Adventist Health/St. Helena Hospital Responds to Increased Job Growth, Restructures Leadership Roles

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In Response to Adding an Unprecedented 400 New Health Care Jobs in the Last Two Years, the St. Helena Hospital Region has Added Two New Leaders Who Will Focus on Expanding its Network-wide Recovery Services, Physician Relationships and Patient Care.

In the last two years the St. Helena Region of Adventist Health, represented by hospitals, clinics and services from Lakeport to Vallejo including Napa Valley, has expanded volume by 65% and added over 400 new jobs. In response to this unprecedented growth, and in pursuit of precision medicine and quality services, the organization announced new structure to its executive leadership team. “As demand for our service increased and as our team expands, our structure must adjust to ensure the safest and highest quality care available,” said Terry Newmyer, CEO of Adventist Health’s St. Helena Region. “We must have leadership for who we are becoming rather than who we have been.”

Steven C. Herber, MD, FACS, will assume the Administrative role of Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs where he’ll be responsible for enhancing patient care and expanding regional physician services. He will also focus on quality improvement measures for patient access to clinical care while maintaining his surgical practice. Prior to his appointment, Dr Herber served as Chief of Medicine at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley and Medical Director at the St. Helena Institute for Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Herber completed his plastic surgery residency and faculty appointment at Yale University School of Medicine in 1992 and has since become one of California's leading instructors and practitioners in progressive plastic and aesthetic surgery techniques. He has achieved national recognition from the American Medical Association for his volunteer work on behalf of impoverished children around the world. A wide spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical options allows patients to make the best decisions regarding their care. "Safety is our top priority, so our surgical procedures are performed at St. Helena Hospital, which is renowned for innovative and progressive healthcare," says Dr. Herber.

T. Orvin Fillman, DrPH, MHA, currently Regional Executive Director of Behavioral Medicine Services at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley, will assume the role of Regional Vice President of Behavioral Health. Dr. Fillman will focus on evidence based high-quality behavioral medicine services across the region. The Recovery Center serves residential and outpatient clients seeking treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders. The Mental Health Unit at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley has 21-acute psychiatric beds and the Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo, free standing psychiatric hospital provides 61-acute psychiatric beds as well as adult, adolescent and child outpatient services.

Dr. Fillman received his doctorate and masters of public health from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California where he specialized in therapeutic lifestyle interventions for conditions where the lifestyle was causing and contributing to pathology. He received a master of health administration with an emphasis in financial management at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, where he graduated with honors.

About St. Helena Hospital: With its many innovative wellness programs and other top quality health care services, including the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center and Coon Joint Replacement Institute, St. Helena Hospital, situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, is one of the nation’s premier health care destinations. The hospital serves its local communities with comprehensive medical care, including cancer, cardiovascular and behavioral health. For more information, visit http://www.sthelenahospital.org.

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