Adventist Medical Center Shares Mission With Church

Adventist Medical Center (AMC) is passionate about sharing its mission of health and healing with the people of Portland, Ore.

And the facility is equally committed to ensuring that area Adventist pastors and church constituents are kept apprised of the hospital’s commitment to Christ-centered service.

To that end, AMC recently hosted its annual Pastoral Luncheon, which gave a report of hospital operations and activities. The event, which drew 50 attendees, featured AMC’s new Mission Video, a chaplain’s activity report, financial data on the hospital and its joint-venture retirement center, CherryWood Village, and a special report focusing on AMC’s efforts to recruit Adventist nurses and other clinical professionals.

The report highlighted efforts to scout talent at Adventist colleges and universities. The hospital also paid special tribute to relief chaplains—pastors from local congregations who voluntarily provide spiritual support at AMC.

“I appreciate this forum for keeping pastors informed,” said Dan George, senior pastor at Hood View Adventist Church in Boring, Ore. “The information shared at the event is always very helpful.”

Keeping Church members updated about the hospital’s operations is also a priority to AMC. For the past several months, hospital executives have been presenting AMC’s Mission Video to Adventist congregations throughout the area.

The 10-minute video features testimonials from hospital employees and physicians that give constituents an overview of AMC’s Christ-centered health care and commitment to mission.

Participants reflect on how they strive to nurture the body, mind, and spirit, reflect God’s love, reach out to their community, provide quality service, and inspire trust and confidence.

Pastors and congregations that have not received this inspirational glimpse into Adventist health care can receive a copy of the video, or schedule a presentation, by contacting Monty Knittel, director of AMC Marketing.

Knittel can be contacted by email or phone at or (503) 251-6162.

January 01, 2003 / Adventist Health