Pam Dietrich

News Headlines: Adventist Health System Florida Will Use Palm-scanning Technology for Patients (And More!)

Adventist Health System Florida Will Use Palm-scanning Technology for Patients. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Florida Hospital DeLand, Shawnee Mission Health, and Chippewa Valley Hospital will be the first Adventist Health facilities to use a biometric identification, palm-scanning technology.

News Headlines: Adventist Employee Sues Walmart Alleging Religious Discrimination (And More!)

Adventist Employee Sues Walmart Alleging Religious Discrimination. Gordon Fields, a Seventh-day Adventist, filed suit against Walmart, claiming he was demoted for his observance of the Sabbath.

News Headlines: West Virginia Mega Clinic Provides Free Care to 1,700 (And More Stories!)

Mega Clinic in West Virginia Provides Free Care to 1,700. "Your Best Pathway to Health," a free, Seventh-day Adventist—sponsored, “pop up” mega clinic in Beckley, West Virginia, treated the more than 1,700 people during a three-day clinic. Over 730 volunteers helped run the clinic, providing an estimated $6.5 million in free services.

News Headlines: Adventist, Methodist and Muslim Leaders Promote Reconciliation in Tennessee (and More!)

Adventist, Methodist and Muslim Leaders Promote Reconciliation in Tennessee. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, four faith leaders, have directed candlelight vigils and prayer services, not only for their own congregations but for the whole city after a 24-year-old Muslim man raised in Chattanooga gunned down five U.S. servicemen last year.

News Headlines: Adventist Health Specifies End-of-life Policies in Response to New CA Law (and More!)

Adventist Health Specifies End-of-Life Policies in Response to New CA Law. In California, an individual with a terminal illness will have the option to seek an aid-in-dying drug as part of the End-of-Life Op

News Headlines: Vandal Leaves Stabbed Bible at Lincoln College View Church (And More!)

Vandal Leaves a Bible Stabbed at the Lincoln College View Adventist Church. Custodial staff at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, found a Bible stabbed with a church kitchen knife and left in the prayer chapel.

News Headlines: SWAU Alum, American Idol Rickey Smith Dies Car Crash (and More)

SWAU Alum, American Idol Finalist Rickey Smith Dies in Car Crash. Rickey E. Smith, Jr., a graduate of Southwestern Adventist University and a finalist on the reality TV show American Idol, was killed when a drunk driver going the wrong way on I-240 outside Oklahoma City struck Smith's car head-on.

News Headlines: Oakwood's Aeolians Honor Slain Officer in Columbus, Ohio (and More!)

Oakwood University Choir Honors Slain Officer with Song and Walk. The Aeolians, an Oakwood University choir, sang and walked a mile in honor of a Columbus, Ohio, police officer who was killed during a SWAT standoff.  Members of the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church brought the choir that was visiting Columbus for a performance.  The church and the choir decided to pay tribute by singing the national anthem, offering comfort to the officers who remain.  The pastor of Columbus Central, John Boston, is also a Chaplain for the Columbus Police Department.

News Headlines: Decision Not to Give Infant a Heart Generates Controversy

Decision Not to Give Infant a Heart Generates Controversy.  Washington Post opinion piece about an infant taken off the heart-transplant list at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital prompted a letter to the editor from Loma Linda’s executive director for public affairs. In the opinion article, Chairman of the Special Olympics Timothy P.

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