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Published on April 17, 2013

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Welcomes John Sackett as New President

Rockville, MDShady Grove Adventist Hospital is pleased to announce John Sackett as its new president. Sackett most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Co. In joining the Adventist HealthCare senior leadership team, he brings extensive experience in hospital administration that includes working with the community, physicians and hospital staff to provide exceptional patient experience and quality care.

“John is closely aligned with our mission to improve the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. He has a unique combination of expertise in hospital administration, compassion and commitment to holistic health care,” said Terry Forde, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Adventist HealthCare. “We are pleased to welcome him to our Adventist HealthCare team and to Montgomery County.”

As president of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Sackett will oversee the management of the acute care hospital with 331 licensed beds and prestigious quality designations and accreditations in several medical specialties.

“I am pleased to take on the leadership role at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. I see my role as working closely with the team of caregivers – employees, physicians and hospital leaders – to create an environment in which we can ensure our community that Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the best place to receive quality medical care,” said Sackett.

During his 24 years leading Avista Adventist Hospital, Sackett produced physician and employee satisfaction that consistently ranks among the top U.S. hospitals. He also oversaw quality cardiac, emergency, joint and spine care, as well as the area’s largest birth center.

“John understands how to work together with physicians to do what’s right for our patients in a demanding and changing health-care landscape. He comes from a competitive market and understands what is needed for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital to deliver comprehensive, quality care to our community now and in the future,” noted Wayne Meyer, M.D., president of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s medical staff.

Sackett received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Walla Walla College in 1980, and his Master's in Health Administration from Loma Linda University in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on many community boards and legislative councils. He was a City Council member for Louisville from 1986 to 1991, and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Sackett officially began work as president of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital on Monday, April 8, 2013.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, a not-for-profit, 331-bed acute care facility in Rockville, Md., is part of Adventist HealthCare’s system of complete health-care services. Shady Grove is nationally recognized in cancer care, cardiac and vascular services, orthopedics and joint replacement, and maternity and pediatric care.

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