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Rebok to Retire as Senior Vice President of Adventist Health

Employee News November 11, 2014 (Roseville, CA) –Doug Rebok announced he would retire as senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) of Adventist Health effective Dec. 31, 2014, ending his nearly 40-year career with the health system. 

Since April 2014, Rebok has served in the CAO role overseeing various Roseville-based support services shared across Adventist Health’s four-state service area. However, for most of his lengthy career he was senior vice president and chief financial officer. 

“Doug has been a dedicated and skillful leader in our system for nearly four decades,” stated Scott Reiner, president and CEO. “I have personally appreciated his deep commitment to furthering the faith-based mission of Adventist Health, something for which he is well respected throughout our organization.”

According to Reiner, Rebok has guided the system through turbulent financial times, demonstrating superior leadership, personal integrity and extraordinary business acumen. During his tenure annual revenue increased from $370 million to $3.1 billion. Unrestricted cash and investments increased from $50 million to more than $800 million. In all, total assets rose from $376 million to $3.5 billion, a nine-fold increase.

Rebok played a direct role in many organizational milestones such as the system’s first A bond rating, with a stable outlook and maintained that ranking during his tenure as CFO. He also oversaw the capital acquisition necessary for tremendous growth—in facilities, services and technology. One such example is Project IntelliCare, the system’s clinical information system and the largest single initiative in terms of capital investment and lives impacted. 

Rebok has been a stalwart supporter of the corporate audit department. Many of the organization’s financial executives are alums of that department. He established the system-wide compliance program, guided bringing legal services in-house, championed greater centralization of risk management, and brought health claims processing in-house, saving the system hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

In recognizing Rebok, Reiner concluded, “His long service demonstrates his commitment to our system, our people and the many communities we serve. We will miss his contributions to our organization at many levels.”

“It has been an honor to serve within Adventist Health for so many years,” stated Rebok. “I have met and worked with many dedicated people, all who have inspired me. I will miss working for this organization and with the people who serve within it. It is a privilege to work with people who are committed to a mission statement that does not just hang on the wall.”

Rebok began his health care career in 1976 at Adventist Medical Center - Portland (AMC-P) where he held the position of budget and reimbursement specialist. From there, he became controller for AMC-P and then vice president of Finance. In 1983, he relocated to Roseville, California, when Adventist Health established its corporate headquarters.

Rebok holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus (now La Sierra University) in Riverside, California, as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) and a member of many professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 

Rebok and his wife, Barb, have two adult children, four grandchildren, and currently reside in Lincoln, California.

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,600 includes more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Visit AdventistHealth.org for more information.