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Kyle King appointed president of Adventist Health Portland


Friday, October 9, 2020, Portland, OR – Adventist Health is pleased to announce that Kyle King, the previous operations and network development executive for Adventist Health Portland, has accepted the role of president for the medical center and its services. King has proven to be an exceptional leader at Adventist Health Portland and has earned the respect and trust of both his Adventist Health colleagues as well as his colleagues at its partner organization, Oregon Health & Science University. He will fill the position vacated by Joyce Newmyer, who has been named chief culture office for Adventist Health.

“Kyle has demonstrated creativity and resilience while providing strong leadership in his nine years with Adventist Health,” said Newmyer, who will continue her roles of board president for Adventist Health services in Oregon and Hawaii and board member for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. “He is driven by our mission and is committed to excellence and growth in everything he does. He will excel in his new role.”

King brings nearly 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to his new role. Joining Adventist Health in 2011, he led and supported clinic operations throughout the state. More recently, King has been responsible for operations and market development at Adventist Health Portland, working closely with partners Oregon Health & Science University to improve coordination and reduce barriers to care. His work with service line leaders and physicians has driven innovation and helped to build a solid foundation for future work.

King, who received education from Walla Walla University and Portland State University, begins his new role immediately.


Adventist Health is 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. Visit for more information.