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Who We Are


Our Vision is to be a thriving, faith-based provider of world class care inspiring hope and wellbeing.

Our Mission is Christianity in Action - Caring for the body, mind and spirit of our patients, colleagues, community and ourselves.

Our Values are Excellence, Integrity, Dignity & Continuity.

Adventist HealthCare has a rich history of promoting health and wellbeing for our community - since its inception in 1903 as the 'Sydney Sanitarium' – a place where people learn to stay well. Known then as a 'home of health' in the rural area of Wahroonga, and fondly referred to as 'the San', early leaders recognised the importance of treating people in a wholistic manner - with care that included health education, spiritual nurture, nutritious food, exercise, pure water and air, and rest. While many things have changed over the years, our Mission of 'Christianity in Action' endures. Our Mission & Values inspire the purpose, passion and dedication that drive our people to pursue excellence, and enables us to inspire hope and wellbeing in the communities that we serve.

Today, Sydney Adventist Hospital (still referred to as 'the San') has grown to become the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in NSW; and the Australian flagship of more than 600 world-wide hospitals, aged care, and healthcare facilities operated by the Adventist Church - including clinics in developing countries, through to world renowned institutions such as Loma Linda University Health and Advent Health – Orlando (formerly known as Florida Hospital) in the USA.

Wellbeing is in our DNA and is an integral part of our vision for the future – 'to be a thriving, faith based provider of world class care inspiring hope and wellbeing'. Our commitment to wellbeing includes providing services that will support our community members to live healthier lives including before, during and after acute care.

The Adventist HealthCare Team recognise the trusting relationship we build with our community as we care for them, and cherish the opportunity we have to live, and share, our Mission of Christianity in Action.


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, Board Chair

Brett Goods, Chief Executive Officer

Rodney Brady 

Dr Daryl Cheng

Kevin Jackson

Francois Keet 

Geraldine Przybylko 

Kathy Raethel

Pastor Lionel Smith 

Martina Stanley 

Prof John Watson 


Adventist HealthCare Limited Executive Committee

Brett Goods – Chief Executive Officer, BSc (Nursing), Advanced DipBusMgt

Dr Jeanette Conley – Medical & Clinical Governance Executive, DipAppSci (Nurs), B Med, GradDipAppFin, GradCertHealthEc&Policy, MBA, FRACMA, SA Fin, GAICD

Clare Lumley – Nursing & Operations Executive, BA(Nurs), GradCertCriticalCare, GradDipHealthAdmin&Ed,MhealthSc, JurisDrMLaws, GradCertClinicalRedesign&Innov; GradCertCulture&Leadership

Philip West – Chief Financial Officer & Services Executive, Dip Bus, Grad Dip Bus, MCom, FCPA