Adventist Medical Center
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."
- Feedback from employee
- The above paragraph contains a lot of inaccuracies and is only based on initial media reports. As multiple reports later showed, the hospital did in fact respond to the emergency in the parking lot (see links below). Security footage shows the immediate response by hospital staff. The chief of police also said that it was clear that hospital workers were "preparing a response" and that the hospital did everything they could except communicate well with the police officers that initially reported the crash.
- -Full disclosure, I am a hospital employee. Because of this I don't feel that I should delete the incorrect information about the incident but hopefully someone will do that in the future.