Bangkok Adventist Hospital

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Bangkok Adventist Hospital
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Care system Private
Hospital type Christian, Not-for-profit
Affiliated university Asia-Pacific International University
Emergency department Yes
Beds 200
Founded 1937

Bangkok Adventist Hospital, also known locally as Mission Hospital,[1] is a general hospital with registered capacity of 200 beds and 24 bassinets, situated in Bangkok, Thailand. The hospital's name in Thai is literally translated as Hospital Mission and is thus known simply as "Mission Hospital" to locals. It is owned and operated by the Christian Medical Foundation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Thailand under the auspices of the Southeast Asia Union Mission (SAUM) and is part of global Adventist healthcare system. It is one of three Adventist hospitals - the others being Phuket and Penang Adventist Hospitals - in Southeast Asia.

Bangkok Adventist Hospital was one of the ten private hospitals in Thailand that received Hospital Accreditation (HA).[2]


The hospital was founded in 1937 by funds of Captain Thomas Hall, a merchant seaman, and operated by Dr. Ralph Waddell, his wife Ellen, Mr. Pleng Vitiamyalaksna and pastor Kon Vui-leong. In 1940 the facility was expanded to additional 30 beds and became known as the "Annex". At the beginning of the Second World War in South East Asia the Annex was closed and all missionaries left the country. But part of the clinic continued its operation under the direction of Nai Pleng, a medical assistant, and a Romanian physician Dr. S. Bene. In 1946 overseas staff returned to the Hospital. The former Annex was made the initial building for the "Bangkok Sanatorium & Hospital".

The Bangkok Adventist Hospital School of Nursing was established in 1947. In 1986, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing was begun and accredited. In 1997 the school of nursing merged along with Southeast Asia Union College (S.A.U.C) and Mission College to form Mission College (accredited by the Ministry of University Affairs, 1994. On August 4, 2008 Mission College received university status from the Royal Thai Government and was renamed Asia-Pacific International University (A.I.P). Two years of pre-clinical studies are on the Muak Lek, A.I.P. campus with two years of study are on the Bangkok Adventist Hospital/A.I.P. campus. The hospital A.I.P. campus includes classroom, library and dormitory facilities along with clinical nursing facilities in the hospital.

In 1955 School of Midwifery and School of Nursing were officially opened. In 1958 the total bed capacity was increased to 180.

In 1973 the Hospital adopted the name "Bangkok Adventist Hospital". The new Ralph Waddell Wing to expand patients accommodation was opened in 1983.

At the 50th anniversary of the facility, a new Pleng Vitiamalaksna building was established to provide beds for Obstetric and Pediatrics along with some auxiliary services.

In 1990, Mission Health Promotion Center capable of housing 60 people was launched in the Province of Saraburi. The Health Promotion Center is located adjacent to the Muak Lek campus of Asia-Pacific International University.


In 2003 the hospital received about 6000 patients and treated 180,000 outpatients. At present[when?] Bangkok Adventist Hospital has 410 employees and about 90 medical staff.[citation needed]

Besides accommodating and treating patients in its rooms, the Hospital runs a Mobile Clinic equipped with X-ray unit, which is frequently applied for charitable medical actions.

The slogan of the Hospital is "Come Feel the Difference", which means difference in quality of service, equipment, spiritual atmosphere, good food, qualification of physicians. The declared mission is "to share God's love through innovative delivery of healthcare".

The services include: acupuncture, allergy, asthma service, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, emergency, cancer care, cardiopulmonary, cosmetic surgery, diabetes, ear nose & throat, family practice, gastrointestinal care, golden year, health checkup (wellness), home care, internal medicine, laboratory, men's health, nephrology, neurology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pastoral care, pharmaceutical, radiology / imaging service, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, skin & beauty, special procedure, children service and dental.

Currently[when?] the hospital is not subject to scrutiny though international healthcare accreditation.[citation needed]

Bangkok Adventist Hospital offers the total knee replacement surgery known as arthroplasty. The operation is performed by an orthopedic specialist team aiming at relieving severe pain caused by arthritis or any knee injury and provides post-operative rehabilitation.

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Coordinates: 13°45′28″N 100°31′9″E / 13.75778°N 100.51917°E / 13.75778; 100.51917