New Community Integration Director named for Adventist Health Bakersfield and Tehachapi Valley
May 8, 2021
Josh Pierce was named Community Integration Director for Adventist Health Bakersfield and Tehachapi Valley. Pierce previously served as the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Manager of Training and Development for Education.
"I'm excited to continue to serve with the amazing team in Tehachapi and now serve Bakersfield as we work to continue to build relationships with the community to promote a healthier future for Kern County," Pierce said.
Pierce's has more than 17 years of healthcare experience, including community outreach for other healthcare companies where he was responsible for building partnerships to support the needs of the community.
"In his new role, Josh Pierce will work to implement a comprehensive community health strategy and program that supports Adventist Health's strategy, vision, values and goals," said David Butler, President of Adventist Health Delano and Tehachapi Valley.
The community integration initiative is part of a new investment by Adventist Health across its service areas to improve individual well-being by investing in healthier communities.
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual in-patient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.