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Published on June 12, 2015

Adventist HealthCare Honored with Justice Award by CASA

Adventist HealthCare Recognized for Outstanding Service to Latino and Immigrant Community

Takoma Park, MD - Adventist HealthCare (AHC) was honored with a 2015 Justice Award by CASA for expanding access to vital healthcare services for the Latino and immigrant community. Award winners were recognized at a ceremony on Thursday, June 11, in Washington, D.C., that commemorated CASA’s 30th anniversary.

The third annual Justice Awards Ceremony brought together six top community partners who have exemplified outstanding commitment to CASA’s mission and ideals to furthering a more just society. Award winners were nominated and selected by CASA’s leadership team.

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare were honored for being among the first supporters of CASA’s Multicultural Center campaign in 2010, which allowed for a health clinic to open within the Center, expanding access to healthcare to the underserved communities of Langley Park and surrounding areas. The Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity & Wellness was also recognized as a pioneer of health equity issues through its ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes for underserved and high-risk populations.

"CASA and Adventist HealthCare have worked together to improve healthcare for the thousands of immigrant families in the region. We are proud to have a partner that believes and shares the core values that promote a dignified lifestyle for the hard-working, low-income communities. This award is recognition of the many years AHC has dedicated tirelessly to our community," said Gustavo Torres, CASA Executive Director.

Since 2012, Adventist HealthCare has been an annual supporter of CASA’s Learning Together parent engagement program. As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) roll out, Adventist HealthCare has continued to partner with CASA to improve healthcare for the immigrant and low-income communities of the region.

“We are honored to partner with local organizations like CASA who have an unwavering commitment to advocating for underserved and immigrant families in our community,” said Terry Forde, President & CEO of Adventist HealthCare. “By working together, we aim to expand our impact and access to quality healthcare services for those who need it most.”

Washington Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare have formed many valuable partnerships with community organizations over the years, including CASA, Community Clinic, Inc., Mary's Center, MobileMed, Impact Silver Spring and others who share its commitment to bridging the healthcare access gap and building healthcare equity for minority and underserved populations in the region.

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 6,000 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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