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Robert G. Carmen Honored for Contributions to Health Care

Robert G. Carmen, president and CEO of Adventist Health, was honored by the White Memorial Medical Center Foundation at its centennial gala event last month. Carmen, who plans to retire in March 2014, was recognized for his dedication, leadership and contributions to health care during his 44-year career with the health system. He assumed his current position in October 2007, having previously served as executive vice president/COO for Adventist Health. Before that, he was president of Adventist Health/Southern California and president of White Memorial Medical Center and Glendale Adventist Medical Center in the Los Angeles area.

During his six years as president, Carmen championed rural health clinics, innovation, quality and growth, in addition to a shift toward ambulatory services. Under his leadership, Adventist Health Physician Services was formed, with more than 180 clinics and outpatient services sites now serving hundreds of communities across four states.

White Memorial Medical Center also celebrated at the event its 100th anniversary of providing high-quality care to Los Angeles communities, as a teaching hospital and not-for-profit medical center.