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Davy Appointed President & CEO

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Larry S. Davy has been named president and CEO of Tillamook County General Hospital, according to Larry D. Dodds, senior vice president of Adventist Health and board chair of the 49-bed critical access hospital located on the Oregon Coast. Davy will assume his new position October 1, 2007 and replace Wendell Hesseltine, who recently announced his retirement.

"In addition to his administrative experience, Larry has a clinical background and is familiar with running a rural hospital with critical access designation," stated Dodds. "I am pleased that he will be joining our system and I'm confident he will be a benefit to the hospital and its community."

Currently, Davy is the CEO at Wallowa County Health Care District, which includes Wallowa Hospital and Wallowa Valley Care Center. He is responsible for all of the hospital and care center activities, program development and strategic planning. Previously he served as the director of Nursing Services, associate administrator of Patient Care Services and compliance officer for Wallowa County Health Care District. No stranger to Adventist Health, Davy also held a variety of clinical roles at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, including nursing coordinator and director of Surgical Services.

A graduate of Walla Walla College, Davy received his associate's degree in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in Religion. He also has an MBA with an emphasis in Health Care from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Davy is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is currently enrolled in Oak Brook College of Law.

Davy and his wife, Christy, and their children, Leah, Matt and Abby--who have extended family in the area--plan to relocate to Tillamook when he assumes his new duties.