AdventHealth was founded in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1866, by a team of Seventh-day Adventist Church medical pioneers. During a time when many treatments were as harmful as the conditions they attempted to cure, our founders were considered revolutionaries for their belief that preventing disease was as important as treating it. They believed the best care didn’t treat only the body, it also helped heal the mind and lift the spirit. Since our founding, we've treated every patient as a creation of God, deserving of extraordinary whole-person care. To support and strengthen this mission, AdventHealth was founded in 1973 and today is a national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction. Our founders’ commitment and philosophy continue today in hundreds of hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics around the world.