Davis Memorial Hospital (Georgetown, GY)

A 54-bed general acute hospital situated in Georgetown, the capital and chief city of Guyana. It is owned and operated by the Caribbean Union Conference. It was named in memory of O. E. Davis, a pioneer Seventh-day Adventist missionary to the aboriginal Indian people of British Guiana (now Guyana), who died among them in 1911. The present staff consists of two overseas and one local physicians, one local dental surgeon, two local dentists, 13 graduate national nurses, 18 practical nurses, three nurses’ aides, one pharmacist, two X-ray technicians, and four laboratory technicians. SDA medical work in Guyana dates from 1952, when the mission committee, with R. E. Delafield as chair, took action to build a clinic on the mission’s Queenstown property in eastern Georgetown. Materials were s...

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

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