Scott Reiner, executive vice president and COO of Adventist Health, has been appointed president to succeed Robert G. Carmen, who announced his intent to retire in September. With the vote at today’s board of directors meeting, Reiner becomes president-elect as of December 16 with immediate transitioning of executive responsibilities, according to Board Chairman Ricardo Graham. The transition is to be completed by March 31, 2014.
The board looked for a leader who will continue to promote Adventist Heath’s distinctive mission to guide its strategic planning and decision-making processes, according to Graham. “Scott has a long history of service as a key member of our senior leadership team at Adventist Health,” stated Graham. “His demonstrated excellence in leadership, forward thinking, clinical experience and dedication to our vision will be assets to his new role as we progress in our mission focus.”
Reiner has spent a significant number of years within Adventist Health. He started his leadership as the CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC), a 515-bed facility in Southern California. After seven years of service at GAMC, Reiner assumed the role of senior vice president of Adventist Health in 2006. He chaired the boards of nine hospitals and also oversaw business development, innovations and philanthropy from the corporate office. In 2010, Reiner was named the executive vice president and COO, responsible for the day-to-day operations of Adventist Health. The role included visioning, architecting, implementing and sourcing leaders needed to operationalize Adventist Health’s strategy.
“I am honored by the board’s decision to pick me as the successor to Bob Carmen and to lead this organization as its new president and CEO,” stated Reiner. “I am proud of the heritage of service and quality that Adventist Health has established. I look forward to guiding this organization as we fulfill our vision to transform the health care experience for our communities.”
Reiner holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif. and a master’s degree in health administration from California State University, Northridge. Reiner and his wife, Margo, have two children; a son, Christian, and a daughter, Alixandria.
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Adventist Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 180 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Visit AdventistHealth.org for more information.