May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Employee Handbook 
2023-2024 Employee Handbook

9. AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Program

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AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Program is hereby adopted by AHU in its entirety and incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein. 

The AdventHealth Compliance Program was designed and implemented to help ensure that all AdventHealth Board members, directors, officers, employees, physicians, contractors, agents, entities, and representatives of AdventHealth understand and act in accordance with AdventHealth’s mission and values, as well as its ethical and legal duties.  The mission and values of AdventHealth, as well as its ethical and legal responsibilities, provide the foundation for AdventHealth’s standards of business conduct. 

Incorporated into the AdventHealth Compliance Program are standards needed to comply with and provide guidance related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).  HIPAA provides comprehensive protection for the privacy and security of patient information. 

Standards needed to comply with the AdventHealth Code of Conduct Policy CWCR 101.0 and the Responsibility to Report and Non-Retaliation Policy CWCR 202 are hereby incorporated into the AHU Compliance Program. 

AHU employees should consult the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance policies with any questions about the appropriateness of their business activities, the business activities of other employees, questions on HIPAA or compliance with the communication or dissemination of confidential information and are to report any suspected violations or other irregularities to their supervisor or the appropriate Compliance Officer. 

It is every employee’s and student’s responsibility to report suspected violations of the Code of Conduct or other irregularities to their supervisor, the AHU Chief Compliance Officer (Starr Bender at 407-303-5765), the AdventHealth Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, the AdventHealth Guide Line (888-924-8433) or online at

Purpose of the Compliance Program 

The AdventHealth University (“AHU” or “University”) Compliance Program (“Compliance Program” or “Program”) was formally adopted by the AHU Board of Trustees in 2013 and serves as the AHU compliance program. 

The Program is intended to demonstrate in the clearest possible terms the absolute commitment of the organization to the highest level of ethics and compliance.  The Program plays an integral role in the Company’s operations, and its standards are infused in the day-to-day business of the Company in educating, training, and enriching students who enroll at the University. 

AHU is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that specializes in healthcare education. Its location next to AdventHealth Orlando near downtown Orlando gives students access to unparalleled clinical opportunities in physicians’ offices, imaging centers, rehabilitation clinics, and AdventHealth’s own world-class facilities. 

The University’s guiding philosophy, Healthcare as Ministry, is based on the idea that true wellness is not achieved through medical care alone, but through healing relationships that speak to peoples’ minds, bodies, and souls. This philosophy underpins each course of our associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and online programs.