Loma Linda Adventist Sanatorium / Chaco Sanitarium and Hospital; Sanatorio Adventista Loma Linda (Chaco, AR)

A medical institution situated 1.2 miles (two kilometers) from the city of Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña (60,000 inhabitants), province of Chaco, Argentina. In 1964 Mrs. Esther Leiva, who had been an inpatient at the River Plate Sanitarium and Hospital and was much impressed by the Christian assistance given by its personnel, desired that a similar sanitarium be founded in her city. She began to work among the inhabitants of Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, and captured the interest of Dr. Juan Carlos Moroni, who had been her doctor at River Plate Sanitarium, and of Dr. Arturo Weiss. They presented the idea to the leaders of the work. In 1966 Drs. Weiss and Moroni were sent to establish a clinic in the city prior to the initiation of the sanitarium. A medical director and an administrator ...

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