Health

 Health

Shortly after the incorporation of the General Conference, Ellen White received a vision about health on June 6, 1863. Based on the Bible, White articulated principles of healthful living and urged members to practice them. Adventist-operated hospitals and medical facilities were established upon these principles and experienced tremendous success. Today the Adventist health system is one of the premier in the world.

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  1. Health

  2. Shortly after the incorporation of the General Conference, Ellen White

    received a vision about health on June 6, 1863. Based on the Bible, White articulated principles of healthful living and urged members to practice them. Adventist-operated hospitals and medical facilities were established upon these principles and experienced tremendous success. Today the Adventist health system is one of the premier in the world.
  3. Institutions

  4. The Western Health Reform Institute (Battle Creek Sanitarium) was established

    in 1866 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the first Adventist health institution.
  5. Battle Creek Sanitarium quickly became world-renowned for its innovative and

    effective treatments.
  6. St. Helena Hospital, originally called Rural Health Retreat, was opened

    on June 7, 1878, in California`s Napa Valley.
  7. Clinique La Ligniere, or Lake Geneva Sanitarium, was founded in

    Basel, Switzerland, in 1895.
  8. Riverside Sanitarium was the first Seventh-day Adventist medical institution serving

    African Americans, opening in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1901.
  9. Encouraged by a vision of Ellen White and recommendations from

    John Burden, the church purchased 76 acres in California`s San Bernardino Valley in 1905. The Loma Linda College of Evangelists opened the next year. Loma Linda University Medical Center is now an internationally recognized authority on medicine.
  10. On April 15,1920, Krankenhaus Waldfriede, or Berlin Hospital, was founded

    in Berlin, Germany.
  11. Opening as Kenya Hospital, Kendu Adventist Hospital was established in

    Kendu Bay, Kenya, in 1925.
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  13. Boa Vista Clinic, the forerunner to Sao Paulo Adventist Hospital

    was founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1939. Sao Paulo Adventist Hospital opened on March 9, 1942.
  14. The Benghazil Adventist Hospital opened in Benghazi, Libya, on May

    21, 1956.
  15. People

  16. Nellie Helen (Rankin) Druillard (1844-1937) founded Riverside Hospital in Nashville,

    Tennessee.
  17. Lottie Blake (1876-1976) was a pioneering physician in the American

    South.
  18. John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943), pictured with his family in the

    1880s, was a physician, inventor, administrator and author. Vital in the establishment of the Battle Creek Sanitarium and College and the American Medical Missionary College, Kellogg was a visionary and innovator of Adventist missions and lifestyle practices.
  19. Daniel (1862-1956) and Lauretta Kress (1863-1955) established the Adventist medical

    work in England and Australia, and several places in the United States, as well as starting the periodical Life and Health.
  20. Maui Pomare (1875-1930) was a physician and politician, credited with

    saving the Maoris of New Zealand from the bubonic plague and eradicating leprosy from the islands of Melanesia and Polynesia.
  21. Harry (1879-1977) and Maude Miller (1880-1905) were missionary physicians in

    China. When Maude died tragically from illness at 25, Miller continued saving lives in China, and later throughout Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Miller invented myriad food products, including soy milk.
  22. Kate Lindsay (1842-1923) was a physician and medical innovator, founding

    the church`s first nurse`s training school at the Battle Creek Sanitarium and spreading the health message in Europe, Africa and the United States.
  23. Law Keem (1867-1919) was a medical missionary and first Chinese

    Seventh-day Adventist medical doctor.
  24. Ruth Temple (1892-1984) was the first black woman to practice

    medicine in Los Angeles, where she established several impactful medical facilities for the poor.