Vicki Classen, telephone operator for Adventist Health in Portland, Ore., just completed her 100th marathon. This 30-year quest has transformed her health and influenced her family, friends and co-workers.
Adventist Health facilitated a career fair on July 6 in Walla Walla, Wash., which was attended by several hundred Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) employees. More than 20 employers were on hand to inform employees of local and regional job opportunities. Several employees had resumes prepared, while others took application information. The day's event seemed to indicate a large number of employment opportunities would result from fair.
Since its inception, Adventist Health has been focused on wellness and prevention as the core of delivering whole-person care. While many health care organizations have not moved past treating disease and illness, Adventist Health is focusing on preventing sickness through a wellness model known as LivingWell. The organization knows that wellness is central to patients and caregivers.
The following media release from the Northwest Region office of Adventist Health on Monday, June 19, has announced that the pending plans to transfer control of Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) to Providence Health & Services have been discontinued. This will lead to the closure of WWGH effective July 24, 2017. We encourage Northwest members to add their prayers for all affected by this change: WWGH staff and families, the surrounding churches and wider community ... and even Adventist Health leaders who also feel the loss of this ministry outlet deeply.
Since she was a child, Jessica Lee envisioned one day entering a profession that involved caring for small children. She especially sensed her special connection with babies. Infants, in turn, seemed drawn to her nurturing voice and attentive heart.
With these qualities, it’s no wonder Lee eventually pursued her sacred calling at Walla Walla University’s School of Nursing with a desire to influence care and make a difference in the lives of moms and babies.
When your mission is rooted in living God’s love, you may find yourself called to cross an ocean to carry out that mission. That’s what happened in the lives of five Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC) employees.
The five-member team from Tillamook, Ore., flew to Sierra Leone in West Africa in February to volunteer at Adventist Health System’s Waterloo Hospital. For 10 days, they shared their unique set of skills and expertise to provide healing and build relationships with the community.
Mario DeLise had a vision in 2009 to develop an event through which attendees could participate in meaningful dialogue on spirituality and health care. At the time, DeLise was the spiritual care director at Walla Walla General Hospital in southeast Washington.
What began as a way to provide education, practical skill-building and fellowship for area ministers quickly grew both in size and diversity. The hospital held the seventh annual Spiritual Care Symposium in January 2017.
Adventist Health has announced intentions to transfer control of Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) and related services to Walla Walla Providence in Walla Walla, Wash., this summer. As part of the transfer agreement, Adventist Health will continue an active presence in the area with plans to administer a special fund for new and innovative services within the Walla Walla Valley.