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Adventist Health Portland Names Aaron Poole as New CFO


Adventist Health Portland has named Aaron Poole as the organization’s chief financial officer, effective February 1, 2017. In this role he will drive financial decisions for the organization’s medical center and extensive clinic network throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.

“We are excited to have Aaron join the Portland team. He is experienced in many areas of health care finance and will support financial growth for the organization,“ says Don Welch, who has been serving as CFO for the medical center and the entire Pacific Northwest Region of Adventist Health. Adding a dedicated CFO to Adventist Health Portland will allow Welch to focus on his regional responsibilities.

Prior to joining the team in Portland, Poole was the chief financial offi­cer for Ukiah Valley Medical Center, an Adventist Health facility in northern California. He has a Master of Business Administration from Universi­ty of California, Davis and is a certified public accountant. Poole began his career at Adventist Health at Oregon’s Tillamook Regional Medical Center and has also worked at the Adven­tist Health corporate office, playing an integral role in bud­get and reimbursement.

Poole and his wife are excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest.

Adventist Health Portland includes Adventist Medical Center in southeast Portland, a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, and a medical group of more than 100 primary care and specialty providers. Adventist Health Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Learn more at