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Groundbreaking Celebration for the New White Oak Hospital

More than 300 community members, Adventist HealthCare leaders and elected officials gathered at the site of the new hospital in White Oak on March 7 to celebrate the historic groundbreaking of the new Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital, set to open in early 2019.

This celebration followed shortly after the Maryland HealthCare Commission approved in late 2015 the Certificate of Need (CON) application to relocate Washington Adventist Hospital to the White Oak area of Montgomery County. The new hospital is part of a longstanding plan to expand access to care in the region, which includes keeping several key healthcare services at the current Takoma Park campus.

Erik Wangsness, president of Washington Adventist Hospital, welcomed guests to the event, which was held on the 48-acre property near the intersection of Plum Orchard Drive and Cherry Hill Road that will become the state-of-the-art medical campus. He thanked elected officials, community leaders, hospital employees and physicians who helped make this project a possibility. Other leaders of both Adventist HealthCare and the community spoke, including Terry Forde, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare.

Elected officials, including U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, attended to show their continued support for this next stage in Adventist HealthCare’s ongoing commitment to serve the community. They highlighted how the new hospital will improve the quality of life for their constituents.

The Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation also recognized the deep commitment of our Founding Partners to this project. Physician donors, as well as community members showed their support by donating to the Capital Campaign to build this state-of-the-art facility. The Foundation has developed wonderful opportunities for those who want to join the Capital Campaign and we already have a growing list of those who have stepped forward.

Nicholas Cacciabeve, MD, section chair for Pathology at Washington Adventist Hospital spoke about his excitement about the new facility and his deep commitment to Washington Adventist Hospital.

The Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation Team is available to discuss how you can get involved and partner with us to transform our community.


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Inaugural Adventist HealthCare Gala a Great Success!

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On Saturday, November 21, we hosted a very special evening celebrating the breadth and mission of Adventist HealthCare, a faith-based, not-for-profit organization. We’d like to thank our donors! Because of your support we raised over $350,000 dollars in support of the capital campaign for the new Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak.

Our first annual Adventist HealthCare Gala was a celebration of our integrated, healthcare delivery network, which includes five nationally accredited, acute-care and specialty hospitals, mental health services, a home health agency and many other health services.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the achievements of the evening’s special honorees.

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Community Grand Rounds

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The program will consist of an educational and informative presentation, followed by a tour of specific hospital facilities and a Q&A session. Immediately following the program, attendees and donors will join hospital President Erik Wangsness and other hospital leadership for an informal reception.


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Dinner with the President

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Erik Wangsness, President of Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital and his wife Kari Wangsness graciously opened their home to bring together donors, friends and community members. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Washington Adventist Hospital community to come together to share thoughts and perspectives about the future of the hospital.

Erik Wangsness shared his excitement about what we can accomplish together as we anticipate a future with two robust healthcare campuses – including the building of a modern, integrated acute care facility within the White Oak Science Gateway and robust healthcare services in Takoma Park.

Stephen Fuller, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University then presented his findings from his study of the economic impact of the new hospital for the region. His conclusions are just tremendously exciting including that it will contribute $721.6 million to the region’s economy.

The discussion that we had following these presentations was demonstrated the real passion and dedication that our stakeholders have for Washington Adventist Hospital. Several physicians spoke about what it means to practice in an environment that has such a rich tradition of excellence and caring. And several community members spoke about what a difference the hospital has made in their own lives and the lives of their families. Altogether we felt an inspiring sense of enthusiasm for the future.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Radial Lounge Opening

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