Adventist HealthCare Limited (AHCL), the parent organisation of Sydney Adventist Hospital, voted two new directors to its Board—Randy Haffner and Patricia Goonetilleke—at its annual general meeting yesterday.
Dr Haffner is senior executive vice president for Adventist Health System (Florida Hospital) and president/CEO of the Multi-State Division. In this role, he leads the Multi-State Division’s five regions, comprising 20 campuses across eight states, and provides executive oversight for the organisation’s Leadership Institute, which provides training for leadership development and executive coaching.
His past experience also includes serving as CEO of a number of Adventist hospitals. Dr Haffner has a master’s degree in business administration and earned a doctorate in leadership studies from Andrews University. He is also an active participant in Adventist Health System’s community involvement program, which supports several non-profit organisations in Central Florida.
“Adventist Health System is deeply committed to Seventh-day Adventist health care delivery and believe we can be helpful to this specific global health ministry,” Dr Haffner said.
Dr Goonetilleke, an anaesthetist, replaces Dr Wayne Piez, who served as a director on the AHCL Board for 18 years.
She is currently clinical lead, Perioperative Unit at Mercy Health, Heidelberg and Werribee (Vic). She is a former director of anaesthesia and perioperative medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Goonetilleke has completed an MBA and Certificate in Public Sector Management, and has served on a number of committees in her field. She is passionate about the Adventist health message.
AHCL Board chairman Pastor Glenn Townend said, “I welcome both new directors. Having a connection to Adventist Health System’s management team allows Sydney Adventist Hospital to gain access to strategic business thinking and operational best practices in the industry as we continue to navigate in Australia’s current volatile healthcare environment.”