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50 Years of Serving You

At AdventHealth Manchester, community means everything to us. As we look back on the last 50 years, we’re remembering our roots, honoring our growth and celebrating all the moments of healing that have happened right here. But most of all, we’re celebrating you.

It’s been our privilege and joy to serve you and the people you love for the last five decades in the community we call home. We’re looking forward to an even brighter future for Clay County, and to helping you feel whole for years to come.

A Legacy of Helping Clay County Feel Whole

Seated in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, our facility opened in 1917 as Oneida Mountain Hospital. Over fifty years later, in 1971, we reopened our doors as Manchester Memorial Hospital. In 1973, our hospital took a step forward and became a part of the AdventHealth network.

Today, we are blessed to serve our Clay County community and the surrounding areas as AdventHealth Manchester, a not-for-profit Christian community hospital with 49 beds and comprehensive acute care. We’re dedicated to serving people of all ages with whole-person care as we extend the healing ministry of Christ.

In the last 50 years, we’ve grown and adapted to meet the ever-changing health care needs of our patients and families, and we look forward to being a part of the continuum of health care here in Kentucky for all the decades ahead.

Celebrating Decades of Incredible Stories

From the foundational legacy of Jeep Nurses to patient testimonies of hope, these stories and more tell our legacy best.

Serving our Community
Foundations of Faith and Community
Love, Family, and Service: The Zerbee Family
Bloom Where You are Planted: A Physician's Testimony of "Perseverance-in-Place"
Mable "Skip" Spell
Treasured Health Care Heroes of Appalachia: Mable “Skip” Spell
Jeep Nurse

Our History, Told by Our Team

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Photo of the original sanitorium in Battle Creek, Michigan opened by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

We’re Part of a Legacy of Healing

As one community hospital in the nationwide AdventHealth network, we’re part of a legacy of hope and healing that began more than 150 years ago with the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Discover more about AdventHealth’s origins, mission and values.