(Tillamook, Ore.) – Adventist Health Tillamook is proud to announce that effective November 1st Paul Welch, OB/GYN at Women’s and Family Health has been promoted to Ambulatory Medical Director.
According to Gina Seufert, Physician and Clinic Services Executive and Privacy Officer at Adventist Health Tillamook, “The decision to promote Dr. Welch was supported by a tremendous 9-year track record of providing not only excellent and mission-driven patient care, but also effective leadership and steady mentorship to his clinical staff that will be an excellent and inspiring model for the rest of our clinics outside of Women’s and Family Health.”
In this new role, Dr. Welch will be providing management of and directing system care strategies for all Adventist Health Tillamook clinical ambulatory medical practice settings, working with clinical and market directors to support provider effectiveness and efficiency to do their best care, as well as guide the Adventist Health system to do the best work for providers in addition to his existing role as OB/GYN at Women’s and Family Health. Serving previously on the medical executive committee for 6 years, chief of staff, and other medical staff positions, this transition to
executive leadership is a natural fit that will provide a strong voice and advocacy for Adventist Health providers. “I’m happy to have Dr. Welch’s voice and experience in our executive leadership, and look forward to his guidance that will ultimately deliver better patient care to our communities,” says Eric Swanson, Adventist Health Tillamook president. Mr. Swanson continues, “In combination with existing physician Dr. Brittany Gerkin, support for Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) will be stronger than ever with this change, and I’m excited to see Dr. Welch continue to practice this specialty for our community while utilizing his exceptional leadership in our organization.”
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 Tillamook please visit: https://www.adventisthealth.org/tillamook/about-us/