Adventist Health Welcomes New Leaders

February 06, 2014

New Corporate President

Scott Reiner, Adventist Health executive vice president and COO, has been appointed president to succeed Robert G. Carmen, who announced his intent to retire in September. Upon the vote of the board of directors, Reiner became president-elect as of Dec. 16, with immediate transitioning of executive responsibilities. The transition is to be completed by March 31.

Reiner has spent a significant number of years within Adventist Health. He started his leadership as the CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC), a 515-bed facility in Southern California. After seven years of service at GAMC, Reiner assumed the role of senior vice president of Adventist Health in 2006. He chaired the boards of nine hospitals and also oversaw business development, innovations and philanthropy from the corporate office. In 2010, Reiner was named the executive vice president and COO, responsible for the day-to-day operations of Adventist Health. The role included visioning, architecting, implementing and sourcing leaders needed to operationalize Adventist Health’s strategy.

Reiner holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif., and a master’s degree in health administration from California State University, Northridge.

New President at Tillamook

David Butler has been named president and CEO of Tillamook (Ore.) Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Butler will assume his responsibility for TRMC and its multiple physician clinics and urgent care centers along the Oregon coast on Feb. 3.

Butler has more than 25 years of experience leading large and rural-sized health care facilities. He has most recently served as CEO for North Canyon Medical Center, a critical-access hospital in Gooding, Idaho.

Prior to his Idaho position, Butler was president/CEO of Jellico Community Hospital in Jellico, Tenn. He holds a bachelor’s degree in long-term healthcare administration, Associate of Science in nursing and Master of Business Administration from Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, Tenn.).