Adventist Health CEO to step down at year-end

Adventist Health CEO to step down at year-end

Scott Reiner will leave his post as Adventist Health’s chief executive officer at the end of the year, the system announced Monday.

Reiner, who has served as Adventist’s CEO since 2014, plans to set up a family foundation focused on global health and well-being.

“I am thankful for the experiences and relationships that have enriched my life during my time at Adventist Health, and I will always be humbled by the trust you have placed in me,” Reiner wrote in a letter to employees and cited in a news release. “I will continue to work during the remainder of 2021 to keep Adventist Health on a trajectory to achieve our vision and fulfill our mission.”

Adventist is a faith-based not-for-profit health system affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The system encompasses 23 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics across the West Coast and Hawaii.

Adventist, based in Roseville, Calif., posted $4.8 billion in operating revenue for full-year 2020, up 5.2% year-over-year, according to financial statements released earlier this year.

Reiner started working at Adventist Health as a registered nurse in a Glendale, Calif., hospital. He’s since held leadership roles including president and CEO of the 515-bed Glendale facility and executive vice president and chief operations officer of Adventist.

As CEO, Reiner has created the system’s office of mission, culture and consumer, as well as a division focused on well-being.

One of Reiner’s core priorities has been refocusing Adventist from a system focused on caring for sick patients in the hospital and toward one that provides broader preventive and well-being services outside of the hospital walls, according to Adventist. Last year, the system acquired Blue Zones, a not-for-profit that works to improve health and well-being at the community level.

Adventist’s board will select candidates to fill the CEO role, according to board chair Ricardo Graham.

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