Adventist Health–Portland names Dr. Rippey a community hero at its 2016 Heroes of the Heart Gala

Dr. Wesley Rippey is named a hero of the community by Adventist Health–Portland. He stands with David Russell (right), Adventist Medical Center President and CEO, and Dan Tonkovich, Adventist Health Foundation Chair.

Wesley E. Rippey ’76-A, surgeon and chief medical officer at Adventist Medical Center–Portland, was recognized by Adventist Health–Portland as one of four community heroes at its annual Heroes of the Heart Gala on October 19, 2016. He is a fourth-generation surgeon for Adventist Medical Center and has dedicated his career to serving his fellow Oregonians. Last year he received the hospital’s Physician of the Year Mission Award “for his outstanding leadership and commitment to patient care and wellness.”