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Published on April 21, 2008

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Washington Adventist Hospital Appoints New Member to Governing Board

Takoma Park, Md. - Washington Adventist Hospital has appointed Wendi M. Williams of Hyattsville, Maryland to its Governing Board.

Williams has more than 20 years of successful leadership experience with national and local non-profit organizations and private sector businesses, and has a high level of successful civic and community involvement. Williams is the former President and CEO of the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce. Williams is currently a Board member of the National Agricultural Research Alliance at Beltsville and serves as a member of the City of Hyattsville Marketing Task Force.  Williams' other current and former board and membership affiliations include: Commissioner, State of Maryland Economic Development Commission; Business Sub-Committee Chair, Prince George's County Livable Communities Task Force; Commissioner, Maryland Judicial Nominations Commission; Member, Leadership Washington; Board Member, American Heart Association, Member, National Council of Negro Women; and, Board Member Bonnie Johns Children's Fund.

"I am pleased to welcome Wendi Williams 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 communities we serve. Wendi brings valuable insight to our board that will further build on Washington Adventist Hospital's vision of expanding health access to the communities we serve."

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 first cardiac center, performing more than 500 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, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Senior Living Services, Hackettstown Community Hospital and Adventist Home Health Services, the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Children and Infants and LifeWork Strategies.

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