Tom Russell awarded the Grassroots Champion Award

May 29, 2012
Tom Russell Grassroots Breakfast

Tom Russell, President and CEO of AMC has received the AHA 2012 Grassroots Champion Award. Andi Easton (left), Director of Advocacy, OAHHS, Tom Russell (center), President, CEO of AMC, Rich Umbdenstock (right), AHA President and CEO.

The American Hospital Association (AHA), in partnership with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems has awarded Tom Russell, President and CEO of Adventist Health in Portland, the 2012 Grassroots Champion Award. As a 2012 Grassroots Champion, Russell is being recognized for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.

Russell is the only health system CEO in Oregon to win the award. The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award was created to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital and who are tireless advocates for hospitals and their patients.


About Adventist Medical Center (AMC)

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 which includes more than 30 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 21,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 18 hospitals, more than 135 clinics (rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.


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