“Twelve years ago, in a conversation with Raj Attiken, former Ohio Conference president, I was challenged by a statement he made,” says Dean Cinquemani, pastor of the Christ Our Righteousness (COR) church in Olmstead Falls, a suburb of Cleveland. “He thought it would be interesting to see a church become a viable presence in their community; a presence that made a measurable mark that would be missed if they closed up and left. ... That inspiration has driven this [program], as I see that model in Christ every time I open the Word.”
In the tradition of bringing health and wellness to the community, Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md., provided health screenings and nutrition activities at Washington Adventist University’s Family Fun Festival held April 10 on the university’s campus, which is right next door to the hospital.
Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest healthcare provider, has officially transferred ownership of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in New Jersey to Atlantic Health System, based in Morristown, N.J.
Adventist HealthCare was recently awarded with the Innovation Partnership Award by Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, a non-profit organization that provides free home repairs for low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Celebrating the two organizations’ growing collaboration, the award recognizes a corporate partner for innovation and forward-thinking to improve the health and safety of community residents.
It’s a debate that seems to continue to crescendo since the first accidental discovery of saccharin by Constantine Fahlberg in 1879. Since then most would agree that the fascination and need for sweet foods has become a national problem.