Seoul Adventist Hospital / Seoul Wisaeing Byungwon (Seoul, KR)

A 450-bed general hospital with a School of Nursing, operated in Seoul, Korea, by the Korean Union Conference. Seventh-day Adventist medical work in Seoul began in the autumn of 1931 in two rented rooms in a downtown building. In October 1932 the work was moved to larger quarters, near the Pagoda park, where there was room to care for nine inpatients. This clinic continued to operate until late in 1937. In 1933 10 acres (four hectares) were purchased seven miles (11 kilometers) from the center of Seoul and about one mile (1.6 kilometers) beyond mission headquarters, on which a two-and-a-half-story ferroconcrete building for a sanitarium-hospital was completed in December 1935, and the first patients were seen on Jan. 6, 1936. The School of Nursing was opened that same year. Also, in 1936 a...

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

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