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On the heels of its largest mega clinic to date held in Los Angeles, California, Your Best Pathway to Health is launching its first east coast clinic on July 13-15, with training to be held following the clinic. The clinic is being organized in Beckley, West Virginia, a smaller city that serves as the healthcare hub for nine surrounding counties.

Susan Barcus has been named president of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation and chief development officer for Kettering Adventist HealthCare.

Ann Roda

In her new role as vice president of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care at Adventist HealthCare, Roda hopes to use her meaningful nursing and pastoral experiences to help employees discover what healthcare and our mission means to each of them.

“Twelve years ago, in a conversation with Raj Attiken, former Ohio Conference president, I was challenged by a statement he made,” says Dean Cinquemani, pastor of the Christ Our Righteousness (COR) church in Olmstead Falls, a suburb of Cleveland. “He thought it would be interesting to see a church become a viable presence in their community; a presence that made a measurable mark that would be missed if they closed up and left. ... That inspiration has driven this [program], as I see that model in Christ every time I open the Word.”

Bonnie Alexander, RD, a dietician and the outpatient diabetes educator at Washington Adventist Hospital, offered fruit-infused water and explained the benefits of drinking water instead of sugary beverages at Washington Adventist University’s Family Fun Festival on Sunday.

In the tradition of bringing health and wellness to the community, Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md., provided health screenings and nutrition activities at Washington Adventist University’s Family Fun Festival held April 10 on the university’s campus, which is right next door to the hospital.

Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest healthcare provider, has officially transferred ownership of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in New Jersey to Atlantic Health System, based in Morristown, N.J.

Adventist HealthCare leaders and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County officials celebrate Adventist HealthCare receiving Rebuilding Together Montgomery County’s Innovation Partnership Award at the 25th Anniversary Breakfast on March 24.”

Adventist HealthCare was recently awarded with the Innovation Partnership Award by Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, a non-profit organization that provides free home repairs for low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Celebrating the two organizations’ growing collaboration, the award recognizes a corporate partner for innovation and forward-thinking to improve the health and safety of community residents.