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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on January 17, 2006

Washington Adventist Hospital Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Takoma Park, MD - Washington Adventist Hospital today announced the appointment of Christopher M. Magee, M.D., as the organization's new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Magee will assume his new role immediately, joining the Executive Team that operates and manages all aspects of the hospital. He will also maintain his private medical practice.

"Our organization is growing and expanding our vision of service to the community. We strongly believe that physicians must play an integral role in helping to run this hospital, and we look forward to the expertise and perspectives Dr. Magee will bring to our leadership team," said Jere D. Stocks, President of Washington Adventist Hospital.

An orthopedic surgeon in practice for more than two decades, Dr. Magee has been on the medical staff of Washington Adventist Hospital since 1984. He received both his Bachelor's and Medical degrees from the University of Virginia. His clinical training in General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery took place at Dartmouth and at the New York Orthopedic Hospital of Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Magee has been an instructor with the Greeley Company, an organization that focuses on education of medical staff in governance, peer review and credentialing issues. Dr. Magee is also the founder of Magee Medical, focusing on medical staff education and design and implementation of peer review systems within hospitals. He and his wife Christine have six children.

"I look forward to joining the leadership team at Washington Adventist to help foster an environment where doctors can do their best work and provide the best experience for patients," noted Dr. Magee.

Washington Adventist Hospital is a 294-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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