Adventist Health Tillamook Appoints Interim Patient Care Executive

January 28, 2022 (Tillamook, Ore.) – Adventist Health Tillamook has appointed Patricia Stone, DNP, MSN, RN to interim patient care executive, filling a role that was vacated by retired patient care executive Kathy Saxon who left the position on January 16. “The leadership of our inpatient care at Adventist Health Tillamook is in great hands with the temporary appointment of Dr. Patricia Stone,” said Eric Swanson, President of Adventist Health Tillamook.” Dr. Stone comes from Adventist Health White Memorial, where she served as a patient care executive for over seven years, preceded by other leadership and nursing roles spanning a 39-year-long career in healthcare.
“Adventist Health White Memorial is a much larger 353-bed teaching hospital, recently recognized by a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a Lantern Award for nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research, and a Healthgrades award for outstanding patient experience,” shared Swanson. He continues, “I’m energized for the opportunity that her leadership and experience in other award-winning hospitals will provide as
we look to continuously improve our metrics for leadership and patient experience.” Dr. Stone’s interim position will be in place while a full-time patient care executive is recruited, which is expected to take as long as eight weeks. Regardless of that short period, she shares “I am excited to get to know the fantastic care team here in Tillamook and provide nursing leadership support during this transition.”

Adventist Health Tillamook is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that includes: a 25-bed
critical access medical center located in Tillamook, Oregon; the largest hospital-based ambulance service
in the State of Oregon with four stations located throughout Tillamook County; and rural health clinics and
urgent care medical offices serving the northern Oregon coast as well as the communities of Sheridan,
Vernonia, Estacada and Welches. Adventist Health Tillamook employs over 550 associates and healthcare
providers and is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more
than 75 communities in California, Hawaii and Oregon. For more information about Adventist Health
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