Jay Memorial Adventist Hospital (Jay, Oklahoma, US)

A former 30-bed hospital situated in Jay, Oklahoma, operated under lease by the Oklahoma Conference. The Jay community erected the building and in addition raised more than $20,000 to launch the hospital. On June 20, 1965, the hospital, fully equipped, was opened to the public. L.E.C. Joers, M.D., was the medical director and surgeon. On Aug. 11, 1965, Ethel M. Walker-Heras, M.D., joined the staff as a second physician, with offices in the hospital. In 1970 an addition known as the East Wing was made to the hospital at a cost of approximately $84,000. This section housed the doctors’ offices and clinic. From 1980 to 1985 Jay Memorial Adventist Hospital was operated by the Adventist Health System/Sunbelt. Administrators/Presidents: L.E.C. Joers, 1965-1973; W. C. McConnell, 1973-1977; Bill...

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

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