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Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital Welcomes New President

Long time hospital leader and CEO Lary Davis has been appointed President of Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital in suburban Chicago, effective on June 30.

“Built on a foundation of strong community support, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital has an excellent reputation and a bright future,” said Davis. “My goal is to improve the quality and patient safety outcomes, expand services and make our hospital the best place for physicians to practice medicine.”

Davis joins the Adventist Midwest Health network, part of Orlando-based Adventist Health System, following a search-process managed by, FaithSearch Partners.

According to a news release issued by Adventist Health System, Davis will work closely with his counterpart at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Michael J. Goebel, to strengthen both facilities in their respective communities.

“Davis is an excellent choice for this position,” said Don Jernigan, President and CEO of Adventist Health System. “He brings a wealth of experience that will enhance patient care and further our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”

Ed Reifsnyder, Senior Vice President of FaithSearch Partners led the engagement and worked closely with David Crane, CEO of Adventist Midwest Health.  “We work hard to connect leaders with the right combination of integrity, personal faith commitment, knowledge and professional expertise to our faith-based clients.”

Davis has more than 20 years of senior-level experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to accepting the position at La Grange, he served as Vice President of Physician Strategies at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. Throughout his career, Davis has served in a variety of other rolls including President at Sonora Regional Medical Center in California.

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital has maintained a high level of medical excellence in the community since it opened in 1955. The 205-bed facility provides outpatient and inpatient primary care, trauma care and wellness services to residents of Chicago’s western suburbs. (Source: Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital website.)

FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems.  Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country.  Its website can be found at


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