AdventHealth and CommonSpirit Health are ending a 27-year partnership known as Centura Health. AdventHealth plans to manage its five Adventist hospitals in Colorado, according to a joint statement issued by the organizations.
Following the transition, AdventHealth will operate and manage the five Adventist hospitals and their affiliated clinics in Colorado, among them Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in Castle Rock, Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, and Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver.
In 2019, AdventHealth transitioned from being a family of health care brands to a unified national brand under the AdventHealth name, except in areas where other agreements were already in place. This provided broader brand recognition and allowed the organization to be more competitive in the marketplace as it seeks to deliver quality care in a rapidly changing and increasingly more competitive health care landscape.
AdventHealth’s legacy of healing in Colorado goes back 130 years following the creation of the Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium (today Avista Adventist Hospital) in 1893, one of several sanitariums that grew out of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan, which was established by the Seventh-day Adventist church. Like its parent institution, the Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium was focused on promoting healthy living and treating a variety of ailments through a combination of natural remedies, physical exercise and a healthy diet. Today, Avista Adventist Hospital is part of AdventHealth’s five state-of-the-art facilities, providing a wide range of medical services and compassionate care to its patients.
“AdventHealth’s presence in Colorado is a true blessing. Their dedicated staff and state-of-the-art facilities provide exceptional health care to our community, and their commitment to whole-person health is a testament to their mission of treating patients with the utmost care and compassion,” said Mic Thurber, president of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. “I look forward to AdventHealth continuing to be a beacon of hope and healing for our community.”
With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 team members across hundreds of care sites including physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s more than 50 hospital campuses in diverse markets throughout nine states.
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