Adventist names Sr. VP of Patient Care Services
Andrea Kofl, MSN, has been named senior vice president for Patient Care Services for Adventist Health / Central Valley Network.
Kofl came to Adventist Health with more than 30 years of wide-ranging health care leadership experience. Her background includes about four years at Adventist Health hospitals in Southern California and a year and a half helping to prepare to open the new Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murietta. As a project manager at Murrieta, she was responsible for all aspects of operations: selecting equipment, hiring leaders, designing paperless EMR and managing time lines.
Kofl most recently served as vice president of Patient Care Services at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif., the largest of a group of three hospitals that Dignity Health operates in Northern California. In that role for nearly two years, she was responsible for all nursing, clinical and risk services at the 266-bed trauma hospital and for cancer, surgery, cardiology and trauma services for the region.
“We’re very fortunate to have a leader of Andrea’s caliber,” said Wayne Ferch, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network President and CEO. “She came highly recommended for her ability to build teams and accountability as well as improve quality and safety.”
Kofl said she is excited to rejoin Adventist Health. “It feels like coming home,” she said, adding that she especially appreciates our mission to share God’s love. “So much of what we do as nurses is spiritual-based, so it’s important that we not lose track of that. Here, we center our care around that spirituality. That’s important to me.”
Kofl was interested in medicine as a young girl growing up in Chicago, and her passion grew when she was in her late teens as her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away.
“It’s a privilege to be in this field, to be able every day to make a difference in someone’s life. I don’t know any other career that you can actually say that. Whether it’s a touch, whether it’s healing or saving a life, you have that impact.”
The Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is a nonprofit, faith-based organization operating more than 60 sites in Kings, Tulare, Kern and southern Fresno counties. The network’s four hospitals, 30 Community Care clinics. The Valley network is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. For more information visit www.AdventistHealthCV.com.