AdventHealth Hendersonville Team Members Celebrate CEO Jimm Bunch with Farewell Parade

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Team Members Celebrate CEO Jimm Bunch with Farewell Parade

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., May 1, 2020 – Team members from across the AdventHealth Hendersonville offices lined the path that President and CEO, Jimm Bunch, has taken at the end of his workdays for the past 14 years. April 30 was Jimm’s final day as President and CEO of AdventHealth Hendersonville.

Team Members practiced social distancing and wore their PPE while cheering for Jimm and holding signs thanking him for leadership that began here in May 2006.

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the ability to throw a party for Jimm, he said he didn’t want us to do anything big. He told me this isn’t about what I have done here, it is about the amazing people who are part of our team. He gave all the credit to God for leading these compassionate caregivers to our organization. And that is exactly what makes him such a great leader, mentor and friend to so many people at AdventHealth and across our community,” said Victoria Dunkle, AdventHealth Hendersonville Communications and PR Director.

Speaking of the community, members of the first responders AdventHealth works with on so many levels also turned out to help send Jimm off on his retirement, with lights flashing and sirens going.

Jimm and his family have made the mountains home their home and will continue to be part of this community.

He will also maintain a presence with AdventHealth serving as a member of its new Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance team. In this role, Jimm will serve as a coach and mentor to members of leadership and leadership candidates across the AdventHealth system, which includes hospitals and care facilities in nine states.

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a not-for-profit, Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning seven consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.

AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).