Lodi Health-Adventist Health affiliation completed
June 2, 2015
• Took nearly two years to complete
• “We look forward to using new tools and resources”
After nearly two years of negotiations and the recent approval by the California Attorney General, Lodi Health is now officially part of Adventist Health.
Adventist Health says it donated $2 million to the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation and will invest at least $98 million in Lodi Health to make significant additional capital improvements. In addition, Adventist Health will implement a new, state-of-the-art electronic medical records system.
Employees and patients of Lodi Health have already begun seeing changes: The Adventist Health logo has been added to some signage and information is appearing on both organizations’ websites. Lodi Health employees will begin participating in orientation forums starting Tuesday to learn more about Adventist Health’s mission, purpose and history.
The nonprofit Lodi Health has served the community of Lodi for 62 years. Adventist Health says the affiliation willo continue the health care services provided by 191-bed Lodi Memorial Hospital, 15 clinics, several outpatient centers, an adult day care center and a child care center. Lodi Health’s existing leadership also remains in place as does its local governing board.
“As part of Adventist Health, we look forward to using new tools and resources to continue providing strong, high quality healthcare to our community,” says Lodi Health President and CEO Joe Harrington.
Roseville-based Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Its workforce of 31,000 includes more than 22,350 employees; 4,800 medical staff physicians; and 3,850 volunteers. Adventist Health provides care in 20 hospitals, more than 275 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.