Clayton Ipsen is the director of Growth & Acquisitions for Roseville, CA based Adventist Health. Focusing on Merger & Acquisition activity for the Central Valley Network of Adventist Health, Clay’s expertise is in the expansion of ambulatory outpatient services through acquisition. Working in a uniquely rural area of California, Clay’s territory covers 4,000 sq. miles and allows him to make tremendous impact on the healthcare of small rural communities much like the one he grew up in. Clay recently assisted in the acquisition of the Tulare Regional Medical Center in becoming a part of the Adventist Health system after the hospital closed for nearly a year and the local healthcare district went bankrupt. Clay is now leading the efforts in expanding the ambulatory medical office footprint in the Tulare community. Clay’s education has included a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno in Communication, graduate work in Human Development & Leadership from Murray State University and executive education from Harvard Business School in negotiating and competitive decision making. Clay is an Eagle Scout, California Awards for Performance Excellence examiner of the Year and community volunteer with his proudest achievement being a husband and father of six children.