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Celebrating Our Volunteers

April 16, 2015 / Mary Faith Bell

Volunteers are the heart and soul of an organization — people who give freely of their time working for the betterment of the community because they believe it is the right thing to do. Volunteers are very often the most cheerful people in our midst. They contribute not only time and talents, but also love and joy. They carry forth the Adventist Health mission and demonstrate Christ’s healing ministry.

Tillamook Doctors Donate to Local Food Bank

March 12, 2015 / Mary Faith Bell

In a living expression of the Adventist Health mission to share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing, Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC) health care providers and governing board of directors donated 3,210 pounds of citrus fruit to Oregon Food Bank Tillamook County Services. Providers and board members elected to forgo the Christmas gifts they would have received from the hospital and used those funds to purchase fresh fruit for the food bank in the spirit of love and concern for the communities they serve.

A Clean Bill of Health

January 26, 2015 / Mary Faith Bell

In the past 18 months, Mike Widestrom had three major vascular surgeries, and in January he moved to Bali, Indonesia, to teach English — with the blessings of his physicians. Widestrom credits Adventist Health with his new lease on life. “I feel like I have a second chance, the opportunity to start a whole new chapter of my life thanks to Adventist Health,” he says.

News Notes from Adventist Health

December 22, 2014 / Jenni Glass

Rebok Retires as Senior Vice President of Adventist Health

Doug Rebok retired as senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) of Adventist Health effective Dec. 31, 2014, ending his nearly 40-year career with the health system.

Since April 2014, Rebok has served in the CAO role overseeing various Roseville-based (Calif.) support services shared across Adventist Health’s four-state service area. However, for most of his lengthy career he was senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Meeting Needs Through CREATION Health

November 25, 2014 / Beth Martin

Health is the gracious gift of God, but achieving and maintaining a healthful lifestyle isn’t easy. To help individuals take ownership of their health and integrate it within the context of faith, Adventist Health has partnered with local churches to introduce CREATION Health.

Palliative Care Demonstrates Christ’s Healing Ministry

September 22, 2014 / Beth Martin

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. — Matt. 11:28–29

Kraig Russell, medical director of inpatient palliative care services at Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., remembers a pivotal moment during his medical residency at the University of Cincinnati more than 10 years ago.

Health by Word of Mouse

August 21, 2014 / Jenni Glass

Whether you are at the airport, in line at the grocery store or in a hospital waiting room, nearly everybody is focused on their smartphones or tablet-surfing the Web and scrolling their personalized news feeds from a variety of websites and social media feeds. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest are go-to sources of information in the form of photos, videos, stories and more.