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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital CEO Accepts Position in Arizona

Hinsdale, IL – Adventist Midwest Health announced today that Todd Werner, chief executive officer of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., effective in mid-May.

Werner will be leading Banner Desert Medical Center, a tertiary center and the largest hospital in the Banner Health System, one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country.  Banner Desert Medical Center is comprised of 550 beds, 3,100 employees and has annual revenues of approximately $500 million.  Werner will also be responsible for overseeing the 239-bed Banner Children’s Hospital that is under construction on the campus of Banner Desert Medical Center.

“Todd is truly an inspirational leader who conveys our mission to each person he meets,” said David L. Crane, president and CEO of Adventist Midwest Health.  “He will be sorely missed in the hallways of the hospital, and in our extended community.”

Werner joined Adventist Midwest Health in 1997 as the Vice President of Operations for Adventist Hinsdale Hospital (AHH) and then moved to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital (ALMH) as the CEO in early 1999.  In late 2003, Todd returned to AHH as the CEO.

Werner achieved many accomplishments during his tenure, including some significant technology improvements that have made Adventist Hinsdale Hospital a thriving hospital.  These achievements include:
• Renovation of Neuro ICU and Neuro Step-down units
• Revitalization of radiology equipment infrastructure
• Significant investments in Cardiac Electrophysiology equipment and infrastructure
• Purchase of IGRT technology for the Opler Cancer Center
• Purchase of digital mammography equipment for DuPage Imaging Center and Westmont Imaging Center – thanks to a $3.2 million pledge from the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation
• Significant investments in Neuro and Vascular Interventional Radiology equipment and infrastructure

“The future is truly bright for Adventist Hinsdale Hospital,” Werner said.  “We are doing some amazing things here and I am blessed to have been a part of it.  This is God’s institution and He will take great care of it.”

Werner will continue his commitment to AHH through mid-May.  Adventist Midwest Health is in the process of searching for Werner’s replacement, and is committed to selecting an individual who shares Werner’s vision, leadership abilities and connections to the communities served by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.