ORLANDO, Fla. --- "Everyone knows that you can't work in healthcare in this state without doing business with Florida Hospital," said corporate office spokesperson Jay Norman at a press conference on the Orlando campus this morning. "Today we extend our legacy of caring and vow to do with pet care what we've done with human healthcare."
Norman said that just as Florida Hospital has "cared for the whole person" through the network of Florida Hospital campuses, 24 Florida Adventist Pet Care clinics would be opened to provide "whole-pet care" to each community currently served by the network. Norman said that this approach would cater not just to Floridian pets' health needs but also to "their emotional and advanced grooming needs."
"U.S. News & World Report has ranked us the #1 Hospital in Florida," said Norman. "We will provide the same level of care to Central Florida's poodles and Persian kittens." He stressed that, especially with Florida's vast elderly population, there was a market for pet care provided by an organization whose time-tested motto is "The skill to heal. The spirit to care."
"Our Adventist heritage includes a deep sense of the importance of responsible stewardship of all created things," said Norman. "The Adventist health message has always taken a broad view of true wellbeing so how can we take care of just humans while pet salamanders across this great state are subjected to substandard veterinary care?"