Terry Forde is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Adventist HealthCare, the first and largest health system in Montgomery County, Maryland. The system includes Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services, Adventist Medical Group, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care, Adventist HealthCare Imaging, behavioral health services and numerous community and business health programs.
Based in Gaithersburg, MD, Adventist HealthCare is one of the largest private employers in Montgomery County, employing more than 5,500 people and caring for more than 750,000 members of our community each year. Mr. Forde has served as President and CEO of this not-for-profit corporation since April 2014. Previously, Mr. Forde was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Adventist HealthCare. He has led Adventist HealthCare during a time of great change in healthcare, both at the state and national level. Under his guidance, Adventist HealthCare has created a vibrant outpatient and population health network to provide vital care to the community and to support the system’s three hospitals. In addition, he and his executive team received approval in 2015 to open a new Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center in the White Oak section of Montgomery County in 2019. This new hospital, which replaces Washington Adventist Hospital, is adjacent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters. It is located at the center of the future White Oak Science Gateway, a developing life sciences community bringing together medical researchers, business and retailers. This location also enables Adventist HealthCare and the FDA to expand our existing health research partnership. Throughout his nearly 20-year career, Mr. Forde has served on numerous boards in the fields of economic development, education, and with various non-profit organizations. He currently is a board member of the Montgomery County Development Corp. In this role, Mr. Forde serves as a key economic adviser to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. As a respected leader in healthcare in Maryland, Mr. Forde serves on the Maryland Hospital Association’s Operations and Executive Committee, working with health systems across the state to improve patient care. Before coming to Maryland, Mr. Forde served in a range of executive roles with healthcare organizations in locations such as Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1993. He earned an M.B.A. in 1996 from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.