CEO Reflects on 31 Years
John Sackett dedicates three decades to Adventist health care
BY DELONA LANG BELL
It’s a chilly night, but everything about the evening feels warm, as more than 800 people—doctors, nurses, caregivers, staff—stream into the hospital’s annual employee recognition dinner in the snowy suburb of Boulder, Colorado.
It’s a tradition that consistently draws standing-room-only crowds and that brings the Avista Adventist Hospital family together and reinforces their culture of mission.
Tonight there will be good food, prizes, decorations, and laughter.
But it will begin with a moment of quiet contemplation and prayer, while John Sackett, chief executive officer, takes the stage with his …