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  1. David Barr
    13 February 2014 @ 4:18 am

    The Circle of Life.

    I was there at the ground breaking with my SdA Pastor Dad and other dignitaries.

    My two siblings and I graduated from Plainfield Academy and Garden State Academy.

    Three SdA institutions now dust in the wind.

     

  2. Glen Striemer
    15 February 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    The article states there is another hospital in a similar situation in ME that they are trying to unload … all in the name of providing better health care.  Whose kidding who here?  If these SDA hospitals were financially viable there is no way they would be given away.  At best they would be sold for a heaping profit but when institutions of this magnitude are looking for other organizations to take them off their hands this probably indicates "along with assuming our debt load."  And with the completely underreported news in mainstream church papers (probably out of total embarrassment and can you blame them?) of Florida Hospital allowing the Panera Bread restaurant to open within their institution and sell pork, this may very well be the symbolic beginning of the end for Adventist Health Care as we once knew it.  Way back in the beginning the prophetic message was to build small health institutions outside of the cities and use complete natural means to heal the sick based on the 8 laws of health (New Start).  What do we do?  We build magnificent institutions of modern medicine, (which in scope would put Dr. Kellogg's grandest plans to shame), according to the laws and means of  pharmacology, and gear our schools to train modern doctors and nurses with associated staff to run these institutions of advanced medicine.  We are more famous for a monkey heart transplant than for leading the way in reversing disease through natural means.  A far cry from the blueprint.  Instead of being the head of natural healing we lag sadly way behind as the tale.  Oh, what could have been.  Some of the great natural healing books such as Back To Eden, and great healers such as Sir Bernard Jensen trace their beginnings to books like the Ministry of Healing.  In the 1980's a prestigious natural healing magazine posthumously honored Ellen G. White as their "Person of the Year."  Yet, we let the world take over what Dr. Kellogg began with the natural food industry while we chased to conform after the world's way of healing people which is quite contrary to what a few SDA independent institutions such as Yuchee Pines and Wildwood adhere to for healing.  The doctors and administrators are millionaires while missionary doctors work at our few natural healing retreats for a monthly stipend.  Spiritual decline is a slow swirl down the drain lest we perish in shock but it is an educated guess that this is the beginning of the end for our Adventist worldly medical instittuions and it will have strong repercussions within our education system which pumps out  personnel to run these failing institutions.  One day we know all things will collapse as we know it in the church.  It looks like the dam has sprung its first leak.

  3. Truth Seeker
    16 February 2014 @ 12:46 am

     "Way back in the beginning the prophetic message was to build small health institutions outside of the cities and use complete natural means to heal the sick based on the 8 laws of health (New Start).  What do we do?  We build magnificent institutions of modern medicine,…"

    How true Glenn and it is indeed a sad commentary on the SDA health system which has made too many well heeled doctors and administrators. Will the medicos catch on and follow the "pattern?"
    Maranatha

  4. Steve Tanner
    20 February 2014 @ 6:11 pm

    Some time back there was a discussion about how much health administrators were to be paid. If they were doing such a great job why am I hearing of closing these facilities or hoping to give them away? No one does business this way. Sounds to me like very poor management practices. If these are ran by boards all those should be held responsible.
    Where is our smart spirit led leadership?