Adventist Health Promotes Joe Reppert as Chief Financial Officer

“Adventist Health is proud to announce the recent promotion of Joe Reppert to chief financial officer. In his new role, Reppert will be responsible for articulating and ensuring the healthcare organization’s financial leadership to leverage its goals into the communities it serves,” announced Adventist Health. “He previously served as CFO for Adventist Health’s Northern California region. Reppert will become CFO effective February 1, 2018, when he and outgoing CFO Jack Wagner will continue their work on a thorough and smooth transition plan. Wagner will continue to represent Adventist Health as it concludes several key transactions and partnerships already underway.”

Washington Adventist Hospital First in Maryland to Earn Safe Sleep Certification

“Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital recently became the first hospital in Maryland to earn the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification. The hospital was recognized at the Bronze level for its commitment to encouraging safe sleep practice for infants,” Adventist HealthCare announced. “Sleep-related deaths result in the loss of more than 3,500 infants per year in the U.S., often due to accidental suffocation. Washington Adventist’s Safe Sleep Hospital Certification indicates the hospital’s dedication to reducing these preventable infant deaths through education about infant safe sleep habits.”

Florida Hospital Orlando Leads U.S. in Medicare Cardiovascular Discharges

“A recent Dexur analysis on all U.S. hospitals between January and December of 2016 shows that Florida Hospital Orlando saw more cardiovascular discharges from Medicare enrollees than any other hospital in the U.S., accounting for 6,836 cardiovascular discharges last year,” according to Dexur. “Nationally, Florida Hospital Orlando saw 1,781 more discharges than the next leading hospital. Florida Hospital Orlando has a dedicated Cardiovascular Institute, which has been a part of the development process for numerous cardiovascular innovations and enables patients to access novel treatments and technologies before they are available to the general public. The hospital also plays a key part in the nation’s cardiovascular research; a recent study published earlier this year by physicians at Florida Hospital Orlando analyzes the cardiovascular risk of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.”

Loma Linda University Health Faculty Earn the First-Ever Board Certification in the Field of Lifestyle Medicine

“Seven physicians at Loma Linda University Health received the first-ever board certification in lifestyle medicine, making it the organization with the largest number of newly-certified practitioners in the country,” announced Loma Linda University Health. “Loma Linda University Health has been at the forefront of lifestyle medicine and it ‘has been a part of our heritage and roots since the first Sanitarium opened in 1905,’ said Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, PT, RD, family and preventive medicine physician. In 2017, Loma Linda University Health opened a Lifestyle Medicine Consulation Service Line that offers lifestyle coaching to patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.”

Adventist Health Castle Recognized by Top U.S. Officials with the 2017 Baldrige National Quality Award

“Adventist Health Castle is Hawaii’s first health care organization to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, as announced today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The U.S. Congress created the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and the award in 1987 to identify and recognize the country’s most innovative organizations, and then disseminate and share best-practice performance strategies. The goal is nationwide advancements in innovations and quality. Adventist Health Castle was one of five organizations able to meet the Baldrige Program’s standards and received the 2017 award.” To read the entire article, visit the Adventist Health website.

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