The Haggai-Powered Hospital
In 2007, Haggai leader Sedevi Angami embarked on a project so big that only God could ensure its success.
Dr. Angami attended the Haggai Leader Experience in 2001. Immediately, he plunged into getting as many people as possible trained, motivated, and sponsored to work towards the Great Commission. His strategic training worked with teachers, civil service probationers, and others to have a great impact on the people around them.
“I still see the fruit of those seminars in a lot of good officers of the state, who are doing commendable work in difficult situations and remote locations,” says Sedevi.
Training and taking on the role of the president of the Haggai International Alumni Association of Nagaland was a huge undertaking, but deciding to close his private practice and open the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research was perhaps the biggest risk and undertaking of Sedevi’s life.
“We had a great task ahead of us, with very little staff and no money for salaries except what was there for the initial infrastructure,” says Sedevi. “We all took a very small salary in order to keep costs low. Several people observed us to see when we would collapse, thinking it was an unworkable model.”
But nine years later, the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research has become one of the most reputable medical institutions in Northeast India, known for its compassion, quality of service, and affordable cost. It is considered a highly successful public-private partnership and a model for others to follow.
“Our vision is to develop Christ-centered leadership in healthcare, transforming communities through compassion, innovation, and excellence with the motto ‘Serve, Nurture, Transform,’” says Sedevi.
With 500 patients passing through the institute daily – and 367 staff, 100 outsourced staff, and 50 doctors – this method of leadership is spreading throughout the region, and Sedevi makes a point to keep all the institute’s practices ethical and pleasing to God.
“I felt it was unethical to advertise, and so patients have come by word of mouth alone,” says Sedevi. “We have tried to take in staff who have certain Kingdom values.”
This commitment to integrity was inspired by the “Integrity” sessions at the Haggai Leader Experience. Sedevi teaches his staff what he learned in those sessions and makes sure that the institute adheres to the standards he expects.
Through the grace of God and the implementation of what he learned at the Haggai Leader Experience, Sedevi has grown an idea into a multifaceted, vastly successful project, in just 10 years.
“My aim is to be a channel of God’s blessing and not to let it end with me,” says Sedevi. “I like to celebrate the Lord’s work in the lives of people, and I rejoice to see His mighty work in the lives of people around me.”
Dr. Sedevi Angami
Founder, Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research
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