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Our History

   

The roots of Adventist Midwest Health run deep in the communities we serve.  Consisting of four hospitals in the western suburbs of Chicago, Adventist Midwest Health began more than 100 years ago when Adventist Hinsdale Hospital was founded by Drs. David and Mary Paulson (pictured right).

The Paulson’s were Seventh-day Adventist physicians working in the tenements of Chicago with the poor and orphans.  They had the vision of opening a facility in the country that would provide patients with “fresh air, sunshine, suitable exercise, pure water, a wholesome diet, a beautiful outlook and a mind at peace with God and man.” Opening in 1904 as the Hinsdale Sanitarium, today Adventist Hinsdale Hospital stands as a monument to the Paulson’s unfailing faith and dedication.

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital has served its communities for more than 50 years, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital (Glendale Heights) for over 25 years, and the opening of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in 2008 expands the services provided to its communities for over 25 years by Adventist Bolingbrook Medical Center.  Our hospitals continue the Adventist tradition of meeting patients’ emotional and spiritual needs in addition to their physical needs.  This mission reaches beyond the front doors to partner with community organizations to provide health services, educational programs and support groups that promote better health.

Adventist Midwest Health is a member of Adventist Health System, one of the largest faith-based not-for-profit health systems in the nation. 

Our Logo:  The Flame of Life

The three segments of the flame represent the significance of the mind, body and spirit in the healing process.  They also represent the partnership with our hospitals, physicians and the communities we serve.  The uplifted tips of the flame represent the human spirit and the “whole person health” ministry of Adventist Midwest Health; bringing people back to total health so they can understand God’s plan of restoring man in His image for time and eternity.

The Infinity Symbol

This symbol represents the endless, total commitment of Adventist Midwest Health to accomplishing the mission of hope and healing for the communities we serve.  It also represents the full complement of services provided by Adventist Midwest Health.  The dynamic movement of the symbol represents the continued advancement and future growth of Adventist Midwest Health

 

 

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