Back to articles

Don Welch Joins Adventist Health/Northwest Region as CFO


Donald Welch is joining Adventist Health/Northwest Region as regional chief financial officer. In this role, Welch will provide strategic direction and financial oversight for the three Adventist Health hospitals in the Northwest: Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore., Tillamook Regional Medical Center in Tillamook, Ore., and Walla Walla General Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash. He will also oversee financial operations for Healthcare Resources Northwest, an affiliated provider network, and the system’s 49 medical clinics. He will join the organization on April 30.

Welch most recently served as vice president and chief operating officer for Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, where he was an integral part in creating a culture of engagement and accountability while overseeing consistent financial growth and expansion in the region.

He holds an MBA in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business in Winter Park, Fla., and a BS in Accounting from Southern Adventist University, in Collegedale, Tenn. He is a CPA and is certified in LEAN management.