Adventist Health System CEO Donald Jernigan to retire

Donald L. Jernigan, president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is retiring. He will transition to his new role as a founding faculty member of the Adventist Health System Leadership Institute in December 2016.

Mr. Jernigan was named to his current position in 2006, before which he served in numerous leadership roles at Adventist Health System, such as executive vice president and senior vice president of the system as well as CEO of the Multi-State Hospital Division. He also served as CEO of Adventist's Florida Hospital, based in the greater Orlando area, and its Florida Division. During his tenure, Adventist grew from 37 hospital campuses to 46 hospital campuses across the country.

"It has been a privilege to serve this organization in so many leadership roles, including president/CEO. My wife, Sharon, and I consider Adventist Health System to be our family, and I look forward to continuing to contribute through the development of future leaders. I am confident in the health of our organization, the course set forth through our strategic initiatives and the qualified senior leadership that will make for a seamless transition as we continue to extend the healing ministry of Christ in the communities we are trusted to serve," said Mr. Jernigan in a statement.

Adventist Health System's board will elect a new president and CEO Dec. 8.

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