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465 Burma Road, 10350 Pulau Penang  Malaysia  Tel: 604-222-7200  Fax: 604-226-3366

Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) is a Malaysian owned and controlled company. It is part of an international network of some 500 not-for-profit hospitals, clinics and dispensaries worldwide operating under the Adventist Health Network. This network includes the world famous Loma Linda University and Medical Center in California, U.S.A. They are the first private hospital in Northern Malaysia to perform Micro-vascular, Coronary Bypass, Laser Heart Surgery (TMR) and open-heart surgery.

The hospital was established in 1924 by Dr J. Earl Gardner. From its humble beginnings, it continuously operates and has grown to become a tertiary healthcare institution providing global healthcare for the Malaysian and International medical tourism community.

The hospital is supported by a dedicated medical team, nursing and healthcare professionals and employing up-to-date medical equipment to provide quality healthcare and treatment outcomes to all medical travel patients.

The Hospital at a Glance:

  • Fully functioning 300 bed tertiary care health tourism facility
  • Accredited by Joint Commission International - JCI (American accreditation organization)
  • Has been treating international patients for decades
  • The CEO is American with over 30 years of professional healthcare management
  • Is part of the Adventist Hospital Group in the US
  • General Electric is a corporate sponsor
  • The nurse-to-patient ratio is 2 to 1
  • Leading cardiac surgery center in Asia and only GE technology test site in Region
  • 100% of the staff is fluent in English – no interpretation or translation required
  • Majority of the doctors educated, trained, and board certified in US, Europe and Australia
  • New international patient ward


Penang Adventist Hospital will be a Patient-Centered Teaching & Learning Tertiary Healthcare Facility with International Quality Standards bringing to the community acclaimed selected Centres of Excellence.


Penang Adventist Hospital is committed to demonstrating the love and healing ministry of Christ by providing Comprehensive, Competent and Excellent healthcare for all.


  • Achievement through commitment
  • Success through excellent service
  • Excellence through quality
  • Christian witness by example
  • Contemporary knowledge and technology in healthcare
  • Optimum use of resources
  • Holistic healthcare ministry
  • Non-discrimination


  • Joint Commission International (JCI) - Meeting International Safety & Quality Healthcare Standards
  • Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH)
  • Adventist Healthcare System Asia (AHSA)
  • Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives (BFHI)



Surgery is both stressful and painful for patients. Anesthesiologists are there to help patients cope with this stress an pain. In order to anesthetize and take care of patients, the anesthesiologist will need to talk and examine the patients before surgery either a day before or on the day of surgery, if patients come on the day of surgery. Some investigations may be ordered when necessary to assess the heart, lungs and other systems. All these will allow the anesthesiologist, who is specially trained to manage acute crisis, to provide safe anesthesia and prepare for any expected complications in very ill patients who require urgent surgery.

Patients will normally be given some medication to help keep calm or to reduce the pain as they are wheeled into the Operating Room. Once in the Operating Room, patients will be connected to monitoring devices that allow the anesthesiologist easy supervision.

The anesthesiologist may use the following techniques to provide anesthesia for patients

General Anesthetics--patients are put to 'sleep' using an injection or inhaling gas.They are unconscious, pain-free and usually unaware.
Regional Anesthetics--injection of local anesthetics to numb the site where surgery is to be done. Some sedation may be given after the injection to calm to patients.

Role of the Anesthesiologist in the Recovery Room

After an operation, patients will be transferred to the recovery room to recuperate from anesthetics. The anesthesiologist will supervise this recovery stage to make sure the patients are awake, comfortable, and stable before allowed to return to the ward, or home for day cases. Patients who have had major surgery and require ventilatory (breathing machine) support will be managed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under the supervision of the anesthesiologist concerned.   
Role of the Anesthesiologist in Pain Management

The anesthesiologist can provide relief in all acute pain due to trauma or other acute illnesses, post-surgical pain, labor pain, chronic pain, and pain due to terminal cancer. There are several methods in providing pain relief. Please consult with your anesthesiologist for more information.

For a comfortable and less stressful delivery, mothers-to-be can request for epidural analgesia. This method of labor pain relief makes baby delivery more comfortable. A small catheter is placed into the epidural space at the back of the spine and local anesthetic is injected to numb the nerves to provide pain relief during labor.
Role of the Anesthesiologist in Emergency Resuscitation and Patient Transfer to Other Medical Institutions
Anesthesiologists are specially trained to resuscitate patients who are acutely ill (for example, cardio-respiratory failure).This usually involves other specialists who work together with the anesthesiologist to save a patient's life. In trauma patients, initial resuscitation needs to be done before surgery.The job of the anesthesiologist is to make sure that the patients are given the best chance to survive the operation by adequate resuscitation. The anesthesiologist is also involved in transferring very sick patients who may require mechanical respiratory support and other medical supports to another medical institution for more specialized treatment.   [top]


Patient has to swallow a vitamin pill sized video capsule as an endoscope. When the scope travels through the body, images are sent to a data recorder which the patient will wear on a waist belt. Most patients considers the test comfortable. After wards our G.I Functional Disorder Consultant will view the images on a video monitor which may take several hours. Total number of images to be seen is around 55,000.

Why Capsule Endoscopy is performed?

Capsule Endoscopy helps the doctor to determine the cause for:

  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Anemia
  • It is useful to detect small bowel tumors
  • Patients who are on medications (NSAID) for joint pains etc.
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Irritable bowel
  • To monitor the therapeutic effects   [top]


In line with our mission and with the intention of providing the best possible services to the community in Penang , Malaysia and neighboring countries, Penang Adventist Hospital offers high quality technology.

With the addition of the Aesthetic Centre, it affirms our position as a progress private hospital.
What is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic Surgery is performed to bring back, refashion and restore to wholeness the features that nature gave..

It is also done to reshape normal structures of the body and improve the patient's appearance and boost up self-esteem. Men and women of all ages, from young people to older adults, can benefit from reconstructive surgery to maintain or enhance their looks.

Abnormal structures of the body caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma or injury, infection, tumors, or disease can be benefited through cosmetic surgery.
These are some of the procedures he can perform:

  • Arm Reduction/Lift
  • Facial Implants
  • Endermologie
  • Male Body Contouring
  • Facelift
  • Double eyelid formation
  • Removal of eyebags
  • Shaping the nose
  • Reconstruction of ears
  • Neck lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Liposuction
  • Fat injection
  • Repair of broken bones in the face and jaws
  • Cancer removal and reconstruction
  • Reconstruction of any area of the body using tissue flaps
  • Repair of major wounds from accidents
  • Skin care such as peeling away dark patches of the face
  • Removal of prominent veins
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast surgery of all types
  • Tummy tuck
Most of the cosmetic surgery can be done in the new Plastic Surgery Clinic located at the back of the hospital so that patients can have maximum privacy and lower costs. The surgeries there will be done under local anesthesia and IV sedation so that the patients can go home right away after surgery.   [top]

Founded in the year 1979, the Adventist Dental clinic has grown and established into a multidisciplinary practice. Currently, it is serving over 5500 patients in the community every month.

Our mission To make men Whole, is accomplish by providing regular or emergency, up-to-date state of the art dentistry. The Adventist dental team is committed to serve you with the highest quality of dental care that perhaps exceeds your expectation.   [top]

A series of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are currently being carried out with the utilization of sophisticated equipment and meticulous process in the Diagnostic Imaging Center. Most of our diagnostic images are recorded digitally for the use of our consultant Radiologists.

General Radiology

A series of conventional radiography is carried out to capture human body. We also called it as plain x-ray examination.
Bone Densitometry

Highly sensitive, using low dose of X ray, bone densitometry helps to identify risk at a much earlier stage. Is to use for measure bone mineral. Estimated risk or actual presence of osteoporosis. Procedure takes 15-20 minutes, is painless and safe.

Digital Fluoroscopy (GE Legend)

A technique for obtaining "LIVE" x-ray images of a living patient. Is use to examine / observe the alimentary tract. Examination to patient's condition in "real time". Can also be used as therapeutic radiology procedure.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a new and rapid growing branch of medicine in which the procedures are performed under imaging guidance. Sometimes it called the "21st century" surgery.


Breaking stones inside the patient body with shock waves produced by a sophisticated machine called Lipthotripsy.


Special radiological examination for the breasts by using low energy x-ray. To use for breasts screening to allow early cancers to be detected for effective treatment.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI (GE Echospeed plus)

Uses a strong magnetic field and radio wave with no radiation involved to capture high quality diagnostic value images.
Shows best quality images for soft tissue of human body (muscles, nerves, brain, ligaments and etc).
Can perform angiography in a non-invasive method to detect disease and abnormality.
Is an non-invasive procedure and painless.

Multi-Slice CT Scanning - MSCT (GE Lightspeed Qx/I)

Able to show human soft tissues organ and bone. Enhanced view ability enables early detection of many conditions. Provides faster examination times and diagnosis of many conditions. Multi-slice CT scanners are 8 to 10 times faster than conventional CT scanners.

Single Plane and Bi-Plane Angiography

A useful, essential technique for various diagnostic and Intervention vascular/non-vascular procedures. Allow easily view inside a blood vessel under x-ray guidance, any narrowing of the vessel can then be noted and recorded. Any organ of the body is accessible with the help of fluoroscopy.

Ultrasound Imaging (Siemens Acuson)

Uses high frequency inaudible sound waves technique to capture patient's internal organ picture. Effective for non-invasive imaging of soft tissue organ. Can be used to guide fine needle (tissue biopsy) to facilitate sampling cells from an organ for cancer test. This is an invasive procedure.

The aim of the twenty-five station dialysis centre is to provide optimal dialysis and care to patients so that they can be fully rehabilitated to lead a lifestyle that is as normal as possible.  [top]


The Dialysis Centre, which operates from 6am to 6pm, has 25 dialysis machines. With each machines, there is a special chair provided in order to make the dialysis period a comfortable one. Besides that we also have 2 dialysis machines in the ICU, for dialysis patients who are very ill and need close monitoring, and one of them is the Diapact system. This Diapact system provides continuous renal replacement therapy, specially catering for haemodynamically unstable patients requiring ICU care.

We also have our own modern Reverse Osmosis Water system to maintain a high standard of water quality. This ensures that the dilution of the dialysis fluid is done with same water.

A semi automatic computerized reprocessing system ensures the quality of artificial kidney recycling.

Each patient is seen every time he or she comes for a dialysis. Blood transfusion for those who need it (with renal conditions) is also done at the dialysis centre. Provision is available for emergency dialysis if needed.

Kidney failure occurs due to many reasons. Early detection and treatment can save many kidneys. If a person only has kidney impairment, careful attention must be given to protein, potassium and water intake. Those who are not on dialysis but have renal failure must also be extremely careful with protein (meat, tofu, beans, fish, chicken, etc.), potassium and water intake.

If you are on a dialysis program, you will need to keep in mind the following tips:
  • Long term kidney failure needs dialysis 2-3 times a week.
    If you feel any nausea or breathlessness, you must call your dialysis nurse or doctor. You may need urgent dialysis.
  • Regular blood tests as prescribed by the doctor must be done. Our laboratory offer these tests at very competitive rates.
  • The Haemodialysis Centre at Penang Adventist Hospital is at your service to give you as much of assistance as possible.   [top]


Specially trained teams are dedicated for surgery, intensive care, outpatient and inpatient care.The centre has specially trained personnel for cardiac catheterization, emergency management and rehabilitation.

It will be the centre for complete cardiac services for all ages--from newborns to the elderly. The centre has consultation connections to Loma Linda University and Medical Centre, Florida Heart Institute and Washington Adventist Hospital.

PAH Heart Team

Penang Adventist Hospital does over 260 heart surgeries a year which meets the criteria of JAMA that reported mortality rates are 40% lower in hospitals which perform more than 200 cases a year.Related: CNN Report.


  • 24-hour cardiology service
  • 24-hour cardiac surgery
  • 24-hour chest pain centre
  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • Cardiac evaluation
  • Adult and pediatric diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Temporary and permanent pacemaker insertion
  • Coronary bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Coronary heart valve repair
  • Coronary heart valve replacement
  • Pediatric open and close heart surgery
  • Laser heart surgery (LTMR)
  • Lung and bronchial surgery
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Management of varicose veins, leg swellings and ulcers, acute or chronic ischaemic limbs, abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery diseases, and lymphatic complications
  • Vascular reconstruction for diabetic foot
  • Repair of arterial trauma
  • Endovascular procedures: angioplasties and stenting, insertion of vena cava filters
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Venous access procedures: arteriovenous fistula for dialysis, insertion of Hickman line, tunneled central line, insertion of portacath and vasoport unit
  • Angioplasties and stenting of stenotic fistulas or subclavian veins
  • Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Support group (Mended Hearts)
  • Programs supported by physician, nurse educator, dietitian and physiotherapist

Equipment and Staff Support

  • 1 Aortic Balloon Pump
  • 3 Echo units that allow Transesopageal Echocardiography
  • 2 Heart Lung machine and 1 backup centrifugal pump to backup emergency heart surgery
  • 1 Eclipse LTMR machine
  • 2 Angiogram suites (1 GE Biplane machine that allows pediatric interventional work)
  • 1 GE C-Arm that can be used for vascular procedures and angiograms - 3 angiograms can be done simultaneously
  • 1 Electromedic Cell saver for blood recovery in complicated surgeries
  • 10 State of the art Intensive Cardiac Care beds well-equipped with HP monitors for invasive and non-invasive monitoring
  • 5 modern fully equipped HEPA filtered Operation Theaters built to American standards
  • Electrophysiology laboratory
  • Doppler (ultrasound)
  • Photoplethysmography, plethysomography
  • Duplex scan (ultrasound color system)
  • Specially trained surgical teams to cover three open and closed heart surgeries simultaneously
  • Specially trained Intensive Care nurses to support the cardiac and vascular cases
  • Cardiac trained nursing personnel in OR and ICU

The Centre has consultation and connections to heart centers in the US, such as :

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • The Florida Heart Institute
  • The Washington Adventist Hospital   [top]


The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is quite possibly, as its name suggests, the most intensive and emotionally charged department in Penang Adventist Hospital.

The nurses in are capable of providing nursing care as required by the condition of the patient. The nurses are well trained mostly in ICU. There is an on-going special training program in critical care upgrading the Registered Nurses and further equipping them to be critical thinkers in handling delicate situations. On top of that the ICU has its very own respiratory therapist (RT) who specializes in caring for patient in respiratory problems especially those on ventilator.

The ICU is at a very strategic location and situated in the heart of PAH where immediate transportation of patient is available from all departments and wards including the ER, OR, Day Care and other wards. Furthermore, the ICU is surrounded by window view allowing patient to be oriented to time and day.

Pendulum style fittings that conceal equipment and wiring gives the room a functional yet utilitarian look that is conducive to the well-being of the patient.   [top]


Our In-house Laboratory called Penang Adventist Hospital Clinical Pathology Laboratory Services plays an important integrated and crucial part of Penang Adventist Hospital. It was started on 1 October 2003. Since then we had been doing about 50,000 tests per month with a turn around time of 3 hours for all tests ordered.

Our team is committed in providing a friendly environment, coupled with prompt and accurate service that meets international standards for the community.

In the detection, diagnostic and treatment of disease, the Clinical Labo servicratory provides a range ofes, this includes:

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Immunology and Serology Department
  • Urinalysis Department
  • Clinical Parasitology   [top]

Sight and problems associated with sight affect not only the eyes but also every aspect of our lives. Every detection and treatment can prevent the majority of new blindness that occurs as a result of disease.
The hospital is proud to have a young and promising ophthalmologist working for the hospital. He deals not only with cataract surgery but also specializes in retina surgery.

Your eyes are the windows to your world. Help your eyes serve you better by having the ophthalmologist catch any problems early. Have you observed anything unusual about your eyes? Have it checked out by our ophthalmologist.
At Penang Adventist Hospital, our Ophthalmology Unit provides the following services:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment
  • Pediatric eye problems
  • Automated visual field examination
  • 'A' and 'B' ultrasound eye scan
  • Retinal laser
  • YAG laser   [top]

Since May 1986, the Orthopedic Unit has been providing a wide range of services for the clients of Penang Adventist Hospital. From managing simple fractures to major surgeries such as joint replacements, this unit has met the orthopedic needs of all age groups. 
The Orthopedic Unit which consists of two orthopedic surgeons and supported by a well-equipped Physiotherapy Unit, promotes an effective program for our clients' optimum recovery. Dedicated ancillary support by the Radiology Unit, Laboratory and Pharmacy in order to provide total care. With such back up, our Orthopedic Unit is able to provide complete care using the latest technology.

The orthopedic surgeon utilizes special skills and the latest techniques in managing problems of the bone that are congenital or caused by disease, accidents or injury. Orthopedic problems may be treated by medication, manipulation, physiotherapy, or surgery.
Most often the results of a mishap are not serious; however, many accidents do result in injuries ranging from minor to fatal. In such situations, the prevention of complications is of greatest importance and only a skilled specialist can detect early problems. An orthopedic specialist is needed to assess and treat any person who is a victim of an accident. From the fractures in little children to replacement of joints in the elderly, an orthopedic specialist is an important service provider in the medical field.
Anyone who has any lumps or bumps on the limbs, unexplained painfulness of the back or limbs and joint pains that last more than a week need to be checked out by an orthopedic specialist. Besides arthritis and rheumatism, we now have another silent killer - osteoporosis, which is becoming more common in our society. The orthopedic specialist provides detection and treatment of osteoporosis especially in the elderly.
Orthopedic management includes rehabilitation of individuals recovering from skeletal injury, surgery or disease and is carried out with the assistance of the physiotherapist.
Emergency orthopedic care is available 24-hours a day at the Emergency Room for all orthopedic problems

Listed are the services provided by our Orthopedics Unit:

  • Trauma surgery (for accident victims)
  • Hand surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Bone lengthening
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic (joint) surgery
  • Diabetic ulcer care
  • Arthroplasty
  • Selective spinal surgery   [top]



Using machines of various frequencies that provide a therapeutic/healing properties to our body with certain condition that give rise to pain, swelling and also to re-educate weaken/paralyzed muscle(s).

Laser/Whirlpool Therapy

For wound management to promote healing of wound.


Have a variety of exercise equipment that can cater for the old and younger group of patients with various conditions such as stroke for the old to young healthy athlete who sustained injury that needs to proper rehabilitation towards recovery.

Chest Physiotherapy

For people who has condition such as asthma, COAD, pneumonia and physio is rendered to maintain a clear airway and improve on the lungs ventilation.   [top]


Urology is a sub-specialty dealing with a wider spectrum of diseases or malfunctions affecting the genitourinary tract which includes kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra and genitals.

  • Certain common urological conditions may manifest as
  • Genitourinary tract obstruction (i.e. phimosis, hydronephrosis)
  • Genitourinary tract infection (i.e. prostatitis, cystitis)
  • Genitourinary tract malformation (i.e. vesico-ureteric reflux, hypospadias)
  • Genitourinary tract growth (i.e. bladder cancer, kidney cancer)
  • Voiding problem (i.e. prostate enlargement, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Male infertility
  • Scrotal disorders (i.e. hydrocele, varicele, orchitis, testicular cancer)

Generally these conditions would either affect the quality of life adversely or pose as a threat to life due to the malignant process.

The Urology Department is well-equipped with modern facilities and well-trained staff to help you.


  • Prostate screening and biopsy
  • Urinary stone surgery (i.e. PCNL, ureteroscopy, vesicolithotripsy)
  • ESWL (extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy)
  • Management of voiding dysfunction including neurogenic bladder and stress incontinence (pubovaginal sling surgery)
  • TURP (Transurethral resection of prostate)
  • Kidney, bladder and prostate cancer surgery
  • Paediatric urology (i.e. urethral re-implantation, hypospadias surgery, pyeloplasty)
  • Reconstructive surgery (i.e. urethroplasty)
  • Urethral stenting and percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Management of erectile and ejaculatory disorder
  • Management of male infertility
  • Metabolic evaluation of stone disease
  • Dialysis access surgery--AVF, placement of Tenckhoff catheter


  • Uroflow meter
    For assessment or detection of urinary flow rate
  • Renal and bladder ultrasounds scan
    For assessment of renal cysts, stone, hydronephrosis, post-void residual urine and bladder stone
  • Prostate ultrasound scan
    For assessment or detection of prostate volume and prostate gland
  • Urodynamics - filling and voiding cystometry
    For assessment or detection of stress incontinence, bladder outlet obstruction, bladder compliance, overactivity and contractility
  • Lithoclast lithotriptor
    For assessment or detection of fragmentation of stones
  • Flexible cystoscopy
    For use in bladder examination and biopsy
  • Endourology endoscopes (i.e. cytoscope, resectoscope, ureteroscope, nephroscope)
    For use in urological procedures
  • Laparoscopy
    For use in minimal invasive surgery

Day Surgery
Under certain circumstances it is more prudent to undergo day-care surgery for some uncomplicated urological procedures. Patients would receive sufficient monitoring and appropriate post-operative care by attending nurses at the recovery area until full recuperation.
Outpatient Urology Clinic
After registration, all patients with urological problems would be examined and assessed by the consultant urologist. Relevant investigations like urine or blood tests, ultrasound scanning, x-rays, etc., would be undertaken to determine the diagnosis. Following diagnosis, appropriate treatment advice would be discussed with the patients.
Urology Inpatient Service
Every patient referred for urology consultation would receive appropriate attention. Relevant investigation and treatment would be implemented in liaison with the attending physician. Upon discharge, timely follow-up would be scheduled at the urology clinic to review patient's progress.   [top]

It was the guiding philosophy of Ellen G. White that led Penang Adventist Hospital to set up a Health Education Department in 1972. The Health Education Department served the community by organizing health-screening programs for diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Public health talks were also organized to help the public to gain a better understanding of disease and risk factors related to them.

In the early 90's, the Preventive Medicine Department was formed. The Preventive Medicine Department sought to complement the acute care services of Penang Adventist Hospital thereby fulfilling the Hospital's motto of "Making Man Whole." Prevention of disease and healthy lifestyle were the two corner stones of the programs and services offered.

A multi-disciplinary team provides programs and services such as health risk appraisals for individuals to identify their risk factors for heart diseases, cancer and diabetes. Programs aimed at reducing risk factors (weight management, smoking cessation and cholesterol control) are also conducted.

Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure have become common causes of death and illness. Through the Ministry of Health Lifestyle Campaign, the Malaysian public has been made aware of these diseases. Knowledge alone, however, does not translate into behavioral change. Motivation to change and acquiring skills in buying and cooking the right food to maintain health are essential in reversing the risks of disease.

In early 1996, the two departments were merged into the Adventist Wellness Centre, the first of its kind in Penang, with the objective of educating the public in living a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

Multinational corporations like Intel, Mattel, Motorola and Hitachi are ardent participants in our Corporate Wellness Program. Some 250 people are benefiting from our Wellness programs every month.

The newly formed Diabetic Education Centre was also incorporated into the organizational structure of the Adventist Wellness Centre. The Diabetic Education Centre is a resource centre for diabetes and aims to educate diabetics and the public on lifestyle changes for controlling diabetes and avoiding the complications of the disease.


Wellness Health Screening

Executives are known to be prone to lifestyle disorders, especially heart disease. The Wellness Centre conducts health risk appraisals for executives. This consists of a comprehensive examination that includes blood tests, stress tests, ECG and dietary recall. This is followed by counseling on health and lifestyle adjustments.

Diabetic Education

Classes on diabetes education are conducted to teach diabetics to control and manage their condition. With constant urine and blood tests, proper diet and exercise, diabetics can lead normal, healthy and productive lives. Audiovisual materials, pamphlets, dietary counseling and blood glucose tests are available at a nominal cost. Call 012-4617573 to register for free Diabetes Class. Please refer to the Free Diabetes Class Schedule.

Ante-Natal Classes

Ante-natal classes are conducted quarterly to help mothers prepare for childbirth. Sessions covered in the course include pain relief during labor, exercise and breathing techniques to ease labor, discomforts during pregnancy, and nutrition.

Vegetarian Cooking

Research shows that vegetarians lead healthier lives. They are less prone to cancer, heart diseases and diabetes. Vegetarian cooking classes are conducted regularly throughout the year. Please refer to our calendar for dates of our cooking classes.

Public Lectures & Forums

Public lectures and forums are held regularly to educate and inform the public on various health issues. Experts on various issues of public health are invited to speak.

Community Screening and Exhibitions

To help the public find out if they are at risk for disease, community screening programs are held at public places. These include blood pressure monitoring, weight assessments, dietary counseling, exhibitions and video screenings.

Breathe Free ~ A Plan To Stop Smoking

About 25% of early deaths from heart disease are caused by smoking. The good news is the risk of heart attack falls sharply when the person quits smoking. Our smoking cessation program consists of nine (9) two-hour (2) sessions running during the evenings over four weeks.

Breathe Free is a user–friendly, research–based program designed to aid the smoker in developing self-assurance and confidence in the cessation process.

Vibrant Health Seminar

A one-day health seminar that provides knowledge and practical experience for a better lifestyle.   [top]


Penang Adventist Hospital is a 258-bed tertiary healthcare facility.

There are six types of rooms ( Diamond, VIP, Private, 2-Bedded, 3- and 4-Bedded, General Ward) available. The facilities vary according to the room but the service provided is the same excellent care to every patient. All rooms include a nurse call-bell, located by the bed and in the bathroom.

We will provide you with clothing and toiletries (towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and comb) during your stay. All our patients are advised to leave valuables at home or in the care of a close friend or relative.

If you choose to stay in a Diamond, VIP or Private Room, you are allowed to have one (1) companion stay overnight. Please make prior arrangements and obtain permission from the doctor in charge. Visitors are allowed in all the rooms only during visiting hours as patients need lots of rest to enable a speedy recovery.

Medical Tourists are encouraged to choose one the the following rooms to ensure complete privacy:

Diamond Room

Package inclusive of:

  • One-To-One Private Nursing Care
  • Ala-Carte Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
  • Toiletries amenities package
  • Complimentary Tea Making Facilities (Daily supplied, additional will be charged)
  • Daily newspapers and magazines
  • Fresh flowers

Room facilities:

  • Free W.I.F.I. service
  • Telephone (Calls will be charged accordingly)
  • Hairdryer
  • Comfortable Lazy Chair
  • One sofa bed (3-seater)
  • Dining area (3-seater)
  • Kitchenette area (Electrical Water Kettle, Basic Cutlery Set, Cups and Saucers, Plates and Bowls)
  • 40” LCD TV (Satellite Channel - Astro)
  • Night Gown Set (Female / Male)
  • Towels (Face / Hand / Bath) & Bathrobe
  • Stationary (Pen & Writing Pad)
  • 24-hours Housekeeping Service & Laundry Service

VIP Room

Exclusively yours, these rooms are furnished with a
wardrobe, refrigerator, telephone, television and
private shower/toilet facilities. An attached lounge
allows for family comfort and soundproofing assures
absolute privacy. For your safety, a high-tech nurse
call system allows you to summon assistance when
Private Room


Air-conditioned rooms exclusively for your occupancy
with attached shower/ toilet facilities, wardrobe,
telephone and television.

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