Medical Educational Trust Association Surat of Seventh-day Adventist is a registered company incorporated under the laws of Indian Companies Act 1956 having its Head Office at Surat, Gujarat. Metas is a group of institutions that runs 10 educational and medical facilities in Surat, Vyara, Ranchi, and Nuzvid.
With its headquarters situated at Surat, Gujarat, it is renowned for setting benchmarks in health, education, and social services. Metas today is a testament of perseverance and hard works of missionaries dedicated toward setting up of a Christian edifice across India.
In 1920, Pr. Smithwick arrived at the Bombay port by ship. In 1923, a piece of land was purchased from the Maharaja of Baroda to start a small dispensary in the town. As the patients increased, a bungalow was hired at Nanpura to accommodate the rising influx of patients. In 1942, Dr. George A. Nelson, the Medical Director, relocated the facility to Athwalines where it currently stands today.
With the passage of time, the hospital gradually grew manifold both in infrastructure and services under the illustrious leadership of renowned Medical Directors and Administrators who embodied themselves in creating a robust health chapter under the roof of this pioneering hospital.
The great visionaries looked beyond health care. With eight students available, they laid the foundation of a “Tin School” in 1946. Within a short span, it grew itself with its name and fame as Metas Adventist School.
It has created history with its seventy-five years of legacy of its relentless journey in defining future and imparting life-size education. Today, it’s thriving with more than 8,200 students.
Initially, the school just behind the church imparted education to the children of the workforce under the headship of by Mrs. Shinde. In 1975, a new elementary block was introduced under the leadership of Mr. Promod Gaikwad. In 1981, the school introduced the 10+2 curriculum program in its facility.
The hospital evolved steadily with many new medical facilities such as the pediatric wing, X-Ray department, a private wing, and a general ward.
MISSION: “To touch the lives and to transform people by teaching, by healing and by creating a better community
for man and God.”
VISION: “To become a dynamic global institution and a center of excellence.”
- Compassionate in all dealings.
- Loyal to organizational goals.
- Hard work with passion and productivity.
- Continuous self-renewal.
- Honesty and integrity in all aspects.