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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on February 12, 2007

Washington Adventist Hospital Appoints New Members to Governing Board

Takoma Park, Md. - Washington Adventist Hospital has appointed three new members to its Governing Board. The new members are: Haywood A. Robinson, III of Silver Spring, Md; Sheldon I. Grosberg of Potomac, Md.; and Jayne Park of Washington D.C.

Robinson is pastor of The People's Community Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Md. He is a graduate of Hampton Institute, Capital Bible Seminary and Howard University School of Divinity. He has held positions on boards for a variety of community organizations, including The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, Associated Black Charities, United Way of Central Maryland, American Baptist Churches of the South, and Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary. He has also served as Interim President of the United Baptist Missionary College.

Grosberg is board member and current president of MobileMed, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide primary medical care to the low-income, uninsured, working poor, and homeless in Montgomery County, Md. Grosberg is also executive director of the Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, a 501C3 not for profit community project. In addition, he has severed as past president for Leadership Montgomery.

Park is the founding executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the legal and civil rights of Asian Americans in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community through direct services, education and advocacy. In addition, Park is one of 17 commissioners appointed by the D.C. Court of Appeals to serve on the Access to Justice Commission, which assures high quality access for low income residents in D.C. She is also a 2005 graduate of Leadership Washington.

"I am pleased to welcome Haywood Robinson, Sheldon Grosberg and Jayne Park to the Governing Board of Washington Adventist Hospital," said Jere D. Stocks, president of Washington Adventist Hospital. "One of the elements of our Vision for Expanded Access is to re-develop our board to better reflect the diversity of the community we serve. Through their work in the community, Haywood Robinson, Sheldon Grosberg and Jayne Park, bring valuable insight that will help us serve our community."

Washington Adventist Hospital is a 289-bed, state-of-the-art acute care facility located in Takoma Park, Maryland. Washington Adventist Hospital is Montgomery County's first cardiac center, performing more than 600 open-heart surgeries and more than 8,000 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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