Affiliation with the San

About Us

Affiliation with the San

Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) – fondly referred to as ‘the San’, is operated by Adventist HealthCare Limited. Adventist HealthCare is a Christian health care provider owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, operating several businesses including Sydney Adventist HospitalSan Day Surgery HornsbySan Radiology & Nuclear MedicineSydney Adventist Hospital Pharmacy and ELIA Wellness. As a not-for-profit organisation our purpose is to benefit our community – not shareholders, with all proceeds reinvested back into services & facilities ensuring we provide the best possible care.

For over 117 years, the San has been a leading healthcare provider. We started leading health & wellbeing when we first opened our doors back in 1903 as the ‘Sydney Sanitarium’, a small 70 bed facility. The San is now NSW’s largest private hospital.

Caring for our patients needs is our first priority. This spirit of caring is reflected in our mission, “Christianity in Action – caring for the body, mind and spirit of our patients, colleagues, community and ourselves’. We aim to care for individuals in a holistic manner, promoting healthy living, providing state-of-the-art acute healthcare, and touching people’s lives through our compassionate and expert care.  

Sydney Adventist Hospital is a Teaching Hospital

A Teaching Hospital is a hospital that has made a major commitment to the education and training of health professionals and a major commitment to medical research through affiliation with major tertiary education institutions. Within a teaching hospital are ‘schools’ with dedicated professional and academic staff. At the San we also have a purpose-built stand-alone Clinical Education Centre (CEC) with state-of-the-art facilities including the Simulation Learning Centre that allows a real-life, hands-on training experience. The CEC is a shared facility, and is home to the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School (SAHCS) and Avondale College of Higher Education. It has also become the focus for many of the Hospital’s education, training and outreach activities.