Portland Adventist Community Services Recognizes John Korb

October 2, 2013
Portland,Oregon
Korb Honored by PACS

The governing board of Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS), has awarded John Korb, CFRE, the 2013 Barbara Nelson Award signifying his outstanding leadership and support of PACS for the past 23 years.

Korb, Executive Director of the Adventist Health Foundation in Portland, has a personal passion to improve the lives of those less fortunate. “The selfless work that John has been involved with as a volunteer at PACS clearly demonstrates the emotional, physical and spiritual healing ministry of Jesus Christ,” said Tom Russell, President and CEO Adventist Medical Center.

Through his volunteer leadership, Korb helped PACS develop one of Portland’s largest food pantries, which distributes more than 1 million pounds of food each year. He also helped create a primary health clinic, which was originally run by Barbara Nelson, for whom the award is named. Today the clinic in partnership with Adventist Medical Center, serves more than 1,400 uninsured patients annually. While serving as board chairman of the non-profit, Korb also helped create a thrift store featuring affordable quality clothing and household items. The proceeds help support the mission of the northeast Portland organization.

Korb has helped PACS establish an endowment fund that now exceeds $200,000. “I am humbled by this award and am blessed to have been given the opportunity to serve my community and work hand in hand with hundreds of other volunteers,” said Korb.

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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