Adventist Health Announces New Service Area Model for Oregon

Apr 26, 2024


Adventist Health’s vision to become essential as a provider across the full continuum of care with a focus on operational efficiency, clinical excellence, and sustainable growth requires the adoption of a new service area model in Oregon. As part of this new model, we are pleased to announce that Kyle King, president, Adventist Health Portland, has been appointed as president of Adventist Health’s Oregon Service Area. He will also continue his role as president of Adventist Health Portland.

With that, Joyce Newmyer will transition her role as the current president of the Oregon State Network to King, allowing her to focus on her increasing responsibilities as Chief People Officer based on recent growth at Adventist Health. Newmyer will continue to lead Adventist Health Portland’s community board as vice chair and support the hospital’s partnership strategy with OHSU.

“I want to thank Joyce for leading our Oregon State Network since 2014 in addition to serving as president of Adventist Health Portland,” said Kerry L. Heinrich, President and CEO, Adventist Health. “We are grateful for her expertise in both of these roles. Joyce brought her incredible leadership to the table, and her influence in the community was second to none. Her work as hospital president and in the region and network has been invaluable.”

"As we step into this new chapter for the Oregon Service Area, I'm eager to collaborate with our exceptional staff and physicians, nurturing our culture, addressing the unique needs of each community we serve, and fostering sustainable growth together,” said King.

“It has been an honor to lead Adventist Health’s Oregon State Network for the past few years, working to expand access to high-quality care in our Oregon communities,” said Joyce Newmyer, Chief People Officer at Adventist Health. “It is with the highest confidence that I hand over the reins to Kyle King, who has overseen operations and market development at Adventist Health Portland with tremendous skill. He is truly invested in our new service area model and he will be even more successful with his talents as Oregon Service Area President.”

The new Oregon Service Area model expands on the successful models demonstrated systemwide. It will further unify our teams and foster collaboration across the three hospitals in the service area: Adventist Health Portland, Adventist Health Tillamook, and Adventist Health Columbia Gorge.