Ellen G. White, the founder of the 7th Day Adventist Church, gave her church in Battle Creek, Michigan, the task of building a hospital, called the Western Health Reform Institute.
Over the years, other “sanitariums” as they were called, were constructed. In 1983, the company rebranded itself as AdventHealth.
AdventHealth is “extending the healing ministry of Christ”. It adheres to a faith-based model called CREATION Health.
AdventHealth currently operates 45 hospitals with more than 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, 15 skilled nursing facilities, and 36 urgent care locations; serves more than five million patients annually in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room visits; and employs more than 80,000 people.
In May 2020, due to the coronavirus, AdventHealth in Orlando, Florida, received millions of dollars in federal aid.
AdventHealth maintains a corporate office in Altamonte Springs, Florida.