Adventist Health News Notes

February 21, 2014 / Divya Joseph

Adventist Medical Center Named Among America’s Healthiest Employer

Adventist Medical Center is the only health system in Portland, Ore., to be named among the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The honor comes from Healthiest Employers, a leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data. Adventist Health was ranked the 12th healthiest company in the nation due to its viable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.

Love in a Cup: Walla General Hospital Brings Care to Caregivers

January 25, 2014 / Divya Joseph

At Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH), amidst the hustle and bustle of hospital life, you can also find a spa-like environment — a room with soft lighting that makes the space look like a vacation spot with calm music and warm tea made to perfection as people talk, laugh and relax. This environment is made possible once or twice a month for employees as a part of a program called Tea for the Soul.

Adventist Health Honors Physicians for Commendable Work

January 07, 2014 / Divya Joseph

Changes in health care policy and increasing medical needs of individuals have the potential to make health care a more impersonal experience. However, Adventist Health physicians are working daily to preserve warm, personalized patient care. Adventist Health honored 17 such physicians, who have gone beyond expectations to provide compassionate care. These physicians were recipients of the 2013 Physician of the Year Mission Awards, given at Adventist Health’s fifth annual Physician Leadership Symposium in Sacramento, Calif.

WWGH Completes $16 Million Renovation Project

November 03, 2013 / Amy Alderman

After two years of remodeling and construction, the Walla Walla (Wash.) General Hospital (WWGH) $16 million capital campaign renovation project is complete. To mark the special occasion, WWGH hosted an open house event in September during which nearly 600 community members, board members, medical staff, volunteers and employees gathered to celebrate. The event featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hors d'oeuvres served by Creekside Café (cafeteria) and employee-led tours of the renovated areas.

Adventist Health News Notes

November 01, 2012 / Brittany Dobbs

Adventist Health Welcomes New Northwest Board Member

Melody Gabriel has been appointed to the Adventist Health board of directors, according to Ricardo B. Graham, board chairman.

Gabriel fills a position previously held by Lynn Creitz. Creitz, a businessman from the Portland, Ore., area, contributed more than 12 years of committed service as a dedicated member of the Adventist Health board of directors. Graham acknowledged Creitz's steadfast support and guidance over the years.

Four Quick Facts

September 01, 2012

Adventist Medical Center has been nationally recognized as one of America's safest hospitals. Find more at

The only Portland-area hospital to have zero healthcare-acquired infections in six major surgery categories. (June 2012 Report prepared by the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research)