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Published on January 12, 2012

Washington Adventist Hospital Names New Chief Medical Officer

Longtime Intensive Care Doctor, Randall Wagner, Accepts New Role

Takoma, MDWashington Adventist Hospital has named Randall Wagner, M.D., as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Wagner has worked at Washington Adventist Hospital for the past 12 years, and previously led the Intensivist program, which cares for critically-ill patients on the hospital’s Intensive Care Units.

Dr. Wagner has held many roles at the hospital including Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Chair, Critical Care Committee, Chair, Infection Control Committee, and Chair, Adventist HealthCare Hospital Associated Infection Committee. He is also a member of the Medical Executive Committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

“Dr. Wagner’s commitment to Washington Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare has been evident throughout his years of service to this organization,” said Joyce Newmyer (formerly Portela), President of Washington Adventist Hospital. “He possesses the many qualities it takes to be CMO. He is deeply committed to safe, high-quality patient care and excellent patient experience at Washington Adventist Hospital, and he has the knowledge, experience and drive to work closely with our medical staff, hospital leadership and staff to further enhance our performance.”

“I’m honored and excited to take on this new role within an organization I’ve dedicated myself and my work to for more than a decade,” said Dr. Wagner. “I look forward to continuing to work to make sure Washington Adventist Hospital is the best place it can be for our patients, staff and physicians.”

Prior to coming to Washington Adventist Hospital, Dr. Wagner held medical director and co-directorships in Critical Care Medicine and Respiratory Therapy at George Washington University Hospital as well as academic positions at George Washington University.

Washington Adventist Hospital is a 281-bed acute-care facility located in Takoma Park, Maryland. Washington Adventist Hospital is Montgomery County’s first cardiac center, performing hundreds of open-heart surgeries and thousands of heart catheterizations each year. The Hospital is the first accredited Cycle III Chest Pain Center in the DC Metro Area. 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.

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