Adventist Health Recognized as Oregon’s Healthiest Employer

October 11, 2013
Portland,Oregon
Healthiest Employer Award

Adventist Health (AH) has been named the Healthiest Employer in Oregon among companies of our same size. The recognition by the Portland Business Journal was based the health system's ongoing efforts to improve the lives of their work force and the communities it serves.

At Adventist Health, the quality of patient care depends directly on the health and wellness of the employees who provide care. That philosophy encompasses not only the physical health of employees, but their emotional and spiritual health as well.

“This award belongs to every employee who has engaged in LivingWell,” said Tom Russell, President and CEO of Adventist Medical Center. “It reflects our personal calling to demonstrate the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

"Wellness through whole person care has been at the core of Adventist Health for more than 100 years," states Dorane Wintermeyer, executive director of Business Relations. We have more than 90% of our employees currently enrolled in an active wellness initiative designed to change behaviors and improve health.".

About Adventist Health

Adventist Health is a high performing network of health and wellness services which includes Adventist Health Medical Group is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. It also operates 36 primary and specialty clinics, employees more than 2,000 staff, and has been named among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for quality care.

Adventist Health-Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit our website at www.adventisthealthnw.com for more information.

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Media Contacts

  • Public Relations: ahnw@ah.org, 503-261-4498
10123 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97216(503) 257-2500