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New president appointed at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley


Adventist Health CEO Scott Reiner announced the appointment of Jeff Lingerfelt as president of Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley effective August 14.

Lingerfelt comes to Adventist Health from Geneseo, Illinois, where he was the chief executive officer of Hammond-Henry Hospital. During his tenure, the hospital purchased Regional Health Partners-Kewanee as well as initiated a robotic surgery program. He was named one of the “50 Critical Access Hospitals CEOs to Know” in 2016.

Prior to that, Lingerfelt was the CEO at Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota. In 2015, he was named “Outstanding Healthcare Professional of the Year” by The Centers for Rural Health, which is part of the University of North Dakota.

He was raised in western North Carolina and graduated from Southern Adventist University. Lingerfelt received an MBA from the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota. 

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 33,300 includes more than 24,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 3,700 volunteers.  Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 280 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 13 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit for more information.