Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) will become AdventHealth University (AHU) in early 2019 as part of a rebranding, according to an announcement.

Adventist Health System (AHS), the University’s corporate parent, notes that the organization and its wholly owned entities will be known as AdventHealth beginning January 2, 2019.

The full transition is expected to be completed by March 2019, according to the announcement.

The University began in 1992 as Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences on the campus of Florida Hospital in Orlando. In 2012, the University’s name changed to Adventist University of Health Sciences to reflect the new graduate level status and to align more closely with Adventist Health System.

When he was informed of the name change, Dr Edwin Hernández, the university’s president, requested and received permission from the ADU Board of Trustees to align the institution’s name with its corporate parent.

“This change will align us closer with the nationwide AdventHealth brand and reaffirms our mission to provide healthcare education in a faith-based environment, focusing on whole-person care,” Hernández comments regarding the change.

[Source(s): Adventist University of Health Sciences, PR Newswire]