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Erich Named President/CEO of Feather River Hospital

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 19, 2011

Contact: Darcy De Leon
Director, Marketing & HR
(707)-456-3101 DeLeonD3@ah.org


Roseville, CA - Kevin Erich has been named president and CEO of Feather River Hospital, according to Larry Dodds, executive vice president and COO of Adventist Health. Erich will assume his new role on May 16, when current president, Wayne Ferch, transitions to his new position as president and CEO of the Central Valley Network.

- Kevin Erich has been named president and CEO of Feather River Hospital, according to Larry Dodds, executive vice president and COO of Adventist Health. Erich will assume his new role on May 16, when current president, Wayne Ferch, transitions to his new position as president and CEO of the Central Valley Network.

Scott Reiner, senior vice president of Adventist Health, along with the Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH) board and medical staff, have started an executive search to fill Erich's vacated role.

"Kevin has been with Adventist Health for over 19 years," stated Dodds, "and has a great track record of strong leadership. We are very pleased to have dedicated leaders like Kevin within our system."

For the past 14 years, Erich has served as president and CEO of HMH. During his tenure, Erich, together with his administrative team and physician leadership, moved the hospital to a position of financial security and high patient satisfaction. In 2002 HMH became a Critical Access Hospital. Erich was instrumental in making this change and a key player in helping to promote and develop the new California Critical Access Hospital Network, comprising all 31 California Critical Access Hospitals.

He served as president and CEO of Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner, Oregon from 1992-1997. Prior to joining Adventist Health, Erich was with Adventist Living Centers for six years - four years as a nursing home administrator. He also taught algebra and was the bookkeeper at Broadview Academy in LaFox, IL for two years.

Erich holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Pacific Union College and a MBA, with emphasis in Healthcare Administration, from Andrews University. In addition, Erich obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1991 and in 2005 became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Erich and his wife, Sharla, have three children, Robert, Stephen and Kayleen.