News

PrayerWorks in the Pacific Northwest

May 04, 2016 / Kristi Spurgeon

Each week, a group of Adventist Health chaplains and volunteers in Portland comes together to pray aloud for community prayer requests, one by one. It’s all part of Adventist Health’s commitment to demonstrating the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Heart Month Gets a Positive Beat

April 06, 2016 / Laurel Rogers

Adventist Health’s Northwest Region celebrated Heart Month in February with special events, podcasts and information that encouraged heart-healthy habits.

Through its annual Art for the Heart community celebration, Tillamook Regional Medical Center on Oregon’s coast teamed with area artists to hold a monthlong art show. Meanwhile, Walla Walla General Hospital in southeast Washington partnered with local restaurants to put heart-healthy entrees on their February menus during the third annual Dine Out Heart Smart program.

Adventist Health News Notes

March 21, 2016 / Shelby Seibold

Adventist Health's Roseville Office Receives Gold-Level Well Workplace Award

Adventist Health’s Roseville, Calif., office is one of only 28 companies nationwide — and the only one in California — to receive gold-level recognition in 2015 for its commitment to worksite wellness. The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) uses a rigorous set of criteria when evaluating organizations that compete to be recognized as among America’s healthiest companies.

First Friday Program Provides Spiritual Home at AMC

February 12, 2016 / Shelby Seibold

When Steve* was discharged from Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., in early December, he had no idea how soon he would return to the hospital — in good health. “I can’t believe that I was a patient at this hospital last week, and now I’m here praising God,” he said just days after his stay.

Come to the Table: Tillamook Regional Medical Center Provides Dinner to Local Homeless Population

January 13, 2016 / Mary Faith Bell

On a stormy night in November, Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC) serves dinner at the Tillamook Adventist Church to the homeless. Folks come in from the dark, wind-whipped and wet, some arriving on foot, some in cars that double as their homes. A tiny woman with curly black hair and snappy brown eyes arrives. She wears a sheet of contractor’s plastic that falls to her shins with a hole cut for her head; rain sluices off her in sheets. Her shoes are covered in so many layers of duct tape they are comically large, like boats on her feet. Her name is Anya; she’s a veteran.

Adventist Health Honors Physicians for Exceptional Care

December 07, 2015 / Shelby Seibold

Adventist Health physicians spend each day living our mission — to share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing. Out of more than 4,800 medical staff physicians, 18 were selected based on their commitment to remarkable patient care for the Physician of the Year Mission Awards, given at the Adventist Health Physician Leadership Symposium in October. The awardees came together from four states, 18 facilities and many different specialties, yet they all had in common their absolute commitment to the Adventist Health mission.

Limb Preservation Team Provides Multidisciplinary Treatment for Diabetes Patients

October 27, 2015 / Kristi Spurgeon

At Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore., modern medical technology paired with a whole-person approach to health is saving patients' toes, feet, legs and hands — every day.

Adventist Health’s limb preservation team offers the only comprehensive program of its kind in the Portland metro area that is equipped to save someone’s foot or hand due to diabetes. Among the hundreds of patients who have already benefited from the team’s expertise, 82 percent have diabetes.

Adventist Health Participates in 60th General Conference Session

September 01, 2015 / Jenni Glass

At the recent General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, Adventist Health hosted a large booth in the exhibit hall along with its sister systems: Adventist HealthCare, based in Maryland; Adventist Health System, based in Florida; and Kettering Health Network, based in Ohio.

The booth was designed to inform and educate attendees about how the four health care systems are an integral part of the church’s mission and represent the church in a positive way to the many communities served.