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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on April 08, 2005

Press Release

Debra N. Pollak Appointed Executive Director of Cancer Care for Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare announces the appointment of Debra N. Pollak, RN, MSN, to be Executive Director of Cancer Care. Ms. Pollak will oversee development and enhancement of Cancer Care services across all of Adventist HealthCare.

Prior to joining Adventist HealthCare, Ms. Pollak held leadership positions in clinical research, medical education, and health care administration. She was a Co-Principal Investigator while at the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), a large scale clinical trials group, headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh. There Ms. Pollak held a faculty position in the School of Medicine. She has also served as Vice President of Product Development for Magellan Behavioral Health. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Pollak is a past recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Masters Degree in Cancer Nursing scholarship.

Said Ms. Pollak: “I am excited for this opportunity to strengthen our oncology care program. Through a system strategy approach, we will capitalize on the talent in our acute care facilities, and leverage the depth of expertise in supportive approaches held in home care, rehabilitation and behavioral health, optimizing our strong community partnerships. Our goal is to provide the best comprehensive cancer care to our community, from prevention efforts to treatment programs through the entire continuum of care.”

Adventist HealthCare is an integrated health care delivery system based in Rockville, Maryland, that is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. Adventist Healthcare includes Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health System, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Senior Living, Adventist Health Careers Training Center, Hackettstown Community Hospital, Greater Washington Sleep Disorder Center, and Adventist Home Health.

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