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Adventist Health announces change in executive leadership


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Adventist Health announces change in executive leadership 

St. Helena, Calif.  – October 18, 2013.  Friday morning, Bill Wing, Chairman of the Board of St. Helena Hospital Region announced the resignation of St. Helena Hospital Region CEO, Terry Newmyer. 

In a memo to employees, physicians and volunteers, Wing wrote, “I want to acknowledge Terry’s service to the St. Helena Region, the Northern California Network and to our healthcare system.”

Bill Wing has appointed Steve Herber, MD, EVP/CMO, as interim CEO of the St. Helena Hospital Region.  In addition to his role as CEO, Newmyer served as the President of the Northern California Network of Adventist Health including the three hospitals of the St. Helena Hospital Region as well as Ukiah Valley Medical Center and Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Mendocino County.  As Chairman of the Board, Wing will assume leadership over the Northern California Network.  Adventist Health has initiated an executive search for a permanent replacement.

In closing remarks to staff, Herber reminded them that “As caregivers of Adventist Health, our first and primary focus remains on our patients and on delivering superior care.  Our mission and vision remain fully intact and as vibrant as ever.  We are here, and we will live up to the promise and commitment we’ve made to our communities.”

About St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley: St. Helena Hospital 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 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 170 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 for more information.