ELWA Hospital was founded by SIM in 1965, to serve the medical needs in the community surrounding the ELWA Radio compound in Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia. The hospital continued to operate throughout the civil war period and the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. In November 2016, the hospital opened a new 42,000-square- foot facility, contributed by Samaritan’s Purse. It is a full-service 85-bed health care institution, plus an 18-bed emergency room, three operating rooms, male, female and pediatrics wards, a maternity and postpartum ward, laboratory, imaging department, pharmacy and outpatient clinic. Support services include a chaplain’s office, HIV-AIDS counseling and treatment program, and diabetes education program. Also a teaching hospital, ELWA Hospital is training doctors and nurses for Liberia’s health care system.