University Status, New Name Announced


The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (FHCHS) will become Adventist University of Health Sciences, effective August 2012.

The University will continue Florida Hospital College’s commitment to healthcare as ministry and its legacy of excellence in education while still maintaining close ties to Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System. College President, David Greenlaw, stated, “We feel that the name Adventist University of Health Sciences is representative of the College’s continued growth while still preserving our past. Our new name doesn’t change who we are, it simply better defines us.”

Earlier this year, FHCHS announced the planned addition of four new graduate programs: Master of Healthcare Administration, Physician Assistant, Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, and Physical Therapy. In April 2012, the College broke ground on a new 90,000-square-foot addition to the campus that will house many of these graduate programs.

“With the physical and academic expansion on our campus, the time was right for this name change,” said Greenlaw. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the decision of the Board of Trustees.”