AdventHealth Recognized for Innovation in Nursing Challenges

AdventHealth Recognized for Innovation in Nursing Challenges

The AdventHealth East Florida Division was recently recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Innovators for 2024 for its efforts in addressing nursing challenges, according to a media release.

Modern Healthcare is a business news and information brand within the health care industry and this national recognition honors leaders and organizations driving innovation that improves care, achieves measurable results, and contributes to the clinical and financial goals of the organization, the release states.

“As our communities grow, the need for more health care services and caregivers grows in tandem, but national workforce shortages can make it challenging to ensure there are always enough clinicians on hand to deliver high-quality patient care,” said Michele Goeb-Burkett, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of the AdventHealth East Florida Division, in the release. “To support the growth and sustainability of the local health care workforce, our team found creative and innovative ways to not only ensure training and education opportunities are accessible locally, but also address challenges faced by nurses and improve care delivery.”

Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is the only national non-profit healthcare system headquartered in Florida. With more than 90,000 team members, it’s among the largest faith-based systems in the U.S., spanning over 50 hospitals across nearly a dozen states.

The AdventHealth East Florida Division, headquartered in Orange City, is the largest hospital system in the region, comprising seven hospitals with a total of 1,397 beds in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Orange City, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast and Tavares.

“We know the challenges nurses face as a whole were intensified by COVID-19 and improving the overall nursing experience is a top priority for our entire organization,” said AudreyGregory, executive vice president and CEO of the AdventHealth East Florida Division, in the release. “With this in mind, our team invested in implementing several innovative programs to support current nurses, while also recruiting and better preparing new nurses. It is an honor to have these efforts recognized through Modern Healthcare’s Innovators list.”