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Adventist Health System Announces New Cabinet and Division Structure

The Adventist Health System Cabinet will hold its first meeting on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

12/16/2016  |  By Christine Stewart

Adventist Health System (AHS) has announced several key changes to its organizational leadership and division structure. These changes include the formation of the new Adventist Health System Cabinet and the transition from two to three distinct divisions across the organization, all of which will better position AHS to perform at an optimum level while leveraging resources and best practices across all regions.

With its new Cabinet and division structure, Adventist Health System's leadership will focus much of its efforts on four key priorities: capital stewardship, consistent clinical delivery, strategic development and operational integration. AHS will also continue to build on Vision 2020, the organization's "true north" marker set forth by former Adventist Health System President/CEO Don Jernigan, which provides a framework for overall growth, enhanced quality, financial stability and infrastructure improvements.

"It is imperative that Adventist Health System is well-positioned for success and growth across all touch points in our progression toward becoming a clinically effective, fully integrated network. To do this, we must ensure that our resources are appropriately allocated throughout the organization," said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for Adventist Health System. "We are rooted in a mission that has been constant and focused on faithfully serving patients and local communities, and this new structure and leadership model will put us in the best position to enhance care delivery, efficiency and value for patients."

Lars Houmann, chief operating officer for Adventist Health System, will provide oversight for what will now be AHS's three distinct divisions – Multi-State, Central Florida (which includes the East Florida Region) and West Florida. He is also responsible for enterprisewide operational functions such as patient care performance.

Adventist Health System's Division Structure and Cabinet:

Randy Haffner will serve as senior executive vice president and president/CEO of the Multi-State Division. In addition to leading the Multi-State Division's five regions, he will provide executive oversight for the ambulatory areas and people systems of AHS, including leadership development, talent management and the Leadership Institute.

Mike Schultz (West Florida Division) and Daryl Tol (Central Florida Division) will lead the other two divisions, serving Adventist Health System as senior executive vice president and president/CEO of their respective divisions. This provides direct market representation and aids in the ongoing delivery of coordinated, consistent care for customers.

Paul Rathbun has been promoted to senior executive vice president/chief financial officer and is responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to the financial health of the organization, including oversight of finance, accounting, treasury, investments, revenue cycle, supply chain and managed care.

Jeff Bromme will continue to serve as chief legal officer, and will be responsible for national, state and local advocacy, Community Health Needs Assessment activities, tax, government relations and the Adventist Health Policy Association (AHPA) function.

David Banks will serve as chief strategy officer for the entire organization. In this new role, he will be responsible for strategic planning, marketing, communications, innovation, CREATION Health development, branding and the Population Health Services Organization (PHSO).

Brent Snyder will continue to serve as chief information officer, providing direction for data security, analytics and IT Systems across the enterprise, and oversee revenue cycle and cost accounting. He will report as a senior finance officer to Paul Rathbun for revenue cycle and cost accounting responsibilities.

Sandra Johnson has a new role as chief administrative officer, overseeing human resources, risk management, corporate responsibility, due diligence, acquisition transition activities and groups that represent the Adventist Health System care continuum, including Adventist Care Centers and home health.

Loran Hauck, MD will serve as chief clinical officer, responsible for clinical effectiveness and patient experience across the organization, and for bringing together the depth of clinical talent across the system to make AHS a best-practice, coordinated clinical company.

Eddie Soler will serve as a senior finance officer, working closely with Loran Hauck, MD and reporting directly to Lars Houmann. He will play a critical role in developing the best-practice, coordinated clinical company model, and have oversight of iSynergy deployment and the three division CFOs.

The organization's new division structure will take effect immediately. The Adventist Health System Cabinet, which will work closely with Shaw, will hold its first meeting on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.