CEO Robert Carmen: Overseeing 'Sacred Work' at Adventist Health

Robert G. Carmen has served as the president and CEO of Adventist Health, a 19-hospital system based in Roseville, Calif., since Oct. 1, 2007.

As president and CEO, Mr. Carmen chairs the boards of Castle Medical Center in Kailua, Hawaii; Glendale (Calif.) Adventist Medical Center and White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. Additionally, Mr. Carmen oversees the corporate communication and corporate compliance departments as well as Adventist Health Physician Services and system-wide managed care.

Mr. Carmen has spent his entire healthcare career with Adventist Health and has more than 40 years of healthcare administration experience. He has previously served as executive vice president of the system, president of Adventist Health/Southern California, president of White Memorial Medical Center and Glendale Adventist Medical Center, president of Castle Medical Center and as vice president of Region I, which encompasses Adventist's central California hospitals.

Adventist Health was founded on Seventh-day Adventist Church values. Mr. Carmen said in GLEANER, a Seventh-Day Adventist World Church publication, that the concept of "Sacred Work" — demonstrating God's love at every possible level and recognizing the hospital's work as sacred — guides his system. "As the concept works its way throughout our system, I am excited to see transformational change taking place for our employees, physicians, patients and communities. We are serving with love."

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