Russell Named Vice President of Population Health Innovations of Adventist Health in Roseville, CA.

October 30, 2013
Portland,Oregon
Tom Russell, President and CEO of Adventist Medical Center

Tom Russell, President and CEO of Adventist Medical Center has been named Vice President of Population Health Innovations for the hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health headquartered in Roseville, California. Russell will focus on collaborative relationships leading to network growth and innovative payer integration effective January, 2014. In his new role, he will lead the development of market partnerships, create employer based health solutions, expand an Adventist Health blueprint for wellness, and focus on designing a holistic care model for high risk seniors throughout the multi-state enterprise including Oregon.

Russell transitions into the new role with more than 32 years of health care management experience. “Tom’s leadership has had a tremendous impact on delivery of mission driven, value-based healthcare,” says Scott Reiner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Adventist Health and board chairman for the Adventist Medical Center operations. “He will be instrumental in delivering our mission through the establishment of relationships and innovation.”

Under his leadership, Adventist Medical Center has been recognized for performing in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety and is now among the top 100 hospitals in America for the care of critically ill patients. As a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives, he actively advocates for the health interests of patients on the state and national level. Tom’s many accomplishments include the development of an engaged employee wellness program in Portland which has been improving employee health and providing value added services to the workforce. The innovative employee wellness structure has been implemented throughout the 19 hospitals of Adventist Health, resulting in substantially decreased healthcare costs for 32,000 employees.

Russell assumed his current position in 2008, overseeing the network of Adventist Health services throughout the Portland metropolitan area and is chairman of the board for Adventist Health’s Tillamook Regional Medical Center on the Oregon coast. His leadership has been evident in the development of Adventist Health’s integrated network in the Northwest.

He is a Founding Board Member of Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest Community Care Organization and serves as a member of their Governance Committee. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion award and is a member of the Health Policy Committee for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

Adventist Health has initiated a national search to identify the right candidate to fill the role of President and CEO in the Portland market.

About Adventist Health-Portland

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 is home to Adventist Health-Portland, an integrated health delivery system staffed by nearly 2,000 employees and includes more than 30 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

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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