Florida Hospital Waterman | Waterman Wellness | Early WInter 2019

FHWaterman . com 3 Adventist Health System, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems, with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees, announced in August that it will soon become AdventHealth. With the name change, the health system will move to being one consumer-centric, connected and identifiable national system of care for every stage of life and health. Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, all of Adventist Health System’s wholly owned hospitals and hundreds of care sites across its footprint will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo. The naming structure will allow consumers to more easily distinguish AdventHealth’s care locations and services. While its name is changing, the organization is not changing in ownership or business structure. “We are transforming to be a more consumer-focused health care system to better meet the needs of those we care for and the communities we serve,” says Terry Shaw, President and CEO for Adventist Health System. “Becoming AdventHealth allows us to be a fully integrated and distinguish- able health system across all aspects of the care continuum, while also speak- ing to our Christian healing ministry, message of wholeness and our rich Seventh-day Adventist roots.” Hope and healing The name AdventHealth signals the arrival or beginning of health and expresses a strong and clear connection to the healing and salvation that God has promised. Adventist Health System’s promise of wholeness is an expression of the belief that caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every person is the key to good health. “Our community, through our board and others, really advocated to retain our legacy name,” says Abel Biri, Florida Hospital Waterman CEO. “Since our humble beginnings in 1938 on the second story of a defunct hotel in downtown Eustis, we have actually maintained that name throughout the various changes to the hospital. While most of AdventHealth System’s hospitals are converting to AdventHealth followed by the city or town they’re located in, we were able to retain our legacy name of Waterman.” Changes to signage and visual elements at hospitals and other facilities are expected to take place in January when the AdventHealth name is fully adopted systemwide. W term n New name, same great care Florida Hospital Waterman will soon be AdventHealth Waterman