Health & Lifestyle

Story by Katie Solovey

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has a new leader.  Dan Cochran, the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, became its president effective Aug. 19.  Cochran takes over for John Sackett, who is handing off duties at the hospital to focus on his role as Chief Operating Officer of the Adventist HealthCare system.

Terry Forde, the Chief Executive Officer of Adventist HealthCare, announced the changes internally in July, praising Cochran’s talents as an executive. “Dan has managed the complexities of hospital finance and been a stalwart supporter of Shady Grove’s growth and patient experience initiatives,” Forde said. 

Story by Christina Kerosoma

Kettering Adventist HealthCare recently consolidated three offices into one state-of-the-art brain and spine center located on the Kettering Medical Center campus. The new space allows for specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesia pain management, and rehabilitation to be in one location. This allows for a better multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

The new space has 39 exam rooms, digital imaging, a minor procedure room, and
an immersive dream room for creating relaxation, visualization, ambiance, and holistic stress relief.

Story by Nestor Bruno

Pastors, chaplains, and other caregivers spend their time helping people learn how to care for themselves in areas such as resiliency, depression, burnout, loss, use of medications for emotional illness, and nutrition and mental health. Those professionals who wish to expand their knowledge will soon have a unique learning opportunity. The annual George T. Harding IV Conference on Mental Health and the Faith Community will be offered September 29–October 1 in Dayton, Ohio. Co-sponsored by Kettering Adventist HealthCare, the Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington, and Ministry Care Services, the event will feature presentations by experienced mental health professionals featuring dynamic experiential learning modules.