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AdventHealth engages faith partners to better care for the community

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LONGWOOD, Fla. — AdventHealth’s commitment to delivering whole-person care extends far beyond the walls of its facilities. The world-class organization is dedicated to building spiritual relationships throughout the Central Florida community, particularly through its Faith Care Partner Luncheons.

“Caring for patients is AdventHealth’s primary focus, but to truly deliver whole-person care, we have to look outside the hospital,” said Ezequiel Vasquez, faith care partner coordinator for AdventHealth’s Seminole County market. “That’s why we host events like this with our faith care partners.”

AdventHealth engages faith partners to better care for the community

The latest luncheon at Markham Woods Church of Seventh-Day Adventists in Longwood attracted more than 40 people. Markham Woods senior pastor Doug Hardt spoke of a connection between the physical and spiritual body.

“Bringing a diverse group of communities together under one roof to learn how to better care for their communities and grow in fellowship with one another is a beautiful thing,” said Hardt. “I’m honored to be a part of what AdventHealth is doing in building relationships with the community.”

This series of educational events draws a diverse group of faith-based organizations. The most recent event focused on diabetes, obesity and kidney health, and those involved are deeply invested in reaching and serving their communities in the best possible ways.

“We are honored to be part of the AdventHealth family. We have been actively participating in the Faith Care Partner Luncheon for many months now,” said Atif Fareed, executive director of the American Muslim Community Clinics. “This is an opportunity to come together with like-minded individuals to learn and share critical resources for the communities we serve.”

The next Faith Care Partner Luncheon in Seminole County will be held Aug. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the American Muslim Community Center in Longwood.

As part of a broad-based effort to foster spiritual relationships, AdventHealth hosts similar events in Orange and Osceola counties.

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