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Published on May 29, 2012

New Member Appointed to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Governing Board

Larry Luteran

Rockville, MD – Lawrence A. Luteran, of Gaithersburg, has been appointed to the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Governing Board as a Community Board member. Luteran is serving on the board for an initial three year term, which began February 2, 2012 and will end December 31, 2014.

“We are pleased to announce Lawrence Luteran as a member of the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Governing Board,” said Dennis Hansen, President of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. “As a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry, we are confident that he will help us support our commitment to providing excellent patient experiences.”

Luteran is currently the Senior Vice President of Group Sales and Industry Relations for Hilton Worldwide. In this position, he oversees the group sales operation of Hilton Worldwide Sales in the Americas, Canada, Mexico and South America. He also represents all 10 brands within the Hilton Family of Hotels.

Prior to this role, Luteran oversaw the sales and marketing operations of the company’s Southeast and South Central regions as Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“I am excited to be a part of the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Governing Board,” said Luteran. “As a member of the board, I look forward to continuing the hospital’s mission of improving the health of people and communities.”

In addition to serving on the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Governing Board, Luteran is the Co-Chair of the United States Travel Association’s Meetings, Incentives, and Tradeshow Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives Foundation (SITE).

Luteran’s previous board experience includes the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); the Board of Directors of the Institute of Business Travel Management (IBTM); and Chairman of the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care facility in Rockville, Maryland, with 339 licensed beds. Shady Grove is committed to delivering excellent health care through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. The hospital offers a broad range of health services and is recognized for excellence in emergency care; high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care; cardiac and vascular interventional care; oncology care; several surgical specialties; and a number of specialized services for children. The Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown provides emergency medical care to more than 35,000 residents each year. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is part of Maryland-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. For additional information, visit

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center · 240-826-6000

9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

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