Story by Adventist HealthCare and Fort Washington Medical Center Staff
Adventist HealthCare and Nexus Health/Fort Washington Medical Center announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to have Fort Washington Medical Center, an acute-care hospital in Prince George’s County, become part of Adventist HealthCare. The transition should be complete this fall, pending state review.
Fort Washington Medical Center is a 37-bed hospital located just south of National Harbor in a growing section of the region. It cares for close to 40,000 patients a year in its emergency department and, like Adventist HealthCare, has a strong commitment to serving the needs of their community.
Get acquainted with your community hospital, Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center!
Please join us for an open-house event on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 5–8 p.m. ahead of the hospital’s opening on Aug. 25.
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center
12100 Plum Orchard Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Story by Adventist Journey Staff
Dr. Bemnet Meried is an evangelist living in Virginia. Born into a Seventh-day Adventist family in Eritrea, he always wanted to be a doctor. After the Adventist churches were closed in Eritrea during his teen years, Meried went to college and medical school. He graduated and was working when he decided he needed to escape. After months of struggles, Meried arrived in California and a heard a sermon that changed his life—and his mission.
Story by Jacklyn Ruth, Chesapeake Conference Communication Department
Kylynda Bauer graduated as president and valedictorian of Highland View Academy (Hagerstown, Md) Class of 2009. As a microbiologist, she now conducts cutting-edge research in the microbiome field. In this TEDx Talk, Bauer shares research that observes the impact of malnutrition and microbes on the gut-brain axis.
Story by Potomac Conference Staff
Jose Vazquez, the pastor of the Fredericksburg (Va.) church, was recently named Potomac Conference's vice president for administration. He begins his new assignment August 19.
Vazquez joined Potomac as a pastor in 2014. He previously served as a pastor in both the Central California and Indiana conferences. While in Indiana, he also served as the conference’s director for community services.
Story by Vicki Swetnam
Recently students and faculty from Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy (SVA) gathered for a K–12 assembly to dedicate the kindergarten classroom in memory of Zelda Dunn, who taught at SVA from 1994–2011, and kindergarten aide Stephanee Oberer (affectionately known as “Mrs. O.”) Together they established the foundation of the school’s early childhood kindergarten program, in accordance with counsel from the Spirit of Prophecy.
Story by Leonora Seferlis
Two high school students from New Jersey Conference's Lake Nelson Adventist Academy were recently honored for their achievements at the 29th annual Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards. The Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice sponsored the event. This institute, located at the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC), was founded in 1999 to preserve Paul Robeson’s legacy as a role model for excellence. The students who received the awards attained a GPA of 3.0 or higher and excelled in four areas: Scholarship, the Arts, Community Service and Athletics.
Story by Tamyra Horst
At the conclusion of The Great Controversy: Origin of Evil performance, Lawrence Galera, the music director of Pennsylvania Conference's Blue Mountain Academy (BMA), took a final bow. For eight years, Galera impacted the lives of many students on BMA’s campus in Hamburg. Galera announced he has accepted the position of music director at Collegedale Academy (Tenn.)