Who We Are
Adventist HealthCare Limited (formerly known as ‘Sydney Adventist Hospital Limited’) is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church. We operate a number of not-for-profit healthcare businesses including Sydney Adventist Hospital, San Day Surgery Hornsby, San Radiology & Pharmacy.
The organisation originated with the opening of ‘Sydney Sanitarium’ in 1903 - a place of health and healing where people learned to stay well. Sydney Adventist Hospital, fondly referred to as ‘The San’, is NSW’s largest single campus private hospital and remains the organisation’s Australian flagship institution as it grows its services to meet community needs.
Celebrating 110 years in 2013, caring for our patients needs is our first priority. This spirit of caring is reflected in our mission, "Christianity in Action – caring for the body, mind and spirit of our patients, colleagues, community and ourselves". We aim to care for individuals in a holistic manner, promoting healthy living, providing state-of-the-art acute healthcare, and touching people’s lives through our compassionate and expert care.
Adventist HealthCare Limited forms part of the worldwide Adventist health system which operates more than 175 hospitals and 269 clinics, including world renowned institutions such as Loma Linda University Medical Center and Florida Hospital in the USA, through to 'bare-essentials' clinics serving the developing world. Via all of these avenues, the mission of the SDA church health ministries is to extend the healing ministry of Christ, caring for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.
Adventist HealthCare Limited Board of Directors & Executive
Adventist HealthCare Limited’s governance and management structure includes the Organisation’s Board of Directors and Executive Team.
The Board has overall responsibility for performance, planning, monitoring and management of the business, ensuring that quality patient care and high standards of service are provided. The Board holds meetings regularly throughout the year including numerous sub-committee meetings to review specific facets of the business. Being a Board Member is an unpaid volunteer position. Members are recruited by the Nominating Committee and are elected by company members for five-year terms. The current members serving on our Board are community leaders with experience in various organisations and bring expert knowledge in areas such as the Australian Healthcare industry, business, finance, legal, and medicine.
Adventist HealthCare Limited Board of Directors
Pastor Glenn Townend – Chairman and President, South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Prof Brian Jones – Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Sydney Adventist Hospital
Francois Keet – Associate Chief Financial Officer, South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Kevin Jackson – Chief Executive Officer, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company
Martina Stanley – Director, Alecto Medical Recruitment and Consulting
Geraldine Przybylko – Health Strategy Consultant, South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Rodney Brady – Chief Financial Officer, South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Lionel Smith – General Secretary, South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Serving on the AHCL Consumer Council or Board
If you would like to be considered to serve on the AHCL Board, please read the Selection and Recruitment Process for Board of Directors for Adventist HealthCare Limited document. Additional opportunities to become involved at Sydney Adventist Hospital exist through our Consumer Council whose purpose is to facilitate the involvement of consumers in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care and services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Adventist HealthCare Limited Executive Committee
Brett Goods – Acting Chief Executive Officer, Adventist HealthCare Limited; General Manager Sydney Adventist Hospital, BSc (Nursing), Advanced DipBusMgt
Philip West – General Manager Services, FCPA
Dr Jeanette Conley – Medical Executive, DipAppSci (Nurs), B Med, GradDipAppFin, GradCertHealthEc&Policy, MBA, FRACMA, SA Fin, GAICD