Adventist Health News Notes

Newmyer Appointed President of Northwest Region and Adventist Medical Center - Portland

Joyce Newmyer has been appointed president of the Northwest Region of Adventist Health, including president and CEO of Adventist Medical Center (AMC), in Portland, Ore., according to Bill Wing, Adventist Health executive vice president and COO, to whom this role will report. Newmyer replaces Tom Russell, former president of Adventist Health’s operations in the metropolitan Portland area, who was named a corporate vice president of population health innovations in October 2013.

The Northwest Region includes AMC, Tillamook Regional Medical Center and Walla Walla General Hospital along with 43 medical clinics, two home care agencies and two retirement centers. Newmyer will chair the governing boards in Tillamook, Ore., and Walla Walla, Wash.

Saxon Is New Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Tillamook Regional Medical Center

Kathy Saxon, now chief nursing officer (CNO) at Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC), comes with 38 years of nursing experience and administrative experience as CNO of small and large hospitals

Before joining TRMC, Saxon was the director of nursing at Jellico Community Hospital (an Adventist Health System hospital) in Tennessee. Prior to that she worked at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 26 years.

Underhill Steps in as New Chief Medical Officer at Walla Walla General Hospital

Tom Underhill is chief medical officer (CMO) at Walla Walla General Hospital. Underhill has been an emergency physician at the hospital since 2004 and became the Emergency Center medical director in 2011.

Underhill has been an enthusiastic advocate for high-quality patient care and developed an outstanding team of emergency physicians. He led out in the development of the hospital’s new Emergency Center, which opened in 2012. Underhill also served as the hospital's chief of staff from 2011 to 2013.

June 11, 2014 / Adventist Health