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After 16 years with Centura Health, Stephen King, vice president of mission integration for the Denver area Adventist hospitals, has retired.
Steve, a U.S. Air Force veteran, began working with the Adventist Health System in Colorado as a trustee after pastoring for more than 20 years. During his time as a trustee, he contributed to the joint operating agreement that formed Centura Health nearly 20 years ago. From 2001 to 2013, he served as senior vice president of mission and ministry at Centura Health, transitioning to the role of vice president of mission integration for Adventist hospitals in 2013.
Steve served as the executive sponsor for the Values In Action decision making process, the Mission Integration Peer Review process, and our CREATION Health and community health efforts.
Morre Dean, CEO of Porter Adventist Hospital and President of the South Denver Group of Adventist Hospitals, said, “Steve’s steady and innovative leadership in so many areas of mission have helped to extend Christ’s healing ministry locally and around the world. His legacy in our system will be felt far into the future.”
During his tenure with Adventist Health, Steve established and served as the executive sponsor for Centura Health Global Health Initiatives (GHI), a program that has delivered health and wellness to under-served communities worldwide since 2005.
Greg Hodgson, director of GHI, was with Steve King from day one of GHI. He comments that “from the very beginning, Steve had a vision of how our Adventist hospitals could be engaged in a global mission. That mission includes providing an opportunity for doctors, nurses, and other employees to experience health care in other countries, but even more so, to support our mission hospitals to grow and prosper.”
“I've traveled with Steve all around the world, from the jungles of Peru to the mountains of Nepal. I've witnessed his curiosity about other cultures, yet his primary focus has always been how we can further motivate and engage our colleagues in mission. He has been a great mentor. Our medical mission program is largely due to Steve's commitment to extending Christ's healing ministry around the world,” he added.
In 2009, he was awarded the Christian Service Award by the Adventist Health System.Steve is now spending more time with family while continuing to support GHI and other community projects.
Jim Feldbush with Rajmund Dabrowski; photo by Rajmund Dabrowski [Steve King (right) during GHI trip to Iquitos, Peru]