Homecoming service celebrates the 120-year history of the San

San CEO Brett Goods speaking at the Homecoming service at Wahroonga Adventist Church.

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Past and present Sydney Adventist Hospital workers gathered at Wahroonga Adventist Church on Sabbath, August 19 for the annual San Homecoming service.

This year marked a celebration of the 120-year history of the hospital and especially honoured nursing graduates of 1943, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2013.

Citations were awarded to Maurie Ibbott and Diana Martin in recognition of longstanding and exceptional service at the hospital. Four alumni were also honoured: Daphne Misbrenner (1963), Thelma Woods (1953), Rose-Marie Radley (1953) and Enid Webster (1943).

“The San’s existence would not have been possible without the innovative and progressive spirit of our visionary leaders,” said San CEO Brett Goods. “From their stories we learn how—in spite of obstacles— they were able to bring people together to enact progressive change and ultimately transform the state of healthcare in NSW and further afield.”

A special part of the Homecoming service was the inaugural presentation of the “Visionaries of the San” video featuring Dr Bert Clifford, Rose-Marie Radley and Pam Ludowici.

To view the video, click on this link.

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