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Moving from Colorado to Maryland as Adventist HealthCare’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer, Terry Forde faces a dual adventure to learn both the physical and healthcare terrain of his new state.
Adventist HealthCare (AHC) earned accolades for its work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Partnership through its purchase of more than 5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually. AHC’s purchase is the largest by a healthcare services provider in the state of Maryland, and the fourth largest nationwide.
Employees of Adventist HealthCare, based in Rockville, Md., recently showed their giving spirit by donating 2,449 pounds of companion animal food to the nearby Montgomery County Humane Society.
Leaders from across the Columbia Union gathered last week for second quarter meetings called “midyear meetings.”
A team of rehabilitation experts from Adventist HealthCare’s Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland spent a week in earthquake-ravished Haiti to provide rehabilitation care to patients with amputations, spinal cord injuries and orthopedic injuries from January’s earthquake.
The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, the Lourie Center, announced the appointment of Marcel Wright, MBA, to executive director.
Rob Jepson, Adventist HealthCare’s vice president of Government Affairs and Public Affairs, was sworn in last month as chairman of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce in the state of Maryland. Jepson is a member of Chesapeake Conference’s Frederick (Md.) church.
With major land-use approvals nearly complete, Adventist HealthCare (AHC) announced it will move forward with its longstanding plans to build a comprehensive medical campus and hospital in Clarksburg, Md., and will invite other healthcare providers to collaborate on the project.
As part of Adventist HealthCare’s commitment to building healthy communities, the organization’s Health Ministry department recently held its first “Health Ministry Team Building” training at the Conference Center on the campus of Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) in Takoma Park, Md.
Residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, and surrounding areas are being urged to get a flu shot this fall to help them stay healthy and avoid seasonal influenza, an illness that affects more than 25 million people in the United States each year.