Name Change For Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
By Space Coast Daily // June 14, 2012
(Video by FHCHS)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, June 14, 2012 – Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (FHCHS), a Seventh-day Adventist institution that specializes in healthcare education, recently announced its name change to Adventist University of Health Sciences. This change represents the physical and academic expansion occurring on its campus in Orlando.
“With the addition of graduate level programs, including several doctorate programs, we felt it was time to make the change to university status,” said Dr. David Greenlaw, president of FHCHS. “Our name has served us well for the past 20 years, but with students from all over the country seeking degrees here, we felt it was time to change our name to represent the growth we have seen.”
The college’s expanded curriculum will offer doctorates in nurse anesthesia, physical therapy and pharmacy. Currently, a master’s program in occupational therapy, health care administration and anesthesia in addition to a variety of associate and bachelor’s degrees ranging from nursing to diagnostic medical sonography are offered.
The college also recently announced a new 90,000-square-foot, five-story academic building, that will house many of the new graduate level programs. The building will feature a large multi-purpose room to host educational, hospital and community events, as well as a medical simulation lab with infant, child and adult simulators. The new academic center will also house four clinical labs, five chemistry and biology labs, and a variety of other classrooms with the capability to broadcast courses to diverse geographic locations using the latest web streaming technology.
“The name Adventist University of Health Sciences is a name that the institution can continue to grow with so regardless of what additional programs are offered, it fits within the university setting,” said Dr. Greenlaw.
The College works closely with Florida Hospital and its parent company, Adventist Health System, to give students the clinical experience that only a major medical center can provide. The campus is located adjacent to Florida Hospital Orlando. Founded in 1992, the college currently enrolls 2,700 students in its associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
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