Adventist Health System has named Kevin Roberts to the position of chief executive officer for Metroplex Health System, which includes Metroplex Adventist Hospital and Rollins Brook Community Hospital. Roberts will assume leadership responsibilities for both hospitals on Sept. 24, 2018, and report to Ken Finch, who serves as president/CEO for both Adventist Health System's Southwest Region and Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South.
'Kevin's wealth of experience and familiarity with the Adventist health care ministry, combined with his exceptional track record of hospital leadership, will be very beneficial in leading Metroplex Health System,' said Finch. 'We are excited to have him join our organization and confident the hospitals will thrive under his leadership and direction.'
Roberts spent more than 20 years with Adventist Health, which operates facilities on the West Coast and Hawaii, and also previously served as president/CEO for Adventist Health Glendale, a 500-plus bed hospital in the Los Angeles, California, area. His experience also includes serving in leadership roles as president/CEO for Castle Medical Center in Kailua, Hawaii, and chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, California.
He replaces Carlyle Walton, who left Metroplex Health System earlier this year to become president of the Adventist Health Policy Association. Dennis Kiley has served as interim president/CEO of the health system since July.
'It is a tremendous honor and opportunity to join Adventist Health System and lead Metroplex Health System,' said Roberts. 'I am excited to begin working with the hospitals' leadership and care teams to advance Christ's healing ministry in Central Texas.'
Roberts earned a master's degree in public administration and health services administration from the University of San Francisco, a bachelor's degree in nursing from California State University, Sacramento, and an associate degree in nursing from Pacific Union College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a registered nurse in the state of California.
He and his wife, Alena, have two adult children and five grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys photography, rock climbing, cycling, running and playing the guitar.