Frequently Asked Questions
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Florida Hospital is part of Adventist Health System or AHS (owned and operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church). We are comprised of nine campuses in the greater Orlando area and are rapidly expanding. This includes hospitals in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. In addition to the eleven Orlando-area hospitals, there are fourteen other Florida Hospitals located around the state that are also under the AHS umbrella.
Among our Central Florida campuses there are approximately 2,500 beds.
There are over 2,200 physicians on the medical staff at Florida Hospital. The eleven hospitals operate under one license. Therefore, once a physician becomes a member of the Florida Hospital staff, he/she has privileges at all eight campuses, although each physician will be asked to designate a primary campus.
The physician opportunity that is presented is typically based on one or two different models – private or employed. Our medical staff consists of physicians in both models. Employment is normally through Florida Hospital Medical Group (FHMG). This is a large, multi-specialty physician group that is a sister organization to Florida Hospital.
Current practice opportunities can be found here. They are determined through campus strategic planning in addition to a close analysis of community supply and community need.
After we receive your CV, one of our recruiters will review your experience and interest and will speak to you in more detail about the opportunity. If both parties feel that the opportunity and the candidate should be explored in greater depth, we will set up a phone interview with one or more hospital or physician leaders. If there is still interest on both sides, the next step would be to plan for the physician tour/visit to meet with the appropriate administrators and physicians.
Typically, the process for a Florida license will take approximately three - four months. With a license facilitator assisting with the preparation of the application, the approval process can be shortened. We can recommend a facilitator to help in this process. You can also visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/ or call (850) 245-4131 for more information.
Medical staff privileges at Florida Hospital will take approximately 90 days.
For the past several years, Florida has experienced a more stable malpractice environment. Once the state legislature imposed limits on certain types of awards, the market began to stabilize and the availability of commercial malpractice coverage increased.
Medical school affiliations are currently with University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and Loma Linda. We have numerous physicians with academic appointments.