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A d v e n t i s t H e a lt h C a r e ’ s 2 0 1 1 A n n u a l R e p o r t

We demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

Table of Contents

A Letter from the Chairman of the Board................................................................2 A Letter from the President & Chief Executive Officer.............................................3 Our Healing Ministry Begins...................................................................................4 Our Healing Ministry Grows...................................................................................6 Our Healing Ministry and the Church.....................................................................8 Our Healing Ministry Across Faiths.........................................................................9 Health & Wellness in the Community....................................................................10 Cancer Screenings and Education for the Community............................................ 12 Cardiac & Vascular Outreach in the Community.................................................... 14 Our Healing Ministry and the Environment.......................................................... 15 Center on Health Disparities.................................................................................. 16 Our Healing Ministry Expands.............................................................................. 18 Partnering with Our Physicians............................................................................. 20 Adventist HealthCare Community Benefit............................................................. 21 Adventist HealthCare in the Community...............................................................22 Thank You to Our Outstanding Volunteers........................................................... 24 Thank You to Our Generous Donors.....................................................................25 2011 Adventist HealthCare Executive Team......................................................... 26 2011 Adventist HealthCare Board of Trustees.......................................................27 Adventist HealthCare Facilities..............................................................................28


A Letter from the Chairman of the Board

Demonstrating God’s Care Through a Ministry of Healing


henever I have the opportunity to talk about Adventist HealthCare with someone who wants to learn more about us, I generally talk with them about two kinds of care. In fact, the range of care that is provided across our system is very diverse, but look closely at all the things we do and within them you will find these two kinds of care. I love to talk with people about the care that our patients and their families receive in our hospitals and other facilities. The stories of how our dedicated staff and physicians work with great skill and care are inspiring every time they are retold, and they are stories I cherish. From the heartwarming stories of babies being born and lives being saved, to the sobering stories of the care that is given in difficult and challenging circumstances: these stories define us and exemplify our goal of achieving world class clinical outcomes in an environment that is safe for both our patients and caregivers.


I also like to talk about the second kind of care that is a part of everything we do: our care for our communities. Deeply embedded in our history— in our organizational DNA—is a commitment to “demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing.” The myriad things that are being done throughout our organization to positively impact the health of our communities goes beyond inspiring—it is energizing. That’s why it also makes sense to talk about these two kinds of caring to all of us engaged in the mission of Adventist HealthCare. It’s not just a way of describing what happens in our hospitals. It’s also a way to describe our calling, our vocation of care. It is both the individual and the community that we seek to serve. This service is our sacred task, and we are blessed by our engagement in it.

David E. Weigley, M.B.A. President, Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Chair, Adventist HealthCare Board of Trustees

We demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.


A Letter from the President & Chief Executive Officer

Improving the Overall Health of the Communities We Serve


t Adventist HealthCare, we believe that providing health care is just as important outside of our hospitals and health-care facilities as it is inside. In fact, our mission is to improve the health of our communities and what better way to do this than to be in the community interacting with people where they live, where they worship and where they conduct their everyday activities. Improving the health of a community starts long before and continues well after the brief period that someone may be at one of our hospitals for the treatment of an illness. It means coordinating care across the doctor’s office, the person’s home, and in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. It means improving overall health by addressing the underlying causes of disease and continually monitoring risk factors. Adventist HealthCare already has many of the necessary care delivery components needed in order to deliver population-based care across the continuum. These include our Health & Wellness programs, our Center on Health Disparities, and our acute care hospitals, rehabilitation services and home health services. It also includes partnering with our physicians to provide them with the necessary support to help the community. You will read more detail about many of these components on the following pages.

Adventist HealthCare has always focused on the health and wellness of the communities we serve. This mission goes back more than 100 years to our faith-based principles and our belief that a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent disease and that prevention is much better than a cure. In 2011, through our hospitals and various services, Adventist HealthCare cared for nearly 400,000 residents, and provided significant charity care and community benefit—more than $62 million. I want to thank you for helping Adventist HealthCare improve our medical facilities and expand our offering of community-based health services for the benefit of all.

William G. “Bill” Robertson President & CEO, Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare will be a high performance integrator of wellness, disease management and health-care services, delivering superior health outcomes, extraordinary patient experience and exceptional value to those we serve.



Our Healing Ministry Begins


eventh-day Adventists are noted for their commitment to quality health care, including promotion of wellness and a healthy lifestyle,” says Ismael Gama, Vice President of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care for Adventist HealthCare, and the Director of the Pastoral Care Department at Washington Adventist Hospital. “These beliefs relate back to biblical laws about health and hygiene, which also inform our advocating a healthy respect for the body, mind and spirit, and for the interrelationship of all three.”

Seventh-day Adventist co-founder Ellen White was respected by physicians of the day because her teachings were in line with the latest science. White laid out a number of simple ideas that, combined, were fairly revolutionary for the 19th century. For example, while doctors were still prescribing smoking for health, she warned of the harmful effects of tobacco. She also urged moderation in eating high-fat foods, especially meats, and encouraged a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and grains, in addition to plenty of exercise and fresh air. In 1905, White published the book “The Ministry of Healing.” Proceeds from her book were used to buy land in Takoma Park, Md., which became the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1907, the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital (or, the ‘San’) opened its doors to the public to provide whole-person care in a serene environment along Sligo Creek. The 40-bed facility—now the 281bed Washington Adventist Hospital—treated patients with fresh water and air, massage and pure food.

Ismael Gama (left), Vice President of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care for Adventist HealthCare, and the Director of the Pastoral Care Department at Washington Adventist Hospital, shares a laugh with Shelvan Arunan, Executive Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care for Adventist HealthCare’s Shady Grove campus, which includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland and Adventist Behavioral Health.

The Washington Sanitarium, or the San, as it was called, opened its doors on June 13, 1907.


Our Healing Ministry Begins

From the beginning, Drs. Daniel and Lauretta Kress (pictured) worked together at the San to lay a foundation of a caring community dedicated to whole health. They addressed the effects of cigarettes and tobacco, held up the importance of proper prenatal care, and created a school of nursing on the grounds of the hospital. Whole person care, compassion and ministry remain at the core of our mission today. Long before any health ministry “programs,” the Seventh-day Adventist church has had a vital role in health and the delivery of services. Many hospitals were founded by Adventist churches. Health ministry is the umbrella term of bringing health and wholeness programs to congregations; a parish nurse would work under this concept. In 2005 the term parish nurse was replaced by the term faith community nurse. In 1995, Adventist HealthCare established a Health Ministry Department to reach out to congregations of all faiths and denominations. Our goal was to improve the health of our communities utilizing nurses and health professionals who would reach out to communities at their places of worship, promoting wholistic health. The mission of the Adventist HealthCare Health Ministry program is to equip individuals and communities with the tools necessary to promote wholeperson health principles, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. To that end, our Health Ministry reaches out to all faith communities with education, resources and support.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church By the Numbers

Dr. Daniel Kress (left) was the San’s first medical superintendent and surgeon. His wife, Dr. Lauretta Kress (right), was Montgomery County’s first female doctor and the first female surgeon registered in the state of Maryland. She opened a maternity ward at the San in 1916 and delivered more than 5,000 babies during her hospital career.

“ To have a nurse as a representative of health sciences on the church staff is to symbolize this close tie between one’s faith and one’s health.” —Chaplain Granger Westberg, 1987 Co-founder of the national Health Ministry Association




Year the Seventh-day Adventist Christian faith was founded.

Number of countries in which the religion is active.

Estimated number of Seventh-day Adventist hospitals and clinics worldwide.


Our Healing Ministry Grows


dventist HealthCare’s Health Ministry program uses the volunteer model, where volunteers from congregations establish their own health ministry programs. This model follows guidelines established by the national Health Ministry Association (HMA) and the International Parish Nurse Resource Center. Adventist HealthCare Health Ministry initially provided education, assistance and support to congregations under our Health & Wellness Department. In 2000, Adventist HealthCare took the lead to organize a groundbreaking Health Summit for the Potomac, Allegany East, and Chesapeake Conferences of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. At the event, top pastors and leaders learned about the Health Ministry concepts utilized by Adventist HealthCare. This important effort was a collaboration between the Columbia Union College Department of Nursing and the North American Division Health Ministries. The summit marked a vital relationship with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It also fostered inter-conference fellowship and communication about health ministry, which flourishes today.

community nurses in their congregations. In 2008, Health Ministry became the sole providers of this training and also began to offer Health Ministry Team Building training. In 2003, Adventist HealthCare Health Ministry formally established the HMA chapter for the Mid-Atlantic Region. HMA is an integral way that hospital coordinators around the region share information about their programs. Ismael Gama, Adventist HealthCare’s Associate Vice President for Mission Integration & Spiritual Care, has led the Health Ministry department since 2007.

(From left) Katrina Mochamps, Janice Edwards-Clarke, Susy Solomon, Linda Kgasi, Almeda George, Danielle Warren (top) and Jean Lyles attended Adventist HealthCare’s faith community nurse training last year.

In 2000, Adventist HealthCare also partnered with Washington Adventist University to provide specific training for nurses to become faith

Here is a breakdown of where the congregations we help are located:

Our Health Ministry Supports Congregations Across the Region






Montgomery County, Md.

Prince George’s County, Md.

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Washington counties, and the City of Baltimore, Md.; parts of Virginia.

Frederick County, Md.

Washington, D.C.


Our Healing Ministry Grows


“Participants of our classes have shown measurable improvement in their risk factors,” says Betsy. “We have folks we identified through our screenings as being at high risk for heart attacks, strokes or diabetes and, after participating in our programs, these individuals have seen their risk factors decrease into the normal range.”

aith community nursing utilizes the knowledge and skills of a registered nurse to develop the health ministry of a congregation. Betsy Johnson has been a faith community nurse for Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventhday Adventist Church in Ashton, Md., for more than a decade. In this role, she and her three fellow faith community nurses work with the more than 1,100 church congregants as well as members of the community to provide health screenings, classes and resources.

Education and training are essential components of a successful and sustainable health As a faith community nurse, Betsy ministry or faith community Johnson coordinates programs nursing practice. Adventist Betsy counts on the Adventist such as the ‘End it Now’ women’s HealthCare Health Ministry offers HealthCare Health Ministry empowerment program at Emmanuelthe Faith Community Nursing program to support her work. Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Basic Preparation course and “The Adventist HealthCare Church in Ashton, Md. Health Ministry Team Building Health Ministry program really training. We also provide ongoing serves as my right arm in terms training through monthly network meetings, special of what I do,” she says. “Along with providing resources and specific education on topics such as health screenings and flu shots to members of our Depression Recovery Training and CHIP (Cardiac community, we count on Adventist HealthCare to Health Improvement Program). keep us informed about the many resources that are available to help our parishioners lead healthier lifestyles.

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dventist HealthCare Health Ministry works with more than 25 community organizations and nearly 140 congregations of all faiths and denominations including African Methodist Episcopalian, Assembly of God, Baptist, Buddhist, Church of the Brethren, Church of Christ, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Non-denominational, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist.


Our Healing Ministry and the Seventh-day Adventist Church


atia Reinert has a unique perspective on Adventist HealthCare’s commitment to the community. That’s because before becoming health ministry director for the Adventist church in North America, Katia served as the health ministry clinical supervisor and faith community coordinator for Adventist HealthCare. “Adventist HealthCare is unique in that an entire department is dedicated to combining all the resources and expertise in the areas of medicine and nursing with a commitment to whole-person health,” she says. “This is in line with the mission of the Adventist church.”



dventist HealthCare, one of the largest employers in Montgomery County, provided important employment, health and financial information at the First Annual People-4-People Career Fair in 2010. We joined Silver Spring congregations Immanuel Church, Mount Jezreel Baptist and St. Andrew Lutheran Church, and Damascus congregations St. Paul’s Catholic Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Montgomery County Council and private organizations for the event. The partnership between faith communities and employment services both met our mission and congregations’ need to help their unemployed members. Currently, Adventist Behavioral Health works with People-4-People to help our adult patients receive employment readiness training and job placement opportunities after treatment.

Dr. Allan Handysides (left), Director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department, and Katia Reinert, Director, Adventist Health Ministries of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, stand before ‘The Blessed Hope’ painting at the Seventhday Adventist Church World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. The Adventist HealthCare Health Ministry recently partnered with the Adventist church on “Let’s Move,” a nationwide initiative championed by First Lady Michelle Obama to prevent childhood obesity. Through this initiative, the Adventist HealthCare Health Ministry is joining the Adventist church in area schools, providing screenings and health education to students of all ages. Katia explains, “Adventist HealthCare is making a huge impact on improving the health of the community through initiatives that focus on health education and prevention. When it comes to building partnerships to meet national goals, Adventist HealthCare is at the table, providing a model that works for other faith-based hospitals across the country.”


Our Healing Ministry Across Faiths


or the past six years, B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, Md., has hosted an annual health fair for members of the congregation and the community. Thanks to a partnership with Adventist HealthCare Health Ministry, what began with low-cost flu shots in 2006 is now a full-scale health fair with free health screenings, lectures and patient education materials focused upon the entire family. “Many people have told us how much they look forward to our health fair and what a service it is to the community,” says Wayne Berman, who has coordinated the health fair since its inception. “Adventist HealthCare is the centerpiece of our healthy heart expo.” Wayne recounts the stories of three individuals who were diagnosed with blocked arteries as a result of the carotid artery screenings at the health fairs. All have since been treated for their conditions. He also recalls being approached by a mother who credits the B’nai Israel health fairs with saving her son’s life. The young man, who was only in his early 30s, participated in a blood pressure screening given by the Adventist team at the health fair, at which time he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. A follow-up visit to his physician led to the discovery of a defective heart valve, which has now been repaired with surgery.

(From left) B’nai Israel member Wayne Berman, with Adventist HealthCare Faith Community Nurses Sue Heitmuller and Marybeth Terrell at a health fair at the Rockville synagogue.

“This young man’s mother attributed her son’s diagnosis and successful treatment to the initial screening he received at our health fair,” says Wayne. “I couldn’t ask for a better testimonial.” When the H1N1 flu virus, known as the swine flu, took the lives of two Cambodian Buddhist Temple members in 2009, the congregation turned to the Adventist HealthCare Health Ministry team to provide flu shots. At the urging of one of their members who was a health educator, more than 250 members were immunized. Health Ministry returned the next year to provide the grateful community with free seasonal flu shots.


Health & Wellness in the Community

Bringing the Community to Good Health


or more than 100 years, Adventist HealthCare has been dedicated to bringing health to the community and the community into good health. Our Health & Wellness Department was established to assist Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital in achieving their goals of improving the health status of our community. The community that we serve includes the tri-county area of Maryland—Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick counties. Our commitment to improve the health of our community continued in 2011, as we offered a variety of health education classes, screenings, lectures and support groups. We strive to offer free or low-cost preventive and health information to help keep people well. We also focus specific efforts on prevalent issues such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, and maternal and infant health.

Greenbelt, and the Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Department. Through these and other partnerships, nearly 2,500 people took advantage of blood pressure screenings and health education classes in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. At 56 health fairs throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, we offered screenings, counseling and health education materials to the 4,090 individuals we encountered. These health fairs took place at such venues as Leisure World, the Jewish Community Center and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The fairs also included partners such as the City of Greenbelt and the Montgomery County Health Department.

In 2011, we partnered with such groups as the Rockville and Damascus Senior Centers, the Takoma Park Community Center, the City of

John Herbert (right), Cardiopulmonary Services Manager at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, provides health information to a participant at the ‘To Life’ Expo for the senior residents of Leisure World of Maryland, co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington on May 26.


Health & Wellness in the Community


dventist HealthCare continues as a partner of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services in its Maternal Partnerships Program. This referral program collaborates with hospitals to provide obstetric and gynecologic services for uninsured women in Montgomery County. Washington Adventist Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital provided free health screenings and wellness education as sponsors of the Telemundo event, Fiesta de las Madres, on May 22 last year. Adventist HealthCare staff from the hospitals and the Center on Health Disparities offered health opportunities to the estimated 8,000 people who attended the event held in downtown Silver Spring. In the community, Adventist HealthCare’s maternal/child health education programs are

designed to increase knowledge and decrease anxiety, both for new and expectant parents. In 2011, we held a total of 513 maternal/child health education classes, tours and support groups, as well as breastfeeding classes and support groups, reaching 10,837 expectant and new parents, siblings and additional family members for a total of 15,229 encounters. Our Youth Health program provides community classes and services to children, teens, parents and childcare providers. The program has been working with Montgomery County public schools for the last 15 years as a sole provider of onsite babysitting classes. Other long-term partners include Gaithersburg Recreation Center, Congressional Mall and Rockville Town Square and Spencerville Academy.

Myrna Sandino (center), a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for WIC (Women, Infants and Children) who also works in the maternity unit at Washington Adventist Hospital, and Wendy Bersbach (right), an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and the Maternal Child Health Education Coordinator for the hospital, offer resources at the Fiesta de las Madres on May 22, sponsored by Telemundo.


Cancer Screenings and Education for the Community


performing a total of almost 1,000 screenings between the two hospitals.

ur cancer education and screening programs continue to save lives and reduce health care costs by providing free and low-cost cancer screening services to eligible uninsured and underinsured residents in the community. Each year, Adventist HealthCare holds a free Cancer Screening Day for both the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and the Washington Adventist Hospital communities. We perform free screenings for prostate, colorectal, oral, skin, bladder, thyroid and breast cancer. In 2011, we screened 226 participants,

Joseph Haggerty, M.D. (left), Hematology/Oncology, performs a free cancer screening on a community member during Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s annual event.

The October 2011 ‘Pink Fling’ at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital featured an expert panel of cancer care specialists answering questions from breast cancer patients, survivors and the community during a free evening session at the hospital.

In 2011, Adventist HealthCare received a Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grant—a $917,000 grant over four years— that will allow us to expand our existing Navigate to Health: Rapid Referral Program. This program provides comprehensive breast care services to bridge the gap to medically underserved, low-income, minority women in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We provide more than 1,800 mammograms to low-income women each year.

(From left) Dermatologists Leon Brown, M.D., and Purnima Sau, M.D., with Weldemar Mezghebe, P.A., helped to provide 391 free cancer screenings to the community at Washington Adventist Hospital’s Cancer Screening Day on March 6.


Cancer Screenings and Education for the Community


ollowing lung cancer, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in Maryland. To address this health concern, Adventist HealthCare hosted “Huddle Up for Prostate Health” education events in both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in 2011. Nearly 70 community members attended the events and 50 received free PSA (prostate-specific antigen) screenings. This important screening is a test to detect cancer of the prostate. “Huddle Up for Prostate Health” raised the issue of proper screening and prevention particularly for African American men.

Former Redskin Charles Mann signs autographs for a fan at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s first ‘Huddle Up for Prostate Health’ event.

Washington Adventist Hospital, which primarily serves community members from both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, sponsored its prostate health event on Nov. 15, 2011. The event was held at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. It was attended by our cancer treatment specialists and staff, who teamed up with Washington Redskins Pro Bowler Dexter Manley. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s event was held with former Washington Redskins Pro Bowler Charles Mann on Nov. 2 with the hospital cancer team and staff.

Former Redskin Dexter Manley greets a fan at the ‘Huddle Up for Prostate Health’ event sponsored by Washington Adventist Hospital at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md., on Nov. 15.


Cardiac & Vascular Outreach in the Community


dventist HealthCare’s Cardiac & Vascular Outreach Program provides programming and screenings aimed at educating and empowering those in our community. We help individuals better understand and manage their risk factors and make lifestyle changes that will lower their risks for heart disease. In 2011, 987 individuals had access to 2,790 screenings at 34 different events. Additional classes, support groups, and meetings raised the total number of patient encounters to 2,745.

about heart health. Nearly 170 people received a total of 528 free screenings at the event, held at White Flint Mall in Rockville, Md. For 13 participants who received abnormal results at the event, appointments were made for free follow-up screenings and one-onone counseling.

Shady Grove and Washington Adventist hospitals presented the Love Your Heart Expo on Feb. 12, 2011, to educate the community

Love Your Heart participants sampled heart healthy recipes, heard lectures by our cardiac experts and received screenings including blood pressure and body mass index readings at the event held on Feb. 12 at White Flint Mall.

Deanna Linz (left), Mrs. Maryland International, at the Feb. 12 Love Your Heart Expo with Michael Chen, M.D., the Shady Grove Adventist cardiologist who treated her when she suffered an unexpected heart attack at age 40. Deanna shared her experience at the event held at White Flint Mall, which reached nearly 250 people with important heart health information.

Nick Majka, a student at the School of Radiography at Washington Adventist Hospital, was one of many volunteers across Adventist HealthCare who helped to provide heart health screenings and counseling sessions to participants at the 2nd Annual Love Your Heart Expo.


Our Healing Ministry and the Environment

A Leader in Green Energy for the Community


ur dedication to the health of populations extends to caring for our community’s environment. Adventist HealthCare is a leader and expert on sustainable business practices in the health-care industry.

We are the largest purchaser of green energy of any health-care system in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership. This partnership is a national program that recognizes organizations that voluntarily use green power from eligible renewable sources. We purchase nearly 15% of our electricity in the form of green energy, exceeding all other health-care providers participating in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Through this purchase, we are reducing our carbon dioxide emissions by 5,119 metric tons each year, which is equivalent to reducing 11,905 barrels of oil from U.S. oil consumption per year. In addition, the proposed design for the relocated Washington Adventist Hospital will be a

model for sustainable health care. It will maximize open space and minimize the building’s effects of heat and light on the surrounding areas. The design encourages use of public transportation, lowemitting/super-efficient vehicles and bicycles. Water use will be controlled and conserved on-site and inside the energy-efficient building. Green Teams at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland also contribute to our care for the environment. The teams champion the hospitals’ initiatives in areas such as enhanced energy efficiency. The Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Green Team was developed in 2006. The team helps the hospital to recycle many supplies, including from the operating room, and also sells local produce in the cafeteria during the summer. These combined efforts support Adventist HealthCare in reducing our environmental footprint in our communities.

(From left) Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Green Team members Shannon Moorman, RN, Janet Lawless, RN, and Trish Bodine, RN, sew blue material together to make patient belonging bags in the Surgical Services Department in April 2011. The project helps the environment because the blue material, used to wrap sterile surgical equipment, would otherwise wind up in a landfill. Marybeth Stockman, RN, also uses the blue wrap to make pouches for cardiac rehab patients to carry portable cardiac monitors while on the treadmill.


Center on Health Disparities

Center on Health Disparities


hrough our Health & Wellness Department and Center on Health Disparities, Adventist HealthCare is an important partner with local, state, and federal health departments on significant initiatives and policies. The goal is to address gaps in the health-care system for diverse populations. We also partner with clinics that serve the low-income residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, many of whom are limited English proficient and/or racial and ethnic minorities. These

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he Adventist HealthCare Center on Health Disparities works with academic and health services organizations in various research and training activities. These partners include: n University of Maryland School of Public

Health, College Park n Sinai Hospital of Baltimore n Maryland Center for Health Equity n Kaiser Permanente n Montgomery County Health and Human

Services’ Minority Health Initiatives n Maryland Department of Health and

Mental Hygiene n Maryland Hospital Association n Muslim Community Center n Primary Care Coalition n Telemundo

clinics include Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care and Mercy Health Clinic, where we provide free diagnostic services to uninsured patients. Another partner, Mobile Medical Care (MobileMed), operates three mobile health-care vehicles. MobileMed provides primary and preventive health care to the uninsured, low income, working poor and homeless in Montgomery County. “When you look at the issue of health-care disparities, it’s important to realize that it isn’t just the health-care system that creates health, it is the interplay of society, culture and all those factors that make a community, which impact health,” says Marcos Pesquera, Executive Director of the Adventist HealthCare Center on Health Disparities. In 2011, Pesquera was named to the 14-member Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council (MHQCC). The MHQCC is co-chaired by Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Joshua Sharfstein, M.D. It provides leadership within the state health system to improve the health of the citizens of Maryland, maximize the quality of healthcare services and contain health-care costs. “Addressing health disparities among Maryland’s racial and ethnic communities is a moral imperative,” says Lt. Gov. Brown. “All Marylanders deserve the best possible care and the opportunity to improve their quality of life.” While ensuring that patients receive culturally appropriate care, the Center on Health Disparities also offers education and training activities to providers. This gives health-care professionals the knowledge and skills to provide care to patients and families in ways that are sensitive to culture, language preference and spiritual beliefs.


Center on Health Disparities


ach year, the Center on Health Disparities releases a report to highlight important issues related to health disparities and local efforts to improve health equity. The Center on Health Disparities’ 2011 annual report, Health Disparities in the Era of Reform Implementation, was presented at its 5th Annual Conference on Nov. 2.

The Center on Health Disparities’ 2011 report detailed demographic trends and assessed disparities for the tri-county area that Adventist HealthCare serves: Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick counties. The report addressed maternal and infant health, heart disease and stroke, and cancer. It also provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Nearly 300 attendees heard experts detail why health-care reform must continue to move forward in order to make a difference to those vulnerable populations that need it most. The conference, held in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Montgomery County Department of Health, also featured speaker Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Center on Health Disparities conference attendees included (from left) panel moderator Gayle Tang, RN, MSN, Senior Director, National Linguistic and Diversity Infrastructure Management, Kaiser Permanente; Marcos Pesquera, Executive Director, Center on Health Disparities; Bill Robertson, President & CEO, Adventist HealthCare; U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin; and Maryland Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, who was presented with the Center’s 2011 Blue Ribbon Award in recognition of her longstanding commitment to minority health.

In 2011, the Center on Health Disparities delivered Culturally Competent Care training to more than 6,800 health professionals and staff throughout the Adventist HealthCare system. Many community groups also participate in the Center on Health Disparities’ cultural awareness and effective cross-cultural communication training, including: the Delaware Department of Health, the Johns Hopkins Disparities Solutions Center, the Welcome Back Center of Maryland, Montgomery County Public Schools (Teen Ambassadors Program) and the Maryland Hospital Association.


Our Healing Ministry Expands

Expanding Access to Care


ore than 30 years ago, Adventist HealthCare opened Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in a rural part of Montgomery County. Pictures from that time show the hospital as the first and only business amid acres of open field, the cornerstone of what was destined to become the vibrant Shady Grove Life Sciences Center (SGLSC) campus. Our health-care facilities on the 300-acre SGLSC campus now include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland and Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville. And we continue our plans to expand our services to serve the growing, changing needs of the Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown and surrounding communities.

residents. The center was just the first part of what has become our network of comprehensive healthcare services for Germantown and the upper part of Montgomery County. This includes the great strides we have made to provide the latest in important cancer treatments and services to patients. In early 2011, we opened the Shady Grove Adventist Radiation Oncology Center at Germantown. This year, we will break ground for The Aquilino Cancer Center, set to open in 2013.

We opened the Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in August 2006, significantly improving access to emergency medical care for area

The Aquilino Cancer Center on the campus of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital will offer integrated, comprehensive care close to home plus the services, resources and support that cancer patients and their families need.


Terry Forde, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Adventist HealthCare, stands on our Germantown campus, which includes the Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center, the Shady Grove Adventist Radiation Oncology Center at Germantown, a MobileMed Upcounty Primary Care Clinic, a Maternity Partnership Prenatal Center and a medical office building.

Our Healing Ministry Expands


s all of our communities change and grow, Adventist HealthCare is committed to the continued creation of vibrant health and medical services. In addition to our plans for upper Montgomery County, we are awaiting a decision on our Certificate of Need to relocate Washington Adventist Hospital to White Oak. The relocation, combined with the continued use of our Takoma Park campus as the Village of Education, Health and Well-being, will further our mission to strengthen the region’s healthcare infrastructure. A decision by the Maryland Health Care Commission is pending. “The location of Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak has the potential to start a development process that will ultimately represent new private investments totaling more than $5 billion, provide work space for more than 8,000 workers beyond those employed by the FDA and will spur the development of some 7,500 residential units in a highly desirable, live-work community,” says Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. An economic report by economist Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, also cited a range of significant, positive effects that the relocation

of Washington Adventist, and continued use of our Takoma Park campus, will have on Montgomery County and Prince George’s County and the state, including: n Contributing $553.2

million to the state’s economy during construction. n Construction will

generate $115.5 million in new personal earnings to workers residing within Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. n Post-construction

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, at the East County Community Center on Nov. 21, voiced continued support for Washington Adventist Hospital’s relocation plans.

operation would contribute $630.8 million to the state’s economy in 2015. n Post-construction economic activity related

to Washington Adventist would support approximately 4,700 statewide jobs.

The relocated Washington Adventist Hospital (pictured), combined with the continued use of our Takoma Park campus as the Village of Education, Health and Well-being, will further our mission to strengthen the region’s health-care infrastructure.


Partnering with Our Physicians


dventist HealthCare’s goal to deliver populationbased care across the continuum includes a close collaboration with our physicians. Hundreds of community-based physicians have chosen to work with us in providing coordinated, high-quality care through two innovative solutions.

The Adventist HealthCare ACES Program (Ambulatory Care Electronic Health Record Solution) Through ACES, we help our community-based physicians implement electronic health records (EHRs) within their practices. EHRs give providers shared access to the data they need in order to deliver coordinated, safer care to their patients. This includes helping to manage and perhaps even prevent chronic disease. ACES enhances the quality of patient care and helps medical offices perform more efficiently. “Since I am now online, as I see patients I am able to print out and give them the latest information about their condition,” notes Sally Jo Belcher, M.D., a Shady Grove Adventist Hospital family medicine physician. Dr. Belcher implemented an EHR in her practice through ACES in January 2011.

Adventist Medical Group In November 2011, Adventist HealthCare and The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA), the largest independent physician group in metropolitan Washington, announced a venture to create a network of physicians in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. This collaboration between Adventist Medical Group (AMG), Adventist HealthCare’s employed physician practices, and MFA enables us to rapidly and effectively grow the number of our employed physicians. “AMG gives me the opportunity to work within a large network of physicians,” says Pediatric Neurologist Marc P. DiFazio, M.D. “Probably our greatest innovation is the new electronic health record, which helps me rapidly communicate with my colleagues. I really believe that this greatly improves the health of our patients and the community at large.”

Adventist Medical Group’s (from left), Vijay Varma, M.D., Nuclear Medicine-Thyroid Cancer Specialist; Cong Ning, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist; Lauren Dome, CRNP; and Marc P. DiFazio, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist.


Adventist HealthCare Community Benefit

100+ Years of Our Healing Ministry Expands Access to Quality Care for Our Communities


dventist HealthCare, based in Rockville, Md., is a not-for-profit organization of dedicated professionals who work together each day to provide excellent wellness, disease management and healthcare services to the community. We are Montgomery County’s first and largest health-care system, working to deliver superior health outcomes, extraordinary patient experience and exceptional value to the communities we serve.

Adventist HealthCare strives to respond proactively to various health-care needs with a continuum of programs and wide-ranging services that help diverse populations. As part of our mission, Adventist HealthCare consistently provides significant charity care and community benefit to those we serve, totaling more than $62 million in 2011. Our Washington Adventist Hospital alone provided almost 15% of its operating expenses in community benefit, the highest of all hospitals in Montgomery County.

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Community-Building Activities


uilding a successful community requires more than just providing great health care. A community needs jobs for the people who live there, safe homes in close-knit neighborhoods—a liveable, workable environment where families can grow. Adventist HealthCare supports all these needs by contributing our expertise and resources toward programs that strengthen the community.

We live and work in the community and we serve our fellow residents through numerous coalitions and partnerships that represent economic development, workforce development, environmental improvements and more. Here is a list of just some of the organizations we partner with to advocate tirelessly for those we are privileged to serve:

Adventist Community Action Council

IMPACT Silver Spring

Adventist Community Services

Ingleside Retirement Home

Adventist Health Systems

Kaiser Permanente

CASA of Maryland


Central County Coalition of Prince George’s County

Leadership Montgomery

City of Takoma Park East County Citizens Advisory Board General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Governor’s Workforce Investment Board Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Financial Management Association Identity, Inc.

Maryland Chamber of Commerce Maryland Health Care Commission Maryland Hospital Association

Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Montgomery Hospice People-4-People Prince George’s County Health Department Rebuilding Together Montgomery County

Maryland Patient Safety Center

Rockville Economic Development Initiative

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Rotary Club of Frederick Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Montgomery County Economic Advisory Council

Tai Sophia Institute

Montgomery County Government Montgomery County Health & Human Services

More than 50 Adventist HealthCare employees, family members and friends volunteered for our 2011 Rebuilding Together initiative on April 30 and May 1. The team helped an 80-year-old widow living in Montgomery Village by providing construction and general maintenance for her home.


Universities at Shady Grove Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County

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Community Partnerships


dventist HealthCare supports our communitybased partners with investments that advance our shared missions. This includes those groups that work to increase access to care and services for medically underserved populations, improve health-

Adventist Health Policy Association, Inc. American Cancer Society American Heart Association Asbury Foundation

care delivery, address social factors that affect health, and influence public policy. Here is a representative list of some of the organizations that received grants in 2011 through our Community Partnership Fund:

Jewish Social Service Agency Jewish Women International Jubilee Foundation Leadership Montgomery

CASA of Maryland, Inc.

Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

City of Gaithersburg

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Committee for Montgomery (CFM)

Maryland Hospital Association

Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County

Maryland Patient Safety Center

Dance Exchange Inc. Emergency Education Council Region III Gaithersburg Arts & Monuments Funding Corporation Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Inc. George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy Germantown Cultural Arts Center, dba BlackRock Center for the Arts Identity, Inc. IMPACT Silver Spring Interfaith Works, Inc. Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington Jewish Council for the Aging

Mary’s Center Mental Health Association Mental Health Association of Montgomery County

Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation Montgomery Hospice NAMI Montgomery County North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists NTAF Mid-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund Philanthropic Services for Institutions (PSI) Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Salisbury University Foundation State of Maryland

Mercy Health Clinic

Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc.

Mobile Medical Care, Inc.

The Arc Montgomery County

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL)

The Community Foundation for Montgomery County

Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education

The Fund for Montgomery

Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County Collaboration Council Montgomery County Council of PTAs


The Foundation Schools The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Victims’ Rights Foundation Washington Adventist University

Thank You to Our Outstanding Volunteers

Thank You to Our Outstanding Volunteers


n addition to our dedicated physicians and employees at Adventist HealthCare, we are grateful for the services of hundreds of volunteers who help us to carry out our mission each day. Last year, 1,590 volunteers across our health system generously contributed an astounding 118,962 hours as a true demonstration of God’s care to the community. n At Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of

Maryland, 120 volunteers devoted 5,146 hours of service to 15 departments, which is equivalent to a pro bono contribution of $109,919. n At Hackettstown Regional Medical Center,

225 volunteers devoted 20,776 hours of service to 22 departments, which is equivalent to a pro bono contribution of $441,698. n At Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 755

volunteers devoted 51,000 hours of service to 51 departments, which is equivalent to a pro bono contribution of $1,089,360.

Giving and Remembering from the Heart When their daughter tragically passed away in a car accident, Horace and Violet Saunders honored her memory by selflessly remembering others: On May 11, 2011, the Linda G. Saunders Memorial Terrace Garden was dedicated on the Behavioral Health Terrace at Washington Adventist Hospital. Horace has been a Washington Adventist Hospital volunteer for more than 40 years and a founding member of the Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation. He and Violet created the special space in tribute to Linda and their longstanding connection to the hospital. “Patients always come first here, and that is what gave me a lifelong love of this hospital,” Horace says. “When this terrible tragedy happened to my daughter, I couldn’t think of a better way to honor her memory than to help create a space that will benefit the patients here for years to come.”

n At Washington Adventist Hospital, 490

volunteers devoted 42,040 hours of service to 48 departments, which is equivalent to a pro bono contribution of $897,974.

Thank you to Horace and Violet Saunders (pictured), their friends, family, neighbors and employees whose generosity created the Linda G. Saunders Memorial Terrace Garden, dedicated in honor of the Saunders’ late daughter.


Thank You to Our Generous Donors

Thank You to Our Generous Donors


s a not-for-profit organization, Adventist HealthCare reinvests every dollar that we make back into our mission of demonstrating God’s care to those we serve. We rely on the generosity of many so we can continue to provide the highest level of patient care and critical services to our community.

$250,000 + Ruth M. Fouts Unitrust Farid Srour

$100,000 – $249,999 Amy & Michael Aquilino Medical Emergency Professionals (MEP)

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of every one of our donors and we would like to give special recognition to the following for their contributions:

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. M&T Bank Pettit Family Charitable Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts Doris & George Reinhart W. M. Rickman Construction Co. William G. “Bill” & Della Robertson

$15,000 – $24,999 $50,000 – $99,999 The Brickman Group Cardiac Associates Edna Goldberg Lockheed Martin Alexander & Margaret Stewart Trust

$25,000 – $49,999 Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc. Conrad V. & Lois Aschenbach Joseph D. Byrd Foundation Alice C. & Milton F. (dec.) Clogg Cardiac Vascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, P.C. Dr. & Mrs. Chan K. Chung EagleBank Amy & Angelo Falcone Joanne & Peter Harrigan Kaiser Permanente Golf Event to Fight Diabetes

Adventist Pathology Associates The Butz Foundation & Families First Colonies Anesthesia Associates, LLC Minkoff Development Corporation The Truland Foundation & Family James Dudley Ward & Marilyn Mobley Ward

$10,000 – $14,999 Bloom Associates – MAMI Cerner Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Cora & John H. Davis Foundation DECO Recovery Estate of Kurt W. Dubin Emergency Medicine Associates, P.A., P.C.


Dorothy A. Farmer Genesis Security Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Goldberg Gilbane Building Company Human Genome Sciences, Inc. Kingdon Gould, Jr. Robert P. & Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation The Katharine Pollard Maddux Memorial Mental Health Foundation Estate of Margaret Miller Joyce & G.J. Newmyer Ober/Kaler ParenteBeard Perrine Planning & Zoning Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Dr. Chitra & Mr. Doraiswamy Rajagopal Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Rosenberg-Hecht Philanthropic Fund Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Smith Sodexo Health Care Services Doug Scott Thompson Turner Construction The Walker Group George Wasserman Family Foundation

Adventist HealthCare Executive Team

Adventist HealthCare Executive Team in 2011 The Executive Council for Adventist HealthCare last year was comprised of the following leaders: William G. “Bill” Robertson President & Chief Executive Officer, Adventist HealthCare (listed alphabetically) Keith Ballenger Vice President, Adventist Home Health Services Jason Coe President, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Gaurov Dayal, M.D. Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Adventist HealthCare Kenneth B. DeStefano, Esq. Vice President & General Counsel, Adventist HealthCare Kathleen Dyer Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Adventist HealthCare

Terry Forde Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Adventist HealthCare

James G. Lee Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Adventist HealthCare

Ismael Gama Associate Vice President, Mission Integration & Spiritual Care, Adventist HealthCare and Washington Adventist Hospital

Gene Milton Special Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer, Adventist HealthCare

Susan L. Glover Senior Vice President & Chief Quality/Integrity Officer Dennis Hansen President, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Robert Jepson Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, Adventist HealthCare Elyse Kaplan Vice President, Human Resources, Adventist HealthCare

Joyce Newmyer, formerly Portela President, Washington Adventist Hospital Doris Reinhart Vice President & Administrator, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland; Interim President, Adventist Behavioral Health Jere Stocks Senior Vice President, Adventist HealthCare and Chair, Next Century Health Paula Widerlite Vice President, System Development & Chief Development Officer, Adventist HealthCare Kevin Young President, Adventist Behavioral Health

Adventist HealthCare’s Senior Corporate Officers in 2011, back row, from left, Susan Glover, Gaurov Dayal, M.D., Joyce Newmyer and Dennis Hansen, front row from left, Terry Forde, Bill Robertson and James Lee.


Adventist HealthCare Board of Trustees

Adventist HealthCare Board of Trustees in 2011 The following members comprised the Board of Trustees for Adventist HealthCare last year:

Officers Chair David E. Weigley, M.B.A. President, Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Vice Chair Robert T. Vandeman Executive Secretary, Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists J. Neville Harcombe Former Executive Secretary, Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists* Secretary William G. “Bill” Robertson President & Chief Executive Officer, Adventist HealthCare

Members (listed alphabetically) Elaine L. Arthur Vice President, Executive Talent, Planning and Acquisition, Sodexo, USA Seth T. Bardu Treasurer, Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Renee Battle-Brooks, Esq. Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County and Assistant Chief, Forfeiture Unit Avis E. Buchanan Executive Director, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Ruth E. Bulger, A.M., Ph.D. Emerita Professor, Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences

Jeffrey J. Pargament, Esq. Attorney, Pargament & Hallowell, PLLC Peter H. Plamondon, Jr. Co-President and Founder, The Plamondon Companies Marta Brito Pèrez Vice President, Human Resources and Global Talent, Astrazeneca UK Limited

Norton A. Elson, M.D. Pulmonary Physician & Chair, Department of Medicine, Washington Adventist Hospital and Care Excellence Medical Officer, Adventist HealthCare

Bruce C. Robertson, Ph.D. Managing Director, H.I.G. Ventures

Mark E. Griffin Vice President, Marriott International

David C. Stump, M.D. Executive Vice President for Drug Development, Human Genome Sciences

Patrick J. Hogan Associate Vice Chancellor, Government Relations, University System of Maryland Scott D. McClure, Esq. Partner, Hogan Lovells Fred M. Manchur President & Chief Operating Officer, Kettering Health Network William K. Miller President, Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

*Mr. Harcombe passed away May 11, 2011


Weymouth Spence, Ed.D. President, Washington Adventist University

Robin Thomashauer Executive Director, Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare Steven L. Tuck, M.D. Physician, Shady Grove Orthopaedic Associates

Members Emeritus Charles P. Barger Retired Executive, Nations Bank Ida G. Ruben Former State Senator, Maryland State Senate

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n Accredited Cancer Program with Commendation,

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Washington Adventist Hospital

n Accredited Radiation Oncology Program,

American College of Radiation Oncology. n First hospital in mid-Atlantic region to implant

new MRI-safe pacemaker. n The Joint Replacement Center at Washington

Adventist Hospital opened in 2011. The newly renovated unit features all private rooms and a coordinated care team specially trained in the latest in joint replacement surgery. n The Center for Advanced Wound Care &

Washington Adventist Hospital is a 281-bed, stateof-the-art medical and surgical acute-care facility and the home of Montgomery County’s first complete cardiac center. Hundreds of open-heart surgeries and thousands of heart catheterizations are now performed at the hospital each year. Of S p e c i a l N o t e

Hyperbaric Medicine at Washington Adventist Hospital opened in 2011. n Washington Adventist Hospital’s Emergency

Department achieves one full year of no yellow diversion of ambulance-transported patients. n Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and

licensed by the state of Maryland.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Washington Adventist Hospital n Named one of the “Best Regional Hospitals” by

U.S. News and World Report. n Cardiac Interventional Center, Maryland Institute

of Emergency Services and Systems. n Highest level Chest Pain Center accreditation,

Level III with PCI, Society of Chest Pain Centers. n Three-star, Highest Rating for quality heart

surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. n American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline

Bronze Performance Achievement Award for high-quality heart attack care. n ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance

Achievement Award for consistent, outstanding care to heart attack patients, American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association. n Primary Stroke Center, Maryland Institute of

Emergency Medical Services Systems.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a 339-bed, state-of-the-art medical and surgical acute-care facility that opened in 1979. Of S p e c i a l N o t e

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital n Cycle III Chest Pain Center with PCI, Society of

Chest Pain Centers. n Cardiac Interventional Center, Maryland Institute

of Emergency Services and Systems.


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n Gold Performance Achievement Award,

American College of Cardiology Foundations NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG for Cardiac and Vascular Services. n The Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achieve-

ment Award, American Heart Association. n Only hospital-based enhanced external

counterpulsation (EECP) program in Montgomery County, non-surgical option for some cardiac patients with angina. n Primary Stroke Center, Maryland Institute for

Emergency Medical Services and Systems. n Approval with Commendation for Cancer

Program, American College of Surgeons. n American College of Radiology accreditations

for Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology and digital imaging services. n Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). n Only Maryland hospital to receive International

Board Certified Lactation Consultants Care Award. n Nationally certified Cardiac and Vascular

Rehabilitation Center by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. n Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and

licensed by the state of Maryland.

longstanding commitment to expand access to health care for residents in upper Montgomery County. The Center is staffed by physicians and nurses and is fully equipped to handle medical emergencies and accept patients by ambulance just like a hospital emergency room. The facilities are administratively and clinically linked into a hospital and licensed by the state.

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Hackettstown Regional Medical Center is a 111-bed, full service, acute-care hospital that offers a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services, including 24-hour emergency medical and surgical services. Of S p e c i a l N o t e

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center (HRMC) n Jason C. Coe, MBA, became the President of

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center on January 1, 2011. Prior to becoming president, he served as the chief operating officer from 2003 until 2010. n In 2011, HRMC entered into a clinical affiliation

Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center at Germantown The Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center at Germantown, which opened in 2006, provides 24hour emergency care, delivered by boardcertified physicians, to approximately 36,000 upper Montgomery County residents each year. The Center is an integral part of Adventist HealthCare’s

agreement with Hackensack University Health Network, a nationally ranked, 703-bed medical center and surgical facility. This affiliation will provide HRMC patients with access to all of the cutting-edge treatments available at a university medical center, including advanced therapies for heart attack and stroke, as well as access to a full range of neonatal services. n The new Joan Knechel Infusion Therapy Center

opened in 2011. Infusion Therapy Services is an outpatient facility that provides care for individuals requiring treatment of oncology, hematology and non-cancer-related diagnoses. Comprehensive care is provided by highly trained professionals, including medical oncologists,


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hematologists and oncology/infusion therapy registered nurses.

tate adolescent boys who display sexually deviant behavior. n Magnolia Unit—Montgomery County’s only

n Additional support to our medical staff is

now being offered by Hackensack Pathology Associates, LLC. This affiliation will provide our physicians with higher levels of laboratory testing and pathology studies. n HRMC is fully accredited by The Joint Commis-

sion and licensed by the state of New Jersey.

Behavioral Health Services Adventist Behavioral Health Adventist Behavioral Health is one of the largest providers of behavioral health services in Maryland, with facilities in Montgomery and Dorchester counties. Treatment is offered for children, adolescents, adults and seniors in various settings, including hospital-based programs, residential treatment centers, school programs, residential group homes, outpatient and community-based services. Of S p e c i a l N o t e

Adventist Behavioral Health n Partner with MedStar Georgetown University

Hospital to create the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program. n Montgomery Unit—opened in 2004 as the first

mood disorders unit of its kind in the U.S. n Adventist Behavioral Health Eastern Shore—the

region’s only acute care and residential mental health facility for children and adolescents. n One of only two behavioral health organizations

in Maryland offering a program to help rehabili-

acute inpatient psychiatry unit dedicated to serving the unique needs of adults 60 years and older.

The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to understanding and strengthening emotionally healthy parent-child relationships within our community through early prevention, intervention, education, research and training. Of S p e c i a l N o t e

The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children n Only organization in the National Capital Region

that focuses on the social and emotional development of infants, young children and their families by integrating early intervention, education, clinical evaluation and treatment, research and training. n Therapeutic Nursery Program accredited by

National Association for the Education of Young Children. n Serves more than 4,000 children and families in

the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay.

Rehabilitation Services Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland hosts 77 beds and is the first and only acute rehabilitation hospital in Montgomery County. With multiple locations, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland offers comprehensive rehabilitation programs for brain injuries, spinal cord injuries,


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Home Care Services

strokes, amputations, orthopedic injuries and surgeries, sports- and work-related injuries, cardiopulmonary conditions and neurological disorders.

Adventist Home Care Services provides patients in need of home health assistance with three convenient service options.

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Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland n The first and only acute rehabilitation hospital in

Montgomery County, opening in January 2001. n The first and only hospital in a five-state area

to obtain accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International for care of hospitalized patients in all four specialty areas: brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and amputation. n Two hospital locations: a freestanding 53-bed

hospital next to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and a 24-bed hospital located on the fifth floor of Washington Adventist Hospital. n Two outpatient clinics specialize in improving

patients’ functional capabilities. Specialty-trained staff provide traditional physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as programs such as driving evaluation and training, lymphedema therapy, and hand therapy. n Certified brain injury specialists and certified

Adventist Home Health, a Medicare-certified agency, has provided comprehensive services and compassionate care since 1973. Nurses, therapists and social workers collaborate with referring physicians and families to help patients recover and function as independently as possible in their own homes. Service areas include Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, Howard and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland. Adventist Home Assistance has provided the care that adults need to stay independent at home for more than 20 years. Our certified nursing assistants are bonded, insured and screened to meet the highest standards. Service areas include Montgomery, Prince George’s and Howard counties, Southern Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Adventist Choice Nursing offers at-home assistance and skilled in-home nursing care on a short-term or long-term basis. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, and home health aides or companions deliver care that meets the highest industry standards.

Additional Services

registered rehabilitation nurses on staff. n Established a Limb Preservation and Amputee

Center (LPAC) as a regional resource in the prevention of limb loss and management of amputation care. n Accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed

by the state of Maryland and Montgomery County for operation as a rehabilitation hospital.

Cytology and Histology Services of Maryland (CSM), Adventist HealthCare’s pathology reference laboratory, specializes in surgical pathology, cervical cytology screening, medical cytology and limited molecular pathology. CSM is Maryland-licensed and accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Board-certified pathologists and technical staff provide services to Adventist HealthCare hospitals as well as other regional medical centers, surgery centers, public health providers and regional physicians.


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It was early spring 1999 when an Adventist HealthCare committee met with one goal: to raise awareness among our visitors, patients, employees, physicians and volunteers of our Christian heritage. Under the guidance of these 12 members, the above stained glass window was created by artist Stacey Bondurant. “The hands are reaching up in prayer to the heavens,” Stacey explains. “And the dove represents God descending upon the hands of the doctors and nurses as a healing force that provides them with the power of healing.” The beautiful artwork may be seen to this day throughout our entities along with a simple prayer that represents our healing ministry, “Bless our hands, God, to bring healing to all who enter here.”

Adventist HealthCare's 2011 Report to the Community  
Adventist HealthCare's 2011 Report to the Community  

It is our pleasure to present to you Adventist HealthCare’s 2011 Report to the Community. In these pages, you will read about the extraordin...