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Published on December 03, 2014

Adventist HealthCare Names Walt Fennell to Board of Trustees

Gaithersburg, Md.Adventist HealthCare, the largest provider of healthcare services in Montgomery County, Md., has named Walt Fennell, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), to its Board of Trustees for a three-year term ending in October 2017.

Fennell has been with PwC for 22 years and currently works in the Public Sector Practice. Prior to joining PwC, Fennell worked in the accounting department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring.  He is a member of the Spencerville Adventist Church.

“We are blessed to have Walt’s financial expertise to help guide Adventist HealthCare as we continue to expand our services,” said Terry Forde, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare. “In addition, Walt has a keen understanding of our mission and will work to ensure we continue to improve the health of people and communities.”

During his tenure with PwC, Fennell has been responsible for planning and conducting financial statement audits of some of the largest and most complex federal entities. In addition, Fennell has provided guidance and counsel to several agencies to help them improve their financial reporting and compliance matters.

“It is an honor to support Adventist HealthCare and its entities by serving on the Board of Trustees,” Fennell said. “I look forward to helping the organization as it continues to successfully adapt to the changes in healthcare, both nationally and in Maryland.”

In addition to his work, Fennell, lectures at local colleges and universities and frequently instructs internal classes at PwC.

Fennell earned a master's degree in accounting from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Southern Adventist University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Adventist HealthCare, the first and largest healthcare system in Montgomery County, offers a full range of health and wellness services to the community including acute hospital care, rehabilitation, mental and behavioral health services, home care, health education, a physician network and wellness services for businesses.  Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Adventist HealthCare is one of the largest employers in Maryland, with approximately 6,200 employees. Our mission is to demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

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