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CEO Dr. Donald Jernigan: Practiced Leader of Adventist Health System

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Donald Jernigan, PhD, is president and CEO of Adventist Health System in Winter Park, Fla. As president and CEO, Dr. Jernigan leads one of the largest non-profit Protestant healthcare organizations in the United States. He oversees healthcare facilities in 10 states, including two hospital divisions with seven regions and 37 hospital campuses as well as a long-term care division. Dr. Jernigan also oversees 43,300 employees, more than 8,700 physicians and a total operating revenue of $5.5 billion.

Donald Jernigan CEO of Adventist Health SystemPreviously, Dr. Jernigan served as executive vice president of AHS and CEO of AHS' Florida Hospital in Orlando and its Florida division; executive vice president of AHS and CEO of its multi-state hospital division; and president of AHS' Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Madison and its Tennessee/Georgia region. He has also served as senior vice president of AHS and president of its Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas.

Dr. Jernigan is a chairman of the board of Florida Hospital and a member of the Govenor's Council of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission. He has also served on the boards of United Way and several chambers of commerce.

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