News Notes from Adventist Health

December 22, 2014 | Jenni Glass

Rebok Retires as Senior Vice President of Adventist Health

Doug Rebok retired as senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) of Adventist Health effective Dec. 31, 2014, ending his nearly 40-year career with the health system.

Since April 2014, Rebok has served in the CAO role overseeing various Roseville-based (Calif.) support services shared across Adventist Health’s four-state service area. However, for most of his lengthy career he was senior vice president and chief financial officer.

“Doug has been a dedicated and skillful leader in our system for nearly four decades,” states Scott Reiner, president and CEO. “I have personally appreciated his deep commitment to furthering the faith-based mission of Adventist Health, something for which he is well-respected throughout our organization.”

“It has been an honor to serve within Adventist Health for so many years,” says Rebok. “I have met and worked with many dedicated people, all who have inspired me. I will miss working for this organization and with the people who serve within it. It is a privilege to work with people who are committed to a mission statement that does not just hang on the wall.”

Rebok holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus (now La Sierra University) in Riverside, Calif., as well as an Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) and a member of many professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Adventist Health Hospitals Receive Quality and Safety Awards  

Patient safety and quality efforts are an ongoing process as a part of the Adventist Health mission to provide physical, mental and spiritual healing. Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., Tillamook Regional Medical Center in Tillamook, Ore., and Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) in Walla Walla, Wash., have been recognized in these areas.

The Joint Commission 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence in accountability measure performance. All three hospitals achieved this recognition.

Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), the nation’s first nurse quality indicators database, announced its annual Performance Excellence Awards. WWGH was recognized for Performance Excellence in the Reduction of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers and Performance Excellence in the Reduction of Injury Falls.

The LeapFrog Group announced AMC was awarded an “A” grade for excelling in protecting patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. “Doing the right thing for every patient every time helps create that culture of safety,” says Cindy Nutter, AMC chief nursing officer. “Every team member, from the person cleaning rooms to the physician delivering lifesaving care, owns our quality outcomes. Our commitment to delivering clinical best practices, implementing innovative technology and listening to patient needs means patients will be safer and heal faster.”

Physician Leadership Symposium

Each October at the annual Physician Leadership Symposium, Adventist Health presents Physician of the Year Mission Awards. The two-day symposium brings together more than 200 attendees including physician leaders as well as other key hospital and corporate administrators and staff from across Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington.

Adventist Health doctors are on a mission. The mission is to heal — not just the body, but the mind and spirit as well. That’s why “it’s our privilege to acknowledge the compassionate work of those who distinguish themselves from the ordinary,” says Paul Crampton, assistant vice president for Mission and Spiritual Care.

The physicians honored with the Physician of The Year Mission Awards 2014 are:

  • Theodore "Ted" Mackett, Adventist Medical Center;
  • Gerald Gibbs, Tillamook Regional Medical Center; 
  • Arthur Giebel, Walla Walla General Hospital.