By James Ponder - August 1, 2016

The newest hospital in the nation of Ghana is named in honor of Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, president of Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health International.

According to an article in The (Ghana) Herald, the recently opened Hart Adventist Hospital was named in appreciation of Hart’s “instrumentality leading to the establishment of the health facility.”

Through his leadership roles at Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health International, Hart has long been an advocate for responding to global health challenges by partnering with health care services in developing countries.

The new hospital, which opened in Kumasi, Ghana, earlier this month, is affiliated with the Christian Health Association of Ghana, Ghana Adventist Health Services and Adventist Health International. Officials said it will offer surgical, dental, eye, ear and throat, dialysis, orthopedic, and maternal and child health services to the people of the capital city of the Ashanti District of Ghana.

Alexander John Ackon, Ashanti regional minister, noted that the government is appreciative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s outreach to Ghana’s citizens.

“The successful commissioning of the Hart Adventist Hospital has once again amply demonstrated the church’s commitment to extend quality health services to the doorstep of the residents of the city apart from its efforts at spreading the gospel for the spiritual advancement of the people,” Ackon observed.

To learn more about this hospital, please read the following article.

Seventh day Adventist opens second specialized hospital in Kumasi