AdventHealth Surpasses $1.3 Billion in Community Investment


  • AdventHealth, one of Florida’s leading healthcare providers, reported more than $1.3 billion in community investment
  • Funding has been allocated to services such as charitable care, community health services and job training, among others.
  • Earlier this week, AdventHealth was named the best hospital in Central Florida and the second best in the state.

AdventHealth released its annual community investment report Thursday, detailing $1.31 billion in spending to meet the health care needs of Central Floridians.

The report covers AdventHealth’s 2021 investment in Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Polk counties in areas including charitable care, health research and education, and community support. local nonprofits working to address pressing health issues like access. health care, mental health, food insecurity and health disparities.

Funding includes $109.96 million in charitable care, $318.07 million in coverage gaps, $33.36 million in funding for community health services, $60.47 million in training and research medical professionals, $21.30 million in cash and in-kind contributions and $10.58 million for faith. -based care.

“As a not-for-profit health system, we are reinvesting our resources into providing vital services to our communities,” said Randy Haffner, president and CEO of the Central Florida division of AdventHealth. “It is an essential part of how we carry out our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ outside the walls of our hospitals.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has put additional pressure on many Central Floridians, the hospital said, making investment in services for the uninsured and underinsured more important than ever.

“We’ve seen an increase in demand for a whole range of services, including mental health care,” Haffner said. “We are honored to support our nonprofit partners as they provide much-needed support to our neighbors in need.”

The hospital has been ranked the best hospital in the Orlando metro area and the second largest hospital in the state, second only to Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville. This is the 12th consecutive year that AdventHealth Orlando has held the No. 1 spot in Central Florida.

Additionally, the hospital has been ranked among the top fifty in the nation for six medical specialties: Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Orthopaedics. Four other specialties – cardiology and cardiac surgery, geriatrics, pulmonology, pulmonary surgery and urology – were recognized as “very successful”.

Additionally, AdventHealth Daytona Beach was named the #1 hospital in the Daytona-Deltona metro area, and AdventHealth Waterman earned the #3 hospital ranking in the Orlando metro area.

“I’m so proud of our doctors, nurses and the entire team for being awarded this gold standard of care by US News & World Report,” Haffner said. “Being recognized for 12 consecutive years as the #1 hospital in Orlando, combined with our nationally ranked specialties, demonstrates our team’s unparalleled and consistent commitment to clinical excellence.”

Jill E. Washington