Judson Howe

West Center is very grateful for the generous support of the sponsors of the StartUp Mendocino 2022 business accelerator program. We spoke with Judson Howe, President for Adventist Health’s three hospitals in Mendocino County: Adventist Health Mendocino Coast, Adventist Health Howard Memorial, and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley.

Since 1928, Adventist Health has not wavered in its passion to provide an environment of compassion and caring for those in need of health, wholeness and hope. With more than 26 clinics in neighborhoods extending from Fort Bragg to Willits and Ukiah and as far South as Lakeport, our team of 1,100 associates are united by a passion to inspire health, wholeness and hope for every patient we serve.

Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual inpatient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.

How does your organization support economic development and business growth in Mendocino County?

In 2021, Adventist Health in Mendocino County invested $160 Million into local wages, physicians and vendors.

What is one resource you would like to share that would help businesses be more successful in Mendocino County?

Bring professional behavior into customer services; apply attention to detail and pride in your work.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Mendocino County?

The authentic relationships and conversations I have as I walk in my neighborhood.