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“We are here on behalf of our constituents, 720,000 Marylanders, to thank you for the care you will deliver and for the incredible mission that anchors Adventist HealthCare," stated Congressman John Sarbanes.

Each set will contain one large Columbia Union pin and eight conference pins that depict a different scene from King David’s life. These local, separate pins are not complete in themselves but are part of a bigger whole, says Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development at the union.

Erik Wangsness, president of WAH, speaks at the dedication of the new Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center. Photo by Eli Turner

Terry Forde, AHC president and CEO, said that the health needs of the community will evolve and change in the decades ahead. “We must acknowledge that the mission of extending God’s care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing will be needed” until Christ’s return.

Kettering Medical Center Chaplain Elliott Smith speaks at a prayer vigil at the hospital.

A second mass shooting in less than a year has directly impacted the Columbia Union Conference territory. Among the nine killed in a nightclub in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning was Nicholas Cumer, 25, a trainer interning with Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, an organization that serves patients in several of Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s (KAHC) facilities.