A new name and logo will soon grace Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. Beginning in January, the hospital will carry the name AdventHealth Waterman. While its name is changing, the organization is not changing in ownership or business structure.
Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems, with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees, today announced that it will become AdventHealth.
As part of this transition, all of Adventist Health System’s wholly-owned hospitals, including Florida Hospital Waterman, and hundreds of care sites will adopt the AdventHealth name and logo in January, 2019. The new naming structure will allow consumers to more easily distinguish AdventHealth’s care locations and services.
“We are transforming to be a more consumer-focused health care system to better meet the needs of those we care for and the communities we serve,” said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for Adventist Health System.
The organization spent eight months preparing for the launch by building consistent practices and culture for the consumer-centric approach.
“We want our hospitals and care sites to be places where people can experience hope as well as healing, and the AdventHealth name so appropriately expresses that sense of expectation and optimism while also connecting with our promise of wholeness and our rich faith-based heritage,” said Gary Thurber, board chairman for Adventist Health System.
In September, a transition campaign featuring television and print ads will begin in various markets across the country. Changes to signage and visual elements at hospitals and other facilities are expected to take place in January when the AdventHealth name is fully adopted systemwide. Joint venture locations will not change as part of this rebrand.
Summer is a great time for fun outdoor adventures in Lake County. Like anywhere else, there are occasional dangers to consider- one of those is venomous Coral snakes. Although bites are infrequent, the strength of a coral snake's venom is the second deadliest after the black mamba.
Coral snake habitats can be found in most places in Lake County with rotting wood, decaying plants, and piles of leaves. The best precautions are to avoid these hiding places and to wear pants and tall boots when in any of these environments
Having the ability to identify a coral snake is the next best precaution to avoid a fatal encounter with one. "Red touch black, safe for Jack. Red touch yellow kills a fellow" is a simple rhyme that serves as an accurate way to identify local coral snakes.
Due to the small mouths and fangs of coral snakes, it is difficult for them to puncture human skin. However, since their venom is extremely poisonous, any bite should be treated as an emergency with a call to 911. Coral snakes have a powerful neurotoxin that paralyzes the victim’s breathing muscles. Mechanical or artificial respiration, along with large doses of expensive antivenom, are often required to save a life.
Symptoms can take several hours to appear and include color changing or bruising at the wound site, swelling. slurred speech, double vision, muscular paralysis, severe burning, nausea, weakness, and an odd taste in the mouth.