adventist healthcare: bring me your poor, your uninsured…


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.

first hospital in Montgomery County

Washington Adventist Hospital: in 1907 the first hospital in Montgomery County

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.

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One response to “adventist healthcare: bring me your poor, your uninsured…

  1. Glad to know that Adventist Healthcare is opening new clinics for the under-privilged. We do have a Christian duty to minister to others around us, especially the poor.

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