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Newmyer Appointed President of Northwest Region

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The Northwest Region includes Adventist Medical Center – Portland, Tillamook Regional Medical Center and Walla Walla General Hospital along with 43 medical clinics, two home care agencies and two retirement centers. While Wing will chair the board for AMC - Portland, Newmyer will chair the governing boards in Tillamook, Ore. and Walla Walla, Wash.

“Joyce comes to us with robust experience in complex urban health care markets,” said Wing. “Her emphasis on growth and quality along with her administrative experience and strong record in operations including physician networks makes her an excellent fit for the position of president of the Northwest Region.”

Newmyer served at Washington Adventist Hospital for the past five years, three of those as president. Under Newmyer’s leadership, her team initiated significant annual cost reductions. She was recognized as a leader in the state of Maryland for reducing unnecessary readmissions. The hospital received numerous recognitions for quality including The Joint Commission Top Performer and U.S. News and World Report Top Regional Hospital.  
Newmyer has extensive experience working at faith-based Adventist hospitals including: Shawnee Mission Medical Center, (Merriam, Kan.), Tennessee Christian Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.) and Florida Hospital Heartland division. Newmyer also worked for Adventist Health early in her career as the assistant director of patient business services at Simi Valley Hospital, Simi Valley, Calif.

Newmyer holds a master’s degree in health services administration from St. Francis University in Joliet, Ill. and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno. Newmyer and her husband G.J. have four adult children and two grandchildren.

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