As the community prepares to reopen in phases, it is vital to implement safety measures that reassure clients and customers that it is safe to be in businesses. AdventHealth is proud to share two new resources with you geared towards helping businesses and non-profit organizations as they prepare to reopen. – The new site includes AdventHealth Safe Business Recommendations, “Safe Business” Services, general tips for reopening, and supplemental reading materials.

AdventHealth Morning Briefing with Timothy Hendrix, MD, May 19 at 8:30 am – Join Dr. Hendrix, Medical Director of Centra Care, for this special Facebook Live event for Employers and Community Organizations. He will answer employer’s questions about how to safely reopen and include recommendations to keep your employees and customers safe. Watch online at AdventHealth Morning Briefing.

Keeping You Safe
The safety of our community, our patients, staff and physicians remains paramount. We’ve proudly served Central Florida for more than 110 years and it is our privilege to care for our community during this time. AdventHealth has welcomed visitors back to our facilities and resumed elective surgeries.

During the May 12 Facebook LIVE livestream of the AdventHealth Morning Briefing, Dr. Peter Schoch, chief medical officer of outpatient services for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, gave insights on:

• What has been done to ensure your safety when you seek care at our AdventHealth hospitals and outpatient offices such as physician practices and Centra Care clinics.

• Innovations in telehealth services, which have seen a 75% increase in usage over the past few months.

• The continued importance of masking and social distancing and ways to reduce your risk while you shop, dine and go about daily life.

• Mental health warning signs to be aware of during this anxious time, and how to get help.

We encourage you to refer to the video on the Life at AdventHealth Central Florida page to learn more.

Accelerating Innovation
A local COVID-19 survivor believes her role in the clinical trial of a treatment drug for the virus may have saved her life. After testing positive for the coronavirus, she enrolled in a study of rheumatoid arthritis drug, Sarilumab, at AdventHealth Orlando. This study is among several drugs scientists are blind-studying at AdventHealth. AdventHealth physicians, along with leading medical institutions across the country, are administering Sarilumab as part of a clinical trial to determine its effectiveness against COVID-19. More on the story here.

Important Resources
We encourage you to use the following resources for your top COVID-19 questions and concerns:

• If you have questions about COVID-19 or wonder if you should be tested, call the free AdventHealth Coronavirus Information Line at 877-VIRUS-HQ (877-847-8747). You can also find information at

• Donation Hub: For ways you can help, including sending notes of encouragement to our caregivers, as well as virtual volunteering opportunities, please click here.

• Mental Health – If you, your family, or colleagues, are in need of emotional help during this uncertain time, the Heart of Florida United Way 211 Information and Referral Crisis Line is connecting residents with information about available resources in the Central Florida community. Whether it’s finding out the location of the nearest food pantry or seeking information related to the virus, 211 Call Specialists are there to help.

• Video Visit Options – AdventHealth Video Visits are available now for primary care, pediatrics and specialty care, as well as physical therapy. In the comfort of your home, you can speak with a medical provider by a video visit or phone call.

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