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Established in 1924 by Dr. J Earl Gardener, Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) is non-profit hospital that caters to a large segment of Malaysian as well as foreign patients.

The hospital is part of Adventist Health Network—an international network of some 500 not-for-profit medical institutions operating worldwide. The world famous Loma Linda University and Medical Center in California, U.S.A. is also part of the same network.

PAH are the pioneers of micro-vascular coronary bypass, laser heart surgery (TMR), and open-heart surgery in Northern Malaysia.

The hospital is highly popular for promotion of healthy vegetarian diet and charity work to assist needy patients, particularly heart patients.

General Electric is a corporate sponsor of PAH.

The hospital has a nurse-patient ratio of 2:1 and most of its doctors are trained or educated abroad.

Languages spoken

English, Malay (Almost the entire staff speaks fluent English and translators are not required)

Payment methods:

Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diner Club




Penang Adventist Hospital is situated on the Jalan Burma (Burma Road) in Georgetown, Penang.

It is only about 30 minutes drive from the Penang International Airport.

You can opt for taxi or take the bus. The bus service is frequent—a bus leaves every 30 minutes from Penang Airport for Georgetown.

Burma Road is one of the most happening streets in beautiful Penang and the beaches are just about 10 minutes drive away.

The street is lined with many eateries, churches, mosques, temples, and beautiful sights.

There are several hotels where you can choose to stay during recuperation.

What's around

There are many places of interest for people inclined towards art and culture and some of the more popular ones are—Asia Camera Museum (former Kuan Look Bakery), Chinese Recreation Club, Upside Down Museum, Little Art House, Glass Museum Penang, New World Park, Malaysian Buddhist Association

With the numerous cafes and restaurants that line the Jalan Burma you can try a new place every day for an entire month. The street food here is also very popular, but caution is advised, especially for those recovering from a recent treatment at the hospital.

Make sure you get the hospital nutritionist’s advice on what you can and cannot eat in the days following your surgery.

Shopping freaks can visit Midlands One Stop, Prangin Mall, and the Penang Plaza. Penang has many serene, beautiful beaches of which Batu Feringghi and Tanjung Bungah are just about 30 mins drive from Georgetown.

There are more than 10 religious shrines on the Jalan Burma including the Burmese Buddhist Temple and the Reclining Buddha (Wat Chayamangkalaram).

Also, there are several spas and massage parlors, shopping malls with international luxury brands, and many entertainment options around the area.


  • Adventist Bakery & Commissary

  • Cafeteria & Food Services

  • Special focus on nutritional help for inpatients

  • Bedside diet therapy consultation

  • Special dietary requests (Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western cuisine)

  • Attached bathroom

  • Clothing & toiletries

  • Kettle & cutlery for tea(Daily supplied)

  • Daily newspapers and magazines

  • Fresh flowers

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Telephone in room

  • Hairdryer

  • Sofa bed and lazy chair

  • 40” LCD TV with Satellite Channel

  • Stationary (Pen & Writing Pad)

  • 24-hours housekeeping & laundry service

Treatments & Procedures


Will you recommend this hospital?

3.9 / 5.0


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