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Brad Henry fills vacancy left by nine-year veteran Lori Bergen, who took post at Willamette Valley Medical Center.

PHOTO COURTESY OF PNMC - Brad Henry, formerly chief executive for Providence's ambulatory services, fills the vacancy left by the recent resignation of Lori Bergen, who is the new chief executive at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville.The nearly 500 staff members at Providence Newberg Medical Center have a new leader, at least for the next several months.

Providence announced in April the appointment of Brad Henry as interim chief executive for PNMC and the Yamhill Service Area.

In late April, Henry, formerly chief executive for Providence's ambulatory services, filled the vacancy left by the recent resignation of Lori Bergen. Bergen served in the position for nine years before taking over as chief executive at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville.

The search for a permanent chief executive at PNMC will begin soon, said Mike Antrim, the organization's communication coordinator, in an email.

"Providence will be opening the chief executive position and conduct a search. Usually this includes both internal and external candidates," Antrim said. "Brad will remain interim until this search is complete."

Henry is a veteran in the Providence community, having joined Providence Health & Services in 2000 as a physical therapist. After eight years in clinical care and management, he transitioned to the organization's ambulatory services division.

"Over the past 12 years, Brad has worked to grow and enhance the ambulatory assets within the Oregon region," Antrim said. Ultimately, Henry was responsible for statewide departments ranging from diagnostic imaging to rehabilitation services and sports medicine, to sleep medicine, educational operations and fitness services.

Henry's educational background includes a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound and a master's degree in health administration from the University of Washington.

"The Providence mission and core values are at the heart of what I believe in," he said. "I am honored to serve in this capacity and return to Newberg as this is where I first worked when I came to Providence 20 years ago. Providence Newberg is a special place with engaged caregivers and providers, and I look forward to doing my part to continue the Mission of Providence."


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