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Four rural health leaders from Adventist Health recognized nationally


CENTRAL VALLEY – National Rural Health Day is celebrated every year on the third November of every year. The National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) leads this celebration and receives Community Star nominations from State Offices of Rural Health (SORH). Adventist Health in the Central Valley has more than 40 rural health centers in more than 20 cities in Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera and Kern counties. The organization is proudly recognizing four Community Star nominations in 2018: Ishwaree Chogle, M.D.; Loren Haworth, M.D.; Jessica Rodriguez; Jack Tieche, P.A.C-.

Community Star profiles in the 2018 edition will be available on the website, the official hub for National Rural Health Day and the Power of Rural movement, beginning November 15, 2018.

ishwaree chogleSANGER – Ishwaree Chogle, M.D., Physician and Medical Director at Adventist Health Medical Office - Sanger, is recognized for her strong leadership skills. She communicates well with her team and patients. She shows a high level of respect for both and her work is described by her team as "the true definition of collaboration." Dr. Chogle has created an environment of trust and safety by encouraging her team and holding them accountable for doing the right thing. Her inspiration for serving rural communities stems from her physician residency in rural areas. She wanted to be a provider who could help with most everything that a community needs. She also serves as a health care coach for internal leadership development and is recognized as a top performer in provider communication based on her patient survey results.

loren haworth ORANGE COVE – Loren Haworth, M.D., Physician and Medical Director at Adventist Health Medical Office - Orange Cove, is recognized for excellence throughout his work. His staff and patients praise him for his exceptional work as a doctor and teammate. He feels connected to the community in Orange Cove and appreciates the Christian values Adventist Health stands for. Dr. Haworth takes a whole person approach to controlling conditions such as diabetes and blood pressure. Patients invite him to many family and community celebrations. He makes the time to connect by attending baby showers, baptisms and other family celebrations and by doing so strengthens his relationships with his patients.

Jessica Rodriguez

HANFORD – Jessica Rodriguez, Administrative Director of Rural Health Clinics for Adventist Health in the Central Valley, is recognized for her commitment to innovation. Jessica has demonstrated energy and persistence in leading her team to develop tools, processes and innovative technology to provide high quality medical care and deliver excellent patient experiences to all who seek care at Adventist Health Medical Offices. Rodriguez has been instrumental in bringing new technologies to rural health center patients through projects including Telederm, and RetinaVue. She has also worked on telehealth projects to make specialty care more accessible patients and aided the implementation of electronic dental records and standardized processes for monthly reporting of outcomes and addressing Gaps in Care

jack tiecheDINUBA – Jack Tieche, P.A.-C. at Adventist Health Medical Office - Dinuba, is recognized for his caring compassion and nature to go above and beyond for his pediatric patients and team. When Tieche's young patients are terrified at vaccination time, he takes the time to help ease their stress by introducing stickers and coloring pages. His caring nature shows through his willingness to make follow-up calls and ensure that his patients continue to feel better - or are responding well - following treatment. Taking the time to make individual connections with his young patients sets Tieche apart.

To learn more about each of these rural health Community Stars and National Rural Health Day, contact Alida Verduzco by email, or by phone at (559) 537-1539.