October 22, 2017: Kevin Roberts, the president and CEO of Adventist Health Glendale (formerly known as Glendale Adventist Medical Center) will leave the organization on November 3.
Roberts has led the medical center since September 2011. The Glendale News-Press said Roberts will leave to pursue other opportunities.
Beth Zachary, chair of the Adventist Health Glendale board as well as president of Adventist Health, Southern California Region, will serve as interim chief executive as the search for a permanent replacement takes place.
“I want to thank Kevin for his leadership and acknowledge the good work he and his team have accomplished to expand access and improve care for the Glendale community,” said Zachary in a memo to medical center staff, physicians, board members and volunteers.
“Adventist Health Glendale is a terrific hospital with an inspired mission, amazing people and a rich legacy of healing,” said Roberts in a statement. “I know that this hospital will continue to thrive and succeed and that its best years are still ahead.”
Roberts said that he has appreciated his time at Adventist Health Glendale.
The 515-bed facility is the largest in Adventist Health, an Adventist-run healthcare system with 20 hospitals as well as other facilities spread across California, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington.