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California State Attorney General Approves Affiliation of Lodi Health with Adventist Health

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May 20, 2015 (Roseville, Calif.) – The California Attorney General has approved Lodi Health’s affiliation with Adventist Health, paving the way for completion of the transaction.

Lodi Health is a private, nonprofit, 62-year old community-based organization in Lodi, California, that includes 191-bed Lodi Memorial Hospital, 15 clinics, several outpatient services and centers, an adult day care center and a child care center.

Both organizations have agreed to conditions outlined by the Attorney General to preserve health care services for Lodi and its surrounding communities.

“Joining Adventist Health will allow us to continue providing high quality, community-focused health care,” said Steven Crabtree, Lodi Health's Board Chair. “Our two organizations’ mission and values are very similar. Adventist Health brings the financial and operational resources we need to continue serving our communities into the future.”

In August 2014, the board of the Lodi Health unanimously approved a letter of intent to pursue an affiliation with Adventist Health after two years of considering Lodi Health’s options for the future. Then in December, the association members voted to move forward with the plans which enabled the transaction to proceed to regulatory review.

Adventist Health will bring to Lodi Health a significant capital commitment. It will include deploying a state-of-the-art electronic medical records system, maintaining existing clinical services and creating a local advisory board to ensure local input into key decisions.

“I am humbled and honored that your board has trusted our organization enough to have unanimously chosen to affiliate with Adventist Health,” said Adventist Health President and CEO Scott Reiner. “We don’t take that trust lightly. We will take good care of your hospital and this community. Adventist Health has a track record of joining a community and staying. We’ve been in one community for nearly 150 years and in four others for more than a century. Our entire system is eager to bring our distinctive mission of whole person health and invest in the future of Lodi, a goal both organizations have shared with the community from the start.”

For detailed information about the Attorney General’s decision and conditions, visit http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/charities/pdf/lodi-ag-decision-hdc.pdf.

About Adventist Health
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit, integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. The health system provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 230 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.