Sachs Joins as Director of Public Policy - Adventist HealthCare

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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on June 06, 2013

Sachs Joins Adventist HealthCare as Director of Public Policy

Will Also Lead Community Engagement for Largest Health System in Montgomery County

Gaithersburg, MD Adventist HealthCare is pleased to announce that Jonathan Sachs has been named its new Director of Public Policy and Community Engagement, leading Montgomery County’s largest health-care organization in its government relations and advocacy efforts.

Sachs currently serves as Director of Public Affairs for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. In that role, he works with the chamber’s Board of Directors and leadership on public policy, legislative affairs, economic development and land-use issues. Sachs brought a fresh and strategic approach to the chamber’s public policy efforts and was able to meet the needs of both the county’s largest employers and small business community during very challenging economic times.

“I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with Jonathan in my various roles with the chamber,” said William G. “Bill” Robertson, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare. “He joins us at a time when state and federal governments are tackling complex issues related to health care. I look forward to him helping leaders throughout Adventist HealthCare as we address these challenges and opportunities.”

Sachs brings strong experience in federal, state and local government to his new position, which he begins June 10. He has worked at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee as their Campus Mobilization Director. As a Capitol Hill intern, he worked for Congressman Steny Hoyer and for the Energy and Commerce Committee. From 2007-2009, Sachs worked in Annapolis as a staffer and advocate. At the local level, he has been involved in MontgomeryCounty and Prince George’s County community activism.

“I am honored to join Adventist HealthCare, which has long been a leader in working with governments and community organizations to improve access to health care for communities throughout the region,” said Sachs, who begins his new role June 10. He takes over for Robert Jepson, who was promoted to Vice President of Business Development at Adventist HealthCare last year.

Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest health-care organization, cares for approximately 400,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,000 individuals. It includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown, Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Home Care Services and Adventist Medical Group.

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