Adventist Health System has named Randy Haffner, PhD, MBA, as executive vice president and president/CEO of the Multi-State Division. On March 30 Haffner will assume leadership of the 21 AHS hospital campuses across the states of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
Haffner will leave his current position in Denver, where for six years he has served as CEO of Porter Adventist Hospital, and as president of Adventist Health System’s Rocky Mountain Region, which includes Avista Adventist Hospital, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital and Parker Adventist Hospital. Before moving to Colorado Haffner served as president of the Orlando campus of Florida Hospital, the flagship hospital for AHS.
“Having dedicated my professional life to faith-based healthcare, I am humbled and honored to be called to serve in this position. I hope to expand our opportunities in the Multi-State Division to further extend the healing ministry of Christ in the communities we serve and beyond,” said Haffner.
Haffner replaces Richard Reiner, who recently announced his retirement after serving Adventist Health System for more than 30 years. Haffner’s colleagues recognize the value of Haffner’s long-term commitment to Adventist healthcare, as well as the skills he brings to the table.
“Randy Haffner has a keen understanding of new healthcare models, yet remains focused on Seventh-day Adventist values,” said Don Jernigan, president/CEO of Adventist Health System. “His work with joint ventures in Adventist Health System’s Rocky Mountain and East Florida Regions and leadership of Adventist Health System’s largest facility have contributed to his exceptionally diverse portfolio, deep knowledge and rich relationships that will serve us well in the Multi-State Division.”
Haffner has also served on the board of the Rocky Mountain Conference. “We will sorely miss Randy’s leadership and insight here in our territory,” said Ed Barnett, president of the Rocky Mountain Conference. “But we certainly wish him all the best as he follows this call to serve in a greater capacity.”
Haffner and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters, and plan to relocate their family to the Orlando area this summer.
“My family and I have enjoyed living and serving in Colorado. From ski days in Winter Park to the crisp air and beautiful mountain views, this has been an amazing place to live,” said Haffner. “We will miss our friends and colleagues here, but look forward to many more opportunities to connect as I continue to work with the Rocky Mountain Region hospitals in this new capacity.”
This article was also published in the March/April 2015 print edition of OUTLOOK. It was submitted by Stephen King, senior vice president for Rocky Mountain Adventist Health/Centura Health, where he serves the five Adventist hospital campuses in Colorado. It was written by Mark Bond with input from Christine Stewart.