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Howard Hospital CFO Leaves Willits for New Position

General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Date: September 28, 2012

Contact: Rick Bockmann, CEO
HR/Marketing Director
Howard Memorial Hospital
(707)-456--3010

Willits, CA - Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH) Chief Financial Officer Carlton Jacobson has been appointed Vice President of Finance for Adventist Health’s St. Helena Region, according to HMH Chief Executive Officer Rick Bockmann.

On April 1, Patient Registration will relocate to the front entrance. In addition, there will be a new Information desk, hosted by the Hospitals Volunteers, and a new seating area which will assist in reducing noise and congestion on the patient wing.

“We will miss Carlton terribly, but are so pleased for him. His new position will allow him to share his financial and operational talent and experience with a much broader market,” Bockmann said.

In 1987, Jacobson began his career in hospitals as the Controller at Valley Community Hospital in Santa Maria, California. In 1993, he became Controller at Simi Valley Hospital and Health Care Services, and in 2000, Jacobson relocated to Northern California to assume the position of HMH CFO, Vice President of Finance.

Jacobson has been responsible for all HMH financial operations, as well as Information Systems, Materials Management, Maintenance, Laboratory and Dietary. He was also instrumental in the development of our new hospital (to be completed by December, 2014).

“I consider myself an entrepreneurial/business development CFO. At Howard Memorial Hospital we have increased net revenue through growth, program development and strategic investments in equipment four fold from $10 million to over $40 million,” said Jacobson.

Jacobson will be based at the St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley campus. A process is u nderway to identify a financial leader for Howard Hospital.

Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital is a member of Adventist Health's Northern California Network, which provides innovative community, specialty, and destination health care. Other members of the network include Ukiah Valley Medical Center and the St. Helena Region of hospitals. Together we serve our local communities in Mendocino, Solano, Lake, and Napa counties, as well as patients who travel to us for care.

Adventist Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 20,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 17 hospitals, more than 130 clinics (rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit AdventistHealth.org for more information.