Adventist Health News Notes

April 01, 2010 | Shawna Malvini

Mission leadership changes at Adventist Health: Judd retires; Crampton succeeds

A guiding voice and inspiration for mission, Wayne Judd retired from Adventist Health at the end of March.

"We are saddened by this news as Wayne has been such a dynamic and powerful force for mission in our organization, but we wish him well in his retirement," says Larry D. Dodds, executive vice president and COO of the organization. "Through his leadership as assistant vice president for Mission and Spiritual Care, mission has become a real and pervasive element in our system. His energy will be greatly missed."

Succeeding Judd is Paul Crampton, who was most recently the president and CEO of Dimensions, LLC, a business he founded providing spiritual education and curriculum building for health care entities. Previously he served at White Memorial Medical Center as director of Leadership Development and Chaplaincy.

To learn more about both men, please visit

New vice president of patient care at Walla Walla General Hospital

Jackie Fullerton, RNC, was recently named vice president of Patient Care according to Monty Knittel, president and CEO of the facility.

"Jackie has done an excellent job filling this role on an interim basis," states Knittel. "During that time I have been able to evaluate her knowledge, creativity and commitment to our organization and its mission. Jackie's leadership will provide a good balance of strong analytical, communication and team building skills combined with an unwavering commitment to quality care."

Adventist Medical Center opens new Emergency department lobby

Late last year, nearly 100 employees, physicians and community leaders gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the 2,500 square-foot waiting room. It resembles a calm and serene hotel lobby, features an oversized fireplace, plasma televisions, a family-oriented seating area, comfortable furniture and soothing colors. In addition, patients and family members can access free wireless internet while they wait. The lobby was carefully designed to help patients relax and start to relieve anxiety.

Ambulance services in Tillamook successfully passes state inspection

The Oregon Department of Human Resources — Emergency Medical Services section conducted a licensing inspection of Tillamook County General Hospital's ambulance service late last year. The inspection covered all aspects of operation, including general operation, records, ambulances and personnel records. No deficiencies were identified in any areas. Furthermore, the inspectors were impressed with the hospital's ambulance services and noted it was the fastest inspection they have ever conducted.

Walla Walla physicians help Haiti

Four physicians from Walla Walla General Hospital recently went to Haiti to offer medical expertise to the earthquake-torn country. The hospital donated antibiotics and other medications for the doctors to use on their visit.