Adventist Medical Center

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Adventist Medical Center is a 302-bed hospital at 10123 SE Market Street in Portland, off Interstate 205 and Stark/Washington Streets, directly west of Mount Tabor.

The hospital was founded in 1893 by Lewis Belknap, a student of Harvey Kellogg's Battle Creek Michigan Sanitarium. The current site was founded in 1974.

On February 11, 2011, Birgilio Marin-Fuentes, 61, died in the hospital's parking garage, just 100 feet from the hospital's emergency room's entrance. Police who arrived at the scene said no one from the staff helped as officers tried to revive him. In fact, the only medical help the officers received was from an ambulance crew after hospital staff members told an officer to call 911. CEO Tom Russell released a subsequent statement which read, in part, "We have followed this practice (of calling 911 rather than taking care of the medical emergency) many times in the past year, as we did this past Thursday and will continue to do in the future."

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