Nurse Navigators Provide the Face of Care

August 10, 2015 / Kristi Spurgeon

Patients and visitors who walk into any of the Adventist Health hospitals in the Pacific Northwest are greeted with warm, friendly smiles. But there are some patients who arrive in the early morning hours who are greeted not just with a helpful smile, but by the face of a friend.

“I tell people that I’m part educator, part grandma and part boot camp sergeant,” jokes Renee Novak, an orthopedic nurse navigator at Aspire Orthopedic Institute in Portland, Ore. Except she’s not really joking.

Adventist Health News Notes

June 16, 2015 / Jenni Glass

Lodi Health to Join Adventist Health Family

In May, the California attorney general approved the affiliation of Lodi Health with Adventist Health, paving the way for completion of the transaction. Lodi will become the 20th hospital in the four-state health system.

Lodi Health is a private, not-for-profit, 62-year-old community-based organization in Lodi, Calif., that includes 191-bed Lodi Memorial Hospital, 15 medical practices, several outpatient services and centers, an adult day care center, and a child care center.

Adventist Health Hosts Second Annual Mission Day

May 20, 2015 / Jenni Glass

Adventist Health’s mission focuses on whole-person care, which means “sharing God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing.” To help promote care that includes a spiritual, mission focus, Adventist Health hosted its second annual Mission Day in Roseville, Calif., for the system’s leaders.

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.