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Adventist HealthCare Overview

Gaithersburg, MD
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
From the newest newborn to the most senior senior, Adventist HealthCare takes care of residents living throughout metro Washington DC. The not-for-profit network is home to two acute care hospitals, a range of specialty care facilities offering inpatient and outpatient mental ... Read more

Adventist HealthCare – Why Work For Us?

Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Md., is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization of dedicated professionals who work together each day to provide excellent wellness, disease management and health-care services to the community.


Our integrated, health-care delivery network includes five nationally accredited, acute-care and specialty hospitals, mental health services and home health agencies, serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and northwestern New Jersey. Adventist HealthCare is blessed to feature a number of our hospitals, which are recognized nationally for the high-quality care provided to patients.


Hospitals are generally seen as places where the very ill go for treatment of serious conditions at the hands of skilled physicians, nurses and staff.

However, in this era of health care reform, hospitals and health systems are now being asked to not only provide quality and compassionate care inside the hospitals, but to also encourage people to stay healthy and to provide communities with resources that encourage a culture of wellness. Thankfully, Adventist HealthCare is already ahead of the curve due in large part to its more than 100 year history based upon Seventh-day Adventist principles of wellness.

But our work is not done. Over the coming months and years, you will learn more about new Adventist HealthCare programs that will bring our continuum of care even further into the community to provide population-based care.


Nursing here encompasses many different environments. It means caring at the most human and compassionate level.

Options For Specialization

  • Acute Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Cardiac Care
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Home Health
  • Long-Term Care
  • Maternal and Newborn Care
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Mental Health
  • Nurse Educator
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgical Services

For Your Development

  • Career path includes Nurse Specialist, Unit Manager, Department Director and other leadership positions
  • College courses
  • Encouragement to move up in responsibility and remuneration
  • Off-site seminars
  • On-site continuing education opportunities
  • Unlimited opportunity for advancement


  • Flexible Shifts: 8-hour, 10-hour and 12-hour shifts
  • Free parking
  • Generous paid time off plan
  • Part-time and Per Diem assignments
  • Shift differential include evening, night and weekends


Adventist HealthCare promotes the growth of professional nursing practice. Your journey from advanced beginner nurse to competent professional is supported through our yearlong residency program. It is another way that we advocate for nurses as informed contributors who have the opportunity to make a lasting impact within our organization.

Our Nurse Residency program, designed for new BSN graduates, prepares you to be successful as a full partner on our health care team. This program provides a structured and progressive series of experiences to empower you to function autonomously within your nursing specialty. It also provides a platform for continued professional development. This innovative opportunity includes individualized learning, mentorship and peer support, leadership concepts, and heightened visibility within the Adventist HealthCare System.

Upon completion of the Nurse Residency Program, you will have the knowledge and ability to:

  • Develop effective decision making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
  • Provide clinical nursing leadership at the point of care
  • Incorporate research based evidence linked to practice outcomes into patient care
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, academic medical center environment

The Nurse Residency at Adventist HealthCare participates in the UHC/AACN Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program™ curriculum, which utilizes Patricia Benner's well-known theoretical framework from her book From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. The program includes an emphasis on:

  • Levels of nursing expertise
  • Value of experience in growing nursing competencies
  • Decision-making from a holistic viewpoint
  • Analytical thinking that leads to intuitive understanding

As a Nurse Resident, you will receive a full salary and an excellent benefits package, as well as dedicated preceptors and faculty for guidance and support throughout the program.


Our Values

Adventist HealthCare, founded in 1907, is the largest health-care network in Montgomery County and the largest provider of charity care and community benefits. These values guide our day-to-day activities:

  • Respect: We recognize the infinite worth of the individual and care for each one as a whole person.
  • Integrity: We are above reproach in everything we do.
  • Service: We provide compassionate and attentive care in a manner that inspires confidence.
  • Excellence: We provide world-class clinical outcomes in an environment that is safe for both our patients and caregivers.
  • Stewardship: We take personal responsibility for the efficient, effective accomplishment of our mission.

Critical Success Factors

We believe the following factors are imperative to our business:

  • Faith-Based. We must be valued as a faith-based organization.
  • Best People, Best Place. We must be the best place to work for the best employees, physicians, volunteers and partners.
  • Safety and Clinical Excellence. We must be the safest place to receive care and we will deliver superior clinical outcomes.
  • Patient Experience. We must provide the most extraordinary health care experience for those we serve.
  • Financial Success. We must be financially successful in order to invest in our people, facilities and services.
  • Growing Organization. We must be a growing organization in order to preserve and expand our role as a vital community resource.

Adventist HealthCare Reviews

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  • "Rewarding job. Great company to work for."

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    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare full-time (More than 3 years)


    Faith based organization. Opportunity for growth. Great benefits.


    Pay is not the best, but benefits make up for it.

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Adventist HealthCare Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Adventist HealthCare.


    Applied online, received a call two days after applying' to set up an interview. I wasn't expecting it to be a panel interview 4 females and 1 one Male. They were really awesome, asked great questions and even had great stories of their own to tell. Really down to earth and friendly. 1 hour after the interview I received the job offer.

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Adventist HealthCare Awards & Accolades

  • The Joint Commission Accreditation, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization, 2013
  • Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Alliance for Workplace Excellence, 2014
  • Beacon Award in Critical Care Excellence, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2012
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