Gallery | Institutions | Battle Creek Sanitarium. <|>The Medical and Surgical Sanitarium (Battle Creek "San") was dedicated in April 1878. The four-story building was 136 feet (41m) in length. During the next 20 years, continued growth in patronage led to major expansion: In 1884 a five story addition was built containing a gymnasium and dining facilities; in 1887 a separate five story hospital structure was erected; in 1890 another five-story extension was added to the main building and the original structure was raised one story; in 1894 a five story brick dormitory was erected to accommodate 150 or more nurses; in in 1895 further additions were made including a chapel seating about 400. By the turn of the century the Sanitarium was world-famous and employed more than 900 workers. Ellen White gave numerous warnings that the institution and its leaders were never to lose sight of the Sanitarium«s divinely-appointed mission that was to distinguished it from secular institutions. She also warned against concentrating so much investment in one place, as well as placing in only a few hands the power and control over the various medical institutions serving the church. <|>

Battle Creek Sanitarium. <|>The Medical and Surgical Sanitarium (Battle Creek "San") was dedicated in April 1878. The four-story building was 136 feet (41m) in length. During the next 20 years, continued growth in patronage led to major expansion: In 1884 a five story addition was built containing a gymnasium and dining facilities; in 1887 a separate five story hospital structure was erected; in 1890 another five-story extension was added to the main building and the original structure was raised one story; in 1894 a five story brick dormitory was erected to accommodate 150 or more nurses; in in 1895 further additions were made including a chapel seating about 400. By the turn of the century the Sanitarium was world-famous and employed more than 900 workers. Ellen White gave numerous warnings that the institution and its leaders were never to lose sight of the Sanitarium«s divinely-appointed mission that was to distinguished it from secular institutions. She also warned against concentrating so much investment in one place, as well as placing in only a few hands the power and control over the various medical institutions serving the church. <|>
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