- AdventHealth, a leading Floridian health provider, reported more than $1.3 billion in community investment
- The funding was allocated for services such as charity care, community health services, and professional education, among others
- Earlier this week AdventHealth was named the top hospital in the Central Florida region and the second best in the state
AdventHealth on Thursday released its annual Community Investment Report, detailing $1.31 billion in spending to address 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 such as charity care, health research and education, and support of local nonprofits that are working to address pressing health challenges such as access to health care, mental health, food insecurity, and health disparities.
The funding includes $109.96 million in charity care, $318.07 million in coverage shortfalls, $33.36 millionin funding for community health services, $60.47 million in health professional education and research, $21.30 million in cash & in-kind contributions, and $10.58 million for faith-based care.
“As a not-for-profit health system, we invest our resources back into providing vital services to our communities,” said Randy Haffner, President & CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “It’s a core 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 placed additional strain on many Central Floridians, the hospital stated, making investing in services for the uninsured and underinsured more important than ever.
“We’ve seen increases in demand for a whole range of services, most notably mental health care,” said Haffner. “We are honored to support our nonprofit partners as they provide much-needed support to our neighbors in need.”
The hospital was rated the top hospital in the Orlando metro area, and the number two hospital in the state, only behind Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville. It’s the 12th year in a row AdventHealth Orlando has claimed the top spot in Central Florida.
Moreover, the hospital was ranked among the top fifty in the nation for six medical specialties: cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and orthopedics. Another four specialties — cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, pulmonology, lung surgery, and urology — were recognized as “high-performing.”
In addition, AdventHealth Daytona Beach was named the No. 1 hospital in the Daytona-Deltona metro area, and AdventHealth Waterman earned the ranking of No. 3 hospital in the Orlando metro area.
“I am so proud of our physicians, nurses, and the entire team for receiving this gold standard in care by U.S. News & World Report,” Haffner said. “Being recognized for 12 consecutive years as Orlando’s No. 1 hospital, combined with our nationally ranked specialties, demonstrates our team’s unparalleled and consistent commitment to clinical excellence.”