Calbayog Sanitarium and Hospital (Calbayog City, Samar, PH)

A 17-bed medical institution operated by the Central Philippine Union Mission in Calbayog City, Samar, third-largest island in the Philippines. A two-story residence was leased for five years by L. E. Montana, then president of the East Visayan Mission, pending the acquisition of a hospital site. Dr. O. B. Varona, former assistant medical director of the Bacolod Sanitarium and Hospital, was appointed as chief of clinic. He arrived with his family on Sept. 13, 1973, bringing 23 crates of medical equipment, supplies, and medicines. Renovation and partition of the rented building started immediately. Dr. William Richli, a self-supporting missionary doctor, helped install the electrical wiring and X-ray. On Nov. 9, 1973, with only five workers, the clinic was opened. With no adequate seating f...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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