Steven Fonseca, youth pastor for the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., attended the Seventh-day Adventist Global Youth Leaders Congress, held in Kassel, Germany, from July 31 to Aug. 4.
As a home-health physical therapist at Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., Tom Davis spends his days visiting patients in their homes, helping to put their lives back together after falls, breaks and other injuries that can bring life to a screeching halt. Like other Adventist Health employees, he wants to live the mission and bring healing to his patients.
To promote a healthy lifestyle and team spirit, Adventist Health recently sponsored the largest corporate participation at the 2011 California International Marathon (CIM). More than 135 employees from across the four-state, 18-hospital system made up 35 relay teams with several full-marathon runners for the Dec. 4, 2011, race. This marked the fifth year Adventist Health has participated in the race.
Adventist Health physicians dedicate their lives to healing others. Providing care, leadership and guidance to the community is no easy task, but these physicians make it their life’s work.
To recognize this accomplishment, Adventist Health chose 15 physicians from around our system that exemplify the mission in every aspect of their work. These individuals were recently honored with the Physician of the Year Mission Award. Three of these doctors practice at Adventist hospitals in the Pacific Northwest.
It's a Portland, Ore., Thanksgiving tradition: Each year Adventist Health in Portland holds a special event for the community as a way of saying thanks for the faith the community has placed in them for more than a century. This year was no different, save one detail — Committed, season-two winners of NBC's The Sing Off, were the musical guests.
Sharing Dreams, Values
Walla Walla General Hospital Earns Top Marks from The Joint Commission
Out of more than 3,000 hospitals submitting data to The Joint Commission, Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) was recently recognized as one of 405 top performers on key quality measures for achieving excellence on measures of quality care in the commission's annual report on quality and safety.
"Go Green" isn’t just the mantra of canvas-toting hippies aiming to reduce their carbon footprint. Several Adventist Health hospitals and their environmental services departments have taken the mantra to heart — and are turning deep shades of green.
The world is becoming innovative. Now more than ever, people and businesses are trying to come up with great ideas never thought of before. It is known Edison didn't invent the light bulb on his first try, and Google's founders didn't launch their search engine in an afternoon. Yet, both innovations have rocked our world and are evolving every day.
Many of us work all day (or night) and come home too tired to hit the gym or exercise some other way. We wonder why we feel sluggish, unhealthy and maybe even depressed.
Adventist Medical Center, in Portland, Ore., and its Wellness Services team knows to have a happy, healthy workforce, employees need to exercise. That is why the medical center rejuvenated its wellness program, LivingWell, to motivate and educate their employees about fitness and nutrition.