Living God’s Love

July 04, 2019 | Health | Jenni Glass

Adventist Health is on a bold journey to establish sustainable significance with a vibrant mission of living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. With curiosity and an open mind, we will advocate for and lead change in health care and social policy to benefit the underprivileged and the disenfranchised in the diverse communities to which we have been called.

Our goal is to create a lasting impact in people’s whole lives and effect profound improvement in the well-being of the entire community. With God’s help, and through reflection of His love, we will become the agents of hope for a hurting world.

Mission integration at Adventist Health is led by Dustin Aho and includes mission identity, spiritual care and community integration. The team is working across Adventist Health in California, Oregon and Hawaii to serve our local communities.

Alex Bryan oversees mission identity and spiritual care. His team includes Terry Johnsson, administrative director of spiritual care for Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii; Sam Leonor, administrative director of spiritual care in Central and Southern California; Japhet De Oliveira, administrative director of the Center for Mission Identity; John Schroer, global missions manager; and Jenni Glass, mission identity manager.

The spiritual care team works with local chaplains, pastors and community leaders to engage with our patients, families, caregivers and the communities we serve. The mission identity team is working to tell the collective Adventist Health story through the Center for Mission Identity and Seventh-day Adventist faith community relations.

Recently the team hosted its annual Mission Integration Summit for Adventist Health leaders. The summit provided inspiration, education and a celebration of Adventist Health’s mission and the theme of "Love Matters." Visit www.AdventistHealth.org/podcast to listen to the Together Inspired podcast, which recently featured episodes recorded live at the summit.

To learn more about the mission integration work at Adventist Health, visit www.AdventistHealth.org/about-us.

Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.