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Adventist HealthCare Promotes Jepson to Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy

By Jennifer Gilroy

Adventist HealthCare (AHC) announces the promotion of Robert Jepson to vice president of government relations and public policy. In his newly expanded role, Jepson will oversee public policy and advocacy issues at the local, state, and federal levels for the Rockville, Md.-based, healthcare organization, which provides healthcare services throughout Maryland and New Jersey.

Jepson has been with AHC for 16 years, serving as communications director, and most recently as associate vice president of government relations and public policy.

“Rob has been instrumental in connecting the services of Adventist HealthCare to the communities we serve in a manner that is focused on meeting the future needs of our community and expanding access to care for all,” said William G. “Bill” Robertson, AHC president and CEO. “He is a talented and committed leader, has helped strengthen Adventist HealthCare’s community partnerships, and is very deserving of this promotion.”

Recently, Jepson helped in the formation of Washington Adventist Hospital’s Vision for Expanded Access, which led to the creation of the AHC Center on Health Disparities, a tri-state collaboration designed to identify and eliminate health disparities in Maryland’s Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties. He also has helped establish multiple relationships with community groups designed to promote wellness and prevent disease.

“Healthcare is a sacred trust between an organization and the communities it serves,” said Jepson. “I enjoy developing genuine connections with people that result in expanding people’s access to health care.”

Jepson is a native of Montgomery County, born at Washington Adventist Hospital and raised in Takoma Park, Md. His wife, Ide, and two teenage children join him as members of Chesapeake Conference’s Frederick (Md.) church. He is a 1983 graduate of Andrews Academy and a 1988 graduate of Andrews University (Mich.) where he earned a degree in journalism.