“Loma Linda University Health chief operating officer (COO), Trevor Wright, MHA, has been recognized as one of the 100 great leaders in healthcare for 2018 by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading publication highlighting business, legal news and analysis for the hospital industry,” announced Loma Linda University Health. “Wright has over 25 years of hospital operations experience and was also a consultant with The Studer Group. His previous healthcare administrative positions include service at Adventist Health System, Providence Health and Services, and Adventist Health.”
“Adventist Health announced today [May 23] the appointment of Rick Rawson as the new president of Rideout Health, serving the Marysville and Yuba City communities. Rawson has been working as interim administrator since April 1, 2018 and will report to Jeff Eller, president of the Northern California Region. Prior to joining Rideout Health, Rick was chief strategist and co-founder of HC2 Strategies, a consulting firm focused on strategic planning and execution for the healthcare industry. He previously held leadership roles as interim president of Adventist Health Feather River and chief executive officer at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta.” Read the entire announcement HERE.
“Florida Hospital ontributed more than half-a-billion dollars in community benefits in metro Orlando last year, according to the health system’s annual Community Benefit Report. Nearly half of the sum is in costs that the hospital had to absorb because Medicaid reimbursements fell short,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. “The health system also contributed $166 million in charity care, $23 million in community health services and programs, and $15 million in cash and in-kind contributions, according to the report. The health system said by adding faith-based care, capital investments and other benefits, its total impact in Central Florida was more than $830 million last year.”
“Soin Medical Center will add a five-story, 170-000 square-foot tower to the hospital,” Kettering Health Network announced. “The new tower will accommodate more surgical services, cardiac services, private inpatient rooms and shelled space to allow for further expansion. Construction on the $70 million project is scheduled to begin this fall and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020. Danis Building Construction has been awarded the project.”
“Adventist HealthCare’s two main hospitals have each received two awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for life-saving, high-quality stroke care. These awards come during National Stroke Month, which raises awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke. ‘Shady Grove Medical Center has achieved top honors from the American Stroke Association for stroke care for the past five years,’ said Perry Smith, MD, neurologist and medical director of the Stroke Program. ‘This continued recognition demonstrates our multidisciplinary stroke team’s commitment to providing quick and comprehensive care for our stroke patients.’ Since 2011, each hospital earned designation as a Primary Stroke Center from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services.” Read more about these awards and Adventist HealthCare’s stroke care HERE.