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Adventist Health facilities win WELCOA award


As an organization, Adventist Health is blessed with an active awareness of whole person health. We know that fitness, fresh air, rest, plant-powered nutrition and connection with God and others, helps our caregivers to assist others in living their most vibrant lives. With this understanding, our hospitals are partnering with each other to prioritize living well in our workplace environments—making wellness the standard.

In 2016, Adventist Health established teams at each hospital campus to launch (or enhance existing) comprehensive wellness programs. To assess their progress, 11 of these teams applied for the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) Well Workplace Award.

The Well Workplace Award initiative recognizes organizations that have built successful results-oriented wellness programs as defined by WELCOA’s Seven Benchmarks. Submitting the Well Workplace Award Application is the final step in the Well Workplace process of implementing the Seven Benchmarks of a results-oriented wellness program.

So far in 2017 only 15 companies have been awarded the Well Workplace Award—we are very pleased to announce that 11 of those companies are Adventist Health hospitals.

Recognition goes to on-site wellness leaders for their careful work in building a well workplace in their ministries. Congratulations to every Adventist Health employee who is working toward building an optimal future of wellbeing through positive words and support. Please see below for a list of Well Workplace Award Winners at Adventist Health.

WELCOA Well Workplace Award Winners



Wellness Leader

Simi Valley Hospital


Susan Crabtree
Taylor Buckley

Central Valley Network


Sonni Burrell
Ashley Clabeaux

Lodi Health


Kevin Vondergeest

Sonora Regional Medical Center


Cory Pratt
Kathy Egan

Feather River Hospital


Mons Jensen

Howard Memorial Hospital


Leslie Smith

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake


Shelly Mascari, Sylvia Dupper

Ukiah Valley Medical Center


Tiffany Gibson

Adventist Medical Center in Portland


Ed Hoover

Castle Medical Center


Nicole Kerr

Tillamook Regional Medical Center


Justin Mock