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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on April 14, 2006

Washington Adventist Hospital President Named to Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Silver Spring, MD - Jere Stocks, President of Washington Adventist Hospital, is a newly appointed member of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Stocks, who has more than 20 years of health care experience, joined Washington Adventist Hospital as its President in February of 2005. Washington Adventist Hospital is a 292-bed, state-of-the-art, acute care facility serving a culturally diverse urban community in Takoma Park, Md. The hospital provides services in bariatric surgery, cardiology, cardio and vascular research, emergency care, maternity, mental health and radiology.

"I am excited by this opportunity to contribute further to the thriving Greater Silver Spring area, and I look forward to working with the Chamber to ensure continued success for our community," Stocks said.

A voluntary organization of businesses, the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce addresses business issues important to the greater Silver Spring community. The Chamber's mission is to advance the Greater Silver Spring's commercial success and ultimately the overall success of the community by working with business, government and civic leaders to effectively promote Greater Silver Spring and its diverse interests.

Washington Adventist Hospital is a 292-bed, state-of-the-art acute care facility located in Takoma Park, Maryland. Washington Adventist Hospital is Montgomery County's only complete cardiac center, performing 650 open-heart surgeries and more than 7,000 heart catheterizations each year. Washington Adventist Hospital is part of Adventist HealthCare, 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 and Adventist Home Health.

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