New ward at Ile-Ife SDA hospital donated by National Auxiliary
Administration and staff of Ile-Ife Adventist Hospital in Nigeria pose for a picture during the dedication of the new female ward. The ward was made possible through a donation by the National Auxiliary of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Alumni Association.
Female patients at Ile-Ife Adventist Hospital in Nigeria now have a completely renovated ward thanks to the National Auxiliary of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Alumni Association.
On October 2, 2007, the Ile-Ife Adventist Hospital dedicated the new female ward. The entire hospital staff was present for the dedication, including the maintenance department, which spent hours working on the renovation over a two-month period.
The renovations included repainting the inside and outside, adding additional fans and lights, hanging new curtains (used between beds for patient privacy), installing new windows, and creating a new nurses station using tiles. Also added was a satellite dish with three new televisions used to broadcast religious programming from 3ABN and Hope Channel.
The total cost of the upgrade was a little more than $5,300, all of which came from the National Auxiliary of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Alumni Association.
The marble plaque at the entrance to the ward reads, “This Ward is dedicated to the National Auxiliary to the Alumni Association of Loma Linda University School of Medicine whose consistent, passionate, and generous support of medical missions is so greatly appreciated.”
“We are extremely grateful to the donors who gave so generously to this project,” says Peter Opreh, MD, chief executive officer of AHI–Ile-Ife. “This renovated ward will provide us with better facilities to treat our patients and continue the work of spreading the gospel to all who come here to be treated.”
Ile-Ife Adventist Hospital is a member of Adventist Health International, headquartered in Loma Linda.
By Jason Lohr, MD