On December 12, 2022, Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH), which was established in 1924 and has been serving the nation of Malaysia for more than nine decades, celebrated its 98th year of existence.[When Penang Adventist Hospital started its health ministry in 1924, its first recognized moniker in the Penang Islands was “Poor Treated Free.” Photo courtesy of the Penang Adventist Hospital]
Penang Adventist Hospital belongs to an international network of more than 500 hospitals, clinics, and dispensaries worldwide operating under the Adventist Health Network. PAH is also dedicated to offering a holistic lifestyle approach to helping patients achieve their journey to full recovery.
Through the continuous development of medical equipment and the assistance of a committed medical team and personnel that provides the highest quality healthcare assistance to its patients, PAH continues to improve its services as part of its advocacy to deliver quality healthcare to its clients.
Penang Adventist Hospital has dedicated itself for 98 years to serving all people with comprehensive, expert, and outstanding health care as an example of the love and healing ministry of Christ. Its goal is to become a patient-centered teaching and learning tertiary healthcare facility that adheres to international quality standards and brings recognized Centers of Excellence to the local community.
The hospital’s current president, Ronald Koh, expressed his gratitude for being a part of this historic achievement. According to Koh, the hospital’s success “can only be attributed to God’s leadership and guidance.” He continued, “The hospital has evolved and expanded throughout the years as a premier healthcare institution in Malaysia that offers a comprehensive approach to treatment and recovery. This is because of God’s ministry of healing.”
Penang Adventist Hospital is known to be a leading cardiac surgery center in Asia. It is also the first private hospital in the northern part of Malaysia to perform microvascular, coronary bypass, laser heart surgery (TMR), and open-heart surgery.