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New leader takes helm regionally for Adventist hospital, health programs

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PORTLAND — Joyce Newmyer is the new president of the Northwest Re-gion of Adventist Health, including president/CEO of Adventist Medical Center in Portland
Newmyer replaces Tom Russell, who has been named corporate vice president of population health innovations for Adventist Health’s 19 hospitals in four western states.

Newmyer served at Washington Adventist Hos-pital in Maryland for the past five years, three of those as president. Under Newmyer’s leadership, significant hospital recognitions were achieved including The Joint Commission Top Performer and U.S. News and World Report Top Regional Hospital.

“Joyce comes to us with robust experience in complex urban health care markets,” said Bill Wing, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Adventist Health headquartered in Roseville, Calif.. “Her extensive background is centered on doing what is best for patients and the health of the community.

Newmyer’s experience stretches across the nation from Florida Hospital in Orlando to Simi Valley Hospital in California. She holds a master’s degree in health services administration from St. Francis University, Joliet, Il., and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno.

The Northwest Region of Adventist Health includes Adventist Medical Center – Portland, Tillamook Regional Medi-cal Center and Walla Walla (Wash.) General Hospital, along with 43 medical clinics, two home care agencies and two retirement centers. As senior vice president of the three-state system of Adventist Health Newmyer also will chair the governing boards of operations in Tillamook and Walla Walla.

Newmyer and her husband G.J. have four adult children and two grandchildren.
Adventist Medical Center – Portland is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. Adventist Health-Portland is staffed by more than 2,000 employees and includes 37 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Visit www.adventisthealthnw.com for more information.