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Published on April 18, 2011

Washington Adventist Hospital Appoints New Member to Governing Board

Takoma Park , MD Washington Adventist Hospital has appointed Ali Reza Manouchehri, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of MetroStar Systems of Reston, Virginia to its governing board.

Manouchehri heads MetroStar Systems, a leader in full-service information technology and strategies for new media and enterprise collaboration. Manouchehri’s responsibilities as a Governing Board member include supporting the mission and strategic vision of Washington Adventist Hospital.

“We are so pleased Mr. Manouchehri has joined the Governing Board for Washington Adventist Hospital,” said Joyce Portela, President of Washington Adventist Hospital. “He contributes an important expertise and understanding of new and evolving technologies that can help improve and expand access to health care. Mr. Manouchehri is also a very successful local business leader and we will benefit greatly from his vision, experience and participation.”

Manouchehri is a long-time supporter and partner of Washington Adventist Hospital. In November 2010, he was honored with the Spirit of Innovation Award at the Washington Adventist Hospital Gala. He was recognized for embracing technological innovation in health care and supporting the hospital via new media strategies to improve communication between its health providers, patients and community.

“I am honored to be a member of the Washington Adventist Hospital Governing Board,” said Manouchehri. “My fellow board members are both leaders in the community and in advancing medicine. I am humbled by their company and I look forward to working with them to advise Washington Adventist Hospital as it continues to move forward with its vision to provide exceptional 21st century health care.”

To learn more about Washington Adventist Hospital’s commitment through its Vision for ExpandedAccess, to re-develop its Governing Board to better reflect and the communities it serves, visit www.expandedhealthaccess.com.


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 on average, 500 open-heart surgeries and 5,000 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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