Swanson Named President of Adventist Health Tillamook

September 06, 2019 | Health | Cherie Plaisted

Adventist Health Tillamook posted an important news release Friday, Sept. 6, summarized by the following information.

Adventist Health has named Eric Swanson president in Tillamook, Ore. Swanson currently serves as executive director of strategy and business development and has served in a number of clinical roles with Adventist Health Tillamook for 30 years. During this time Swanson has demonstrated a clear commitment to the mission of Adventist Health and a passion for the well-being of rural communities throughout Oregon.

Swanson's breadth of leadership experience in health care, his commitment to the communities served by Adventist Health Tillamook and his passion for the healing mission of Adventist Health make him uniquely qualified for this role. From his beginning as a hospital teen volunteer, through his years as a paramedic and followed by leadership roles across the state in public safety and health care, Swanson has developed a perspective on excellence in rural health care that will support continued growth of services in the community.

“I am thrilled to see Eric expand his role in Tillamook. His deep experience with the community and in health care make him a perfect fit,” says Joyce Newmyer, Adventist Health Pacific Northwest Region president. “Eric has been instrumental in bringing health care services to several of our coastal and inland communities that had not previously had a medical clinic.”

Adventist Health Tillamook is experiencing tremendous growth along the Oregon coast and beyond. Local residents now have expanded access to high-quality, patient-centered care through the medical center, medical offices, primary care providers and specialists who are inspiring health, wholeness and hope.