Frank Perez Honored at Year-end Meetings

By Celeste Ryan Blyden

At the year-end meetings of the Columbia Union Conference today, officers presented Frank Perez with an obelisk. Perez retires this month after more than 16 years at the helm of Ohio-based Kettering Adventist HealthCare. “Thank you for the excellent leadership over the years, Frank. You have left a legacy for the Adventist Church in the Dayton community,” said union president Dave Weigley. Other colleagues shared his sentiment: “It’s been inspirational to watch Frank transform Kettering from two small hospitals into a network of eight hospitals,” said William G. “Bill” Robertson, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare, which owns hospitals in Maryland and New Jersey. Perez, who will continue to serve as CEO Emeritus until his official retirement in May, expressed his appreciation for what God has done at Kettering, adding praise for the news that in the last two years, net assets have grown by $300 million.