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Published on June 02, 2006

Dennis Hansen Joins Shady Grove Adventist Hospital as Chief Operating Officer

Rockville, MD - Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is pleased to announce that Dennis Hansen has joined the hospital as its Chief Operating Officer. In his role at Shady Grove, Hansen will oversee all hospital operations and will support business and strategic development.

"Dennis brings a number of outstanding skills to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and we are thrilled that he has joined our team," notes Shady Grove President, Deborah A. Yancer. "Dennis' experience in managing a multi-facility operation will be particularly helpful as we prepare to open the Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown this summer."

Hansen brings a wide array of experience in the healthcare industry to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. For the past 10 years, he has worked for the Centura Health System in Denver, Colorado, where he has been the Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital since 2002. Prior to that, he worked as the Administrative Director of Business Support, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Occupational Health Service and Rehabilitation Services at Porter and Littleton Adventist Hospitals. Hansen has also worked as an Organizational Development Consultant as well as a Performance Consultant.

Hansen holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine and a BS in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. He began his career as a physical therapist.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, is a not-for-profit, acute care facility with 269 licensed beds that is located in Rockville, Maryland. Shady Grove is committed to delivering excellent health care through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. The hospital offers a broad range of health services and is recognized for excellence in emergency care; high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care; cardiac and vascular interventional care; as well as a broad range of surgical specialties. Also, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital for Children, which is located within Shady Grove Adventist Hospital encompasses a broad range of specialized services for children, including the first Pediatric Emergency Department in Montgomery County and the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the county. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is part of Rockville, Maryland-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. Adventist Healthcare also includes Washington Adventist Hospital, Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health System, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Senior Living, Adventist Health Careers Training Center, Hackettstown Community Hospital, and Adventist Home Health.

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