North York Branson Hospital (Toronto, Ontario, CA)

An acute-care community hospital operating 318 beds, NYBH is Canada’s only Seventh-day Adventist-affiliated hospital and serves a population of more than 165,000 people in the north region of the Greater Toronto area. Land for the hospital was purchased by the Ontario/Quebec Conference in 1950. Construction proceeded as grants and donations arrived from the municipal, provincial, and federal government, the General Conference, the Canadian Union and local conferences, local businesses, and church members. Members also provided many months of volunteer labor. William H. Branson, the president of the General Conference at the time, and for whom the hospital was named, officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony on Mar. 7, 1955. The 80-bed hospital was opened on July 7, 1957. As the surroundi...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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Toronto, ON