Scheer Memorial Hospital (Banepa, NP)

A 50-bed general hospital at the town of Banepa, Nepal, 18 miles (30 kilometers) east of Katmandu, the capital. It is named after Carolyn and Charles Scheer, of New Jersey, whose son and daughter-in-law made a financial contribution toward the building of the hospital. The hospital staff, using a mobile dispensary, conducts periodic outclinics in surrounding villages. When formal negotiations with the Nepal government for the opening of a hospital were begun (June 1957), S. G. Sturges, M.D., was already studying the Nepalese language in Mussoorie, India, and before the end of the year moved to Nepal with his family. He chose for a hospital site Banepa (meaning “little Nepal”), situated in a picturesque valley at nearly 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) elevation. Before the hospital was constr...

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

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