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Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 |

Leading the Way to Wellness

Leading the Way to Wellness

Last spring, I took over the role of leading Adventist HealthCare into the changing health care landscape. It is rewarding and exciting to lead an outstanding organization and team of compassionate, skilled, expert care providers who focus each day on providing the very best care to those we serve.

Our health care system is shifting from healing the sick to keeping the healthy, healthy. For Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest health care provider, this changing approach to care brings us back to our roots and connects deeply with our mission of improving the health of people and communities. What started at the Washington Sanitarium in Takoma Park (now Washington Adventist Hospital) in 1907 has continued over the past 107 years at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Home Care, Adventist Behavioral Health and Adventist Medical Group. Today, technology and coordination connect Adventist HealthCare’s wide range of comprehensive services.

Whether you or a loved one needs urgent care at one of Adventist HealthCare’s centers opening this year, or you want to learn about your health through a screening at work, we will help to improve
your health and develop your personal path to wellness. I hope you will see Adventist HealthCare as more than a provider of care to the sick, but instead as a catalyst to local wellness.

If you are interested in reading regular updates on health and wellness information, I encourage you to visit this health blog frequently. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this community. I look forward to Adventist HealthCare providing quality and compassionate health care to you and your families.

Terry Forde

Terry Forde has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Adventist HealthCare since April 2014 and has been a health care executive for the past 17 years. Terry received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1993. He earned an M.B.A. in 1996 from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.