About Us

Our History

First established in 1906 as a Seventh-day Adventist institution named the Indiana Medical Missionary and Benevolent Association, our facility rested on 25 acres of land along the Wabash River and operated as a general hospital under the direction of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. The hospital continued to be part of the church until 1931 when it was sold to Roy Kinzer, a local businessman.

In 1939, a non-profit corporation was formed to operate the Wabash Valley Sanitarium, and an emphasis was placed on caring for those with nervous disorders, called “rest cure.” In 1969, the facility merged and became the Mental Health Center for Tippecanoe County, and today, it is known throughout our community as Valley Oaks Health.

Our Achievements Over the Years

Our Hope for the Future

As we write the next chapter of our story, we hope mental health stigma will continue to dissipate, resources will become more readily available to everyone, and our community will leave behind the shackles of addiction.