PUC Students Selected as Interns for Adventist Health System

By Beth Whittemore on December 18, 2007

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Three students from Pacific Union College will serve as interns for Adventist Health System’s 2002 Leadership Development Program this summer. Magally Arevalo, Chris Jones, and Timothy Ko will have the opportunity to do special projects and assignments, shadow key executives, and participate in leadership events.

The interns chosen for this program were amongst many candidates in the finance and management areas. The three candidates from PUC are business administration majors, Jones has an emphasis in accounting, and Ko has an emphasis in finance. All three are in their junior year at PUC.

“The program continues to attract high-quality candidates each year, with more students competing for a limited number of internship spots,” says Christine To, assistant director of communications and leadership development at Adventist Health System. “These are the best students from across the nation with high grade point averages, successful and proven campus leadership experience, and a strong desire to work in the mission field of healthcare.”

The 29 interns selected to serve at Adventist Health System were chosen from a variety of Seventh-day Adventist higher education institutions. An orientation for all interns took place on May 14-15 in Winter Park, Florida, to emphasize the mission and values in business relationships for Adventist Health System.

Adventist Health System is part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s tradition of promoting good health, including a focus on prevention as well as treatment of disease. Since 1866, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has established 160 hospitals, as well as nursing homes, dispensaries, and clinics. Adventist Health System, established to run the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s healthcare organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States, currently operates 37 hospitals within nine states and Puerto Rico, totaling nearly 6,000 licensed beds.