Northwest Medical Foundation

A nonprofit Seventh-day Adventist health-care corporation established in 1972 as an organization to increase the availability of health manpower in the Northwest and to strengthen the medical work of the church in the region. Initially NWMF was considered to be primarily a recruiting agency for Portland SDA hospitals and VertiCare, an SDA corporation that was formed in 1972 to establish and manage medical centers, or clinics, in the area of Portland Adventist Hospital and other localities of the region that were in need of both physicians and medical facilities. The foundation served in the beginning as an information clearinghouse on medical practice opportunities in the Portland area and other points of the Northwest. Portland Adventist Hospital was the “parent” organization that ins...

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