Adventist Healthcare Ltd

Brett Goods provides a snapshot of the present and future work and mission of AHCL.

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Adventist HealthCare Ltd (AHCL)—commonly known as the San—includes Sydney Adventist Hospital and San Day Surgery Hornsby. Founded in 1903 as a Sanitarium where people learned to stay well, the San evolves alongside evidence-based healthcare advances.

The San is the largest private hospital in NSW, caring for 180,000 patients annually. Its mission is “Christianity in Action: Caring for the body, mind and spirit of our patients, colleagues, community and ourselves”, fulfilled by an exceptional 2400 staff, 500 volunteers and 1100 medical specialists. We stand on the shoulders of previous generations who saw work as a God-inspired vocation.

One of the San’s differentiators is spiritual care, with First Friday, Sabbath Praise, Chaplaincy Symposiums, weeks of spiritual emphasis for staff and our recent accreditation to train chaplains.

Since 1903, the San has been addressing the burden of lifestyle-related chronic disease through dietetics, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, cancer support services and public health forums.

The San trains future doctors and nurses onsite at the Clinical Education Centre in partnership with Sydney University and Avondale College of Higher Education. We invest in research through the Australasian Research Institute, providing access to clinical advances through the San Clinical Trials Unit.

Our vision for the next 3-5 years is: “To be a thriving, faith-based provider of world class care, inspiring hope and wellbeing”. This is backed by strategic planning, informed by mission and grounded in values of excellence, dignity, respect and continuity.

Thank you for your support and prayers as we serve our community. We invite you to become a Prayer Partner (prayer@sah.org.au) or to support the San Foundation sanfoundation.org.au.


Brett Goods in CEO of Adventist HealthCare Ltd.