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AHPS Medical Director Dr. Roy Schutzengel joins elite Medical Administrators Conference

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Adventist Health is proud to announce Medical Director for Adventist Health Physician Services, Roy Schutzengel, MD, MBA, has been invited to join the Medical Administrators Conference (MAC), a national group of elite physician leaders. MAC is a closed group of physicians who have shifted their full-time focus from individual patient care to innovative physician leadership to discuss and influence ongoing trends within the healthcare field. 

Dr. Schutzengel joins the illustrious group whose membership includes physician leaders from the Harvard School of Public Health, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, American Public Health Association and the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and other organizations. A licensed physician, accomplished business leader and a pioneer in transforming healthcare through the implementation of leading-edge technology, Dr. Schutzengel is one of three new members inducted into the national physician leaders group where he plans to serve in a technology leadership position. 

“It was a great honor to be invited to this elite group of medical professionals who are at the top echelon of the healthcare field,” Dr. Schutzengel said. “I look forward to contributing to the influential work MAC is doing for the healthcare industry, physicians and patients.” 

Dr. Schutzengel joined Adventist Health in 2012 after a lengthy clinical and administrative career in healthcare. He initially spearheaded the Cerner electronic health record implementation for approximately 1,000 primary care and specialty ambulatory providers in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii between 2012 and 2015. Currently, he is the Medical Director of the Adventist Health Physician Services, providing leadership and support for all Adventist Health clinics in California, Oregon and Hawaii by advocating for and ensuring clinical best practices and supporting business initiatives that impact and involve Adventist Health providers. He is also and President of Physicians Network Medical Group, the multispecialty group of more than 300 medical professionals that contracts with Adventist Health to provide outpatient care.

Since 1939, MAC has become one of the most distinguished organizations of physicians engaged in administrative responsibilities with a range of healthcare organizations. Members have been drawn from the ranks of academic medicine and public health; managed care organizations; local, state and federal governments; consulting firms; for-profit healthcare service and product companies and Fortune 500 companies. Physicians join MAC by invitation only and the organization’s membership is limited to 50 active members.

For more information about the Medical Administrators Conference, visit: medicaladministrators.org.

For more information about Adventist Health, visit: www.adventisthealth.org.

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About Adventist Health: Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Its compassionate and talented team of 35,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, it is transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.