Adventist Health Names New Portland President, CEO

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Adventist Health announced David Russell will become the new president and CEO of Adventist Medical Center and Adventist Health Medical Group in Portland, effective Aug. 15, 2016.

According to a press release from Adventist, Russell currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer under CEO Joyce Newmyer, who will retain her position as president of the Pacific Northwest Region. She has been filling both roles concurrently, dividing her time between the hospital and her duties as the regional president. This leadership change will allow both Newmyer and Russell to focus on their respective roles. Adventist Health’s Pacific Northwest Region includes four hospitals in Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, and a network of nearly 50 medical clinics.

“David and I have worked closely on the strategic vision and operational direction of Adventist Health in Portland while leading our team to some of the highest levels of clinical quality in the state,” says Newmyer. “He is an experienced administrator and I am confident that under his leadership, our patients, medical care providers and team members will reach new levels of clinical excellence and quality of care.”

Russell received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Walla Walla University.

Adventist Medical Center, located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute-care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.

Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

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