief Executive recently caught up with Tol for his thoughts on challenges and current trends in healthcare.