Adventist HealthCare has disclosed that it will open two clinics for the uninsured in Germantown. The prenatal clinic is merely being moved from Rockville. There will also be a brand new primary care clinic.
Last fall, Adventist HealthCare opened a primary-care center in Silver Spring in conjunction with Mary’s Center, a nonprofit organization that focuses on immigrant mothers and children. Last year, Adventist bought 49 acres for a new facility about six miles north of Washington Adventist Hospital’s current location.
As their website states, Adventist HealthCare is a non-profit organization whose assets are owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a worldwide Protestant denomination based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
These days, when you mention the Adventist hospitals, you have to compare them with Holy Cross. (Just a little friendly rivalry, you see.) Holy Cross states that they were founded in 1963 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Today Holy Cross Hospital is a 454-bed, not-for-profit, faith-based and mission-driven teaching hospital.