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Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Names New President
Story by Tom Grant/Adventist HealthCare
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., recently named John Sackett the hospital’s new president. He will officially begin his new role on April 8. Sackett joins Shady Grove Adventist and Adventist HealthCare after serving for nearly 24 years as president and chief executive officer of Avista Adventist Hospital in Colorado. Avista is recognized as having some of the best patient experience scores in the country and consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals for physician and employee satisfaction.
In 1996 when Avista became a member of Centura Health, Colorado’s largest health-care system, Sackett was named senior vice president for mission and ministry for Centura, in addition to his responsibilities at Avista Adventist Hospital. Over the course of his career, Sackett has successfully demonstrated how to bring employees and physicians together to enhance patient care in a competitive market. He strongly believes that every act performed by each person within the hospital will help fulfill the hospital’s mission.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Walla Walla College in Washington state and a master’s degree in health administration from Loma Linda University (Calif.). He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on many community boards and legislative councils.
Sackett will take over from current Shady Grove Adventist president Dennis Hansen, who plans to start his own consulting company.
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