Deryl Jones Retires From Adventist Medical Center

At the close of the year, Deryl Jones will say goodbye to Adventist Medical Center. After 22 years in the organization, the president and CEO announced his retirement plans in October.

According to Larry D. Dodds, AMC board chairman, executive vice president and COO of Adventist Health, Tom A. Russell, AMC senior vice president will succeed Jones in the role.

"It has been my privilege to serve this organization," says Jones. "I have appreciated the opportunity to work with an outstanding team of physicians and a family of employees committed to meeting the health care needs of our community. However, it is now time for me to focus my attention on my family."

"During his tenure at AMC, Deryl has been a tremendous asset to the hospital, its community and to Adventist Health as a whole," says Dodds.

"In addition to his many accomplishments and administrative acumen, Deryl brought both intelligence and integrity to the position of CEO. We regretfully accept his decision to retire, but wish Deryl well as he begins this new chapter in his life."

Under Jones' leadership, the hospital constructed a four-story, 181,000-square-foot pavilion to house patient care services and an expanded emergency department, due to open next spring. Also during his tenure, the hospital opened Gresham Imaging Center, established the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program and expanded its roster of medical clinics and physician affiliations. Jones was also instrumental in establishing endowments and philanthropic growth.

In addition, AMC received numerous awards including the 100 Best Companies to Work For (Oregon Business Magazine); Cleverly & Associates Community Value 5-Star Hospital and Top 100 Hospital; the California Award for Performance Excellence Eureka Award; HomeCare Elite Award; and more.

Jones has worked in health care for more than 35 years. President and CEO of AMC since 1998, he worked previously as the hospital's COO after being promoted from senior vice president. Jones also served as president of Tillamook County General Hospital and corporate director of planning for Adventist Health. As a member of the Sunnyside Church, Jones serves on the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee, on the board of trustees for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, and on the governing board of Tillamook County General Hospital.

December 01, 2008 / Adventist Health