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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on July 15, 2009

Adventist HealthCare President Receives 2009 Leadership Award

Rockville, MD - Bill Robertson, president and chief executive officer of Adventist HealthCare in Rockville, has been named the 2009 Outstanding Leader by Leadership Montgomery.

Robertson was honored in part for leading Adventist HealthCare, the largest provider of uncompensated and charity health care in Montgomery County, as it expanded access to health care for the uninsured by opening community clinics in Silver Spring and Germantown. Robertson was also recognized for his work as chairman of the Maryland Governor's Workforce Investment Board and his vice chairmanship of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Robertson has been president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare since 2000. The health-care organization is currently in the process of seeking state approval to relocate Washington Adventist Hospital to the White Oak/Calverton section of Montgomery County and turning the hospital's current Takoma Park campus into a Village of Health and Well-Being. Adventist HealthCare is also seeking approval to build a long-planned hospital and medical campus in Clarksburg.

"Bill Robertson joined Leadership Montgomery as a newcomer to the county and quickly learned everything he could about what makes Montgomery County unique and special," said Esther B. Newman, Founder and Executive Director of Leadership Montgomery. "His calm demeanor, strategic thinking, deep faith, and sense of humor make him a wonderful person to work with."

The Outstanding Leader Award, which recognizes, rewards and fosters exemplary leadership affecting citizens of Montgomery County, was given to Robertson at the group's June celebration.

Adventist HealthCare, an integrated, health-care delivery organization based in Rockville, Maryland, is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. The mission of Adventist HealthCare is to demonstrate God's care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. Adventist HealthCare includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Senior Living Services, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Adventist Home Health Services, the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, and LifeWork Strategies.

Leadership Montgomery has for the past 20 years brought together current and emerging leaders to make Montgomery County a better place to live and work. We achieve this by building a diverse group of informed community trustees who create collaborations and partnerships to impact community needs. For more information,

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