• The Porter Legacy

  • The Porter Adventist Hospital legacy began 85 years ago.


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    85 years ago, Henry Porter recognized the value in holistic healthcare after receiving treatment at two Seventh-day Adventist Sanitariums. His experiences at these sanitariums changed his life, and the face of healthcare in Denver, forever.

    The treatment he received in both facilities was unlike anything he had experienced before. State-of-the-art hydrotherapy, coupled with remarkable kindness and a focus on healthful living was revolutionary in Henry's day. Even more remarkable was a letter Henry received from the bookkeeping clerk at the Paradise Valley Sanitarium. The clerk sent an apology for overcharging Mr. Porter and enclosed a forty-five cent refund check.

    The care he received left such an impact on him that he became committed to opening a similar facility in Denver, CO. Today Porter Adventist Hospital along with its sister facilities, continues to apply the same philosophy of care in treating the mind, body and spirit.

    Porter Adventist Hospital is proud of this major milestone and asks that you join in the celebration through the numerous events listed below. In addition, commemorative items will also be displayed throughout the hospital, highlighting and honoring the impact Porter’s history has had on our organization. We are excited to continue building on Henry Porter’s legacy for years to come.

    February 16:

    • Official anniversary of our opening.
    • 11:00am Cake cutting for associates, patients and guests; including trivia for giveaways,
    • opening of the first Heritage Exhibit area and additional 85th video footage.

    June 19:

    • Ribbon cutting for the “Healing Arts Walk” Sponsored by the Volunteer Department. The “Healing Arts Walk” will feature a map guided walk of the photography, sculptures, chapel and gardens of Porter Adventist Hospital along with information and prayer.
    • 11:00am Ribbon cutting in the main lobby.

    August 19:

    • Annual Corn Roast that includes Fresh Hot Corn, festive catered meal, DJ, games, face painting, photo booth, train ride, trivia and more!
    • 5:00–7:00pm Open to all associates, associate family members, and the community.
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