Rumah Sakit Kristen Ngesti Waluyo

This hospital used to be an auxiliary mission hospital at Parakan (Jawa Tengah). It is classified as a category C hospital (Registration code: 3323024) with 140 beds. The hospital is established on Jalan Pahlawan, Jubug, Wanutangah, Kec. Parakan, Kabupaten Temanggung. Coordinates: 7.28 southern latitude and 110.10 longitude.

The website of the hospital is From this website we copied a few statements on its history (Google translated and abbreviated):

Not many regional hospitals have gone through three periods of Indonesian history, namely the Dutch colonial period, the Japanese occupation and independence. One of the few hospitals that has served these three eras, is located at the far end of the island of Java. Precisely in Parakan, Central Java.

Ngesti Waluyo Christian Hospital is a regional hospital that can exist and has been tested for three terms. Even though history has recorded that this hospital remains in ruins, the strong emotional connection between the hospital (as an institution) and its personnel, makes Ngesti Waluyo Hospital seem to have risen from the rubble and crumbled.

The history of the Ngesti Waluyo SSR itself began in 1922, when Markelyn built a simple Medical Center. Between 1929 and 1930, the health center developed into the Parakan Assistant Hospital (RSP Parakan-ed) under the supervision of Dr. J Offringa (head of Petro Nella Hospital Jogyakarta/now Bethesda-ed).

Then, from 1930 to 1942, supervision of the Parakan RSP was handed over to Dr. GJ Dreckmeier. It was recorded that there were ten indigenous people (six paramedics and four midwives) who managed the Parakan RSP. During the 1942-1945 occupation, the Parakan RSP was taken over by the Japanese. There were only two remaining officers on duty, namely Elly Martotenojo and Soekarman.

After Indonesia's independence, this hospital was taken over by the Indonesian government. Ironically, the history of the Parakan Maid Hospital between 1945 and 1954 was scratched, this health institution changed its function 'only' to become a polyclinic. Because, the 'zaal' owned was used as a police dormitory.

The Long Struggle for Recognition

Maybe the name of the Parakan Auxiliary Hospital (which later became the Ngesti Waluyo SSR) would just be a distant memory, if Ds Probo Winoto had not taken the initiative to form a team to return the Parakan Auxiliary Hospital from the hands of the government. Especially at that time, the Temanggung district head proposed that the land where the Parakan Maid Hospital had once stood be replaced with money.

However, with the strong will of the team on duty, a letter was sent to the Minister of Health at the time, J. Leimena, requesting that the Parakan Maid Hospital be returned to its true function. Finally, in mid-1955 the request was granted. Thus began the rebuilding of the Parakan RSP, whose condition had fallen into ruins.

On September 1, 1955, the construction/renovation of the Parakan Hospital was completed. That day is considered the anniversary of the Ngesti Waluyo Hospital. Meanwhile, the name Ngesti Waluyo RSK itself began to be 'worn' when the committee team gathered in 1956 in Kaliurang, Jogyakarta. At that time, the committee was staying at the Ngesti Roso hotel (Daya Rasa-ed). Then a desire arose to change the name of the hospital to Ngesti Waluyo Hospital, whose full meaning is 'making every effort to find a cure'.

This name still exists today and is registered with the Indonesian Ministry of Health. During its history, this hospital was led by 5 doctors, both Dutch and Indonesian.

Period 1955-1959 (reform) under the leadership of dr. Wardojo. Then the preparatory period 1959-1963 under the leadership of Dr GJ Dreckmeier, the implementation period 1963-1967 under the leadership of Dr C Braakman, the development period 1967-1978 under the leadership of Dr Wibowo Hanindito, and the expansion in 1978 until now by Dr Timotius Widyanto.

Since its establishment until now, the Hospital has undergone leadership changes, namely:

1. dr. Wardoyo : 1955 - 1959

2. dr. G.J. Dreckmeier : 1959 - 1963

3. dr. C. Braakman : 1963 - 1967

4. dr. Wibowo Hanindito : 1967 - 1978

5. dr. Timotius Widyanto, M.Kes. : 1978 - 2000

6. dr. Regowo, M.Kes. : 2000 - 2010

7. dr. Lilik Setyawan, MPH : 2010 - 2020

8. dr. Mintono, Sp.B., FINACS : 2020 - Now

Achievements of SSR Ngesti Waluyo

Of course, the long history of the Ngesti Waluyo SSR is also decorated with achievements. Precisely, achievements began to be engraved in the 90s. This hospital was listed as the 2nd winner of the Best Work Performance at the middle-type private hospital in 1991, and in 1992 this achievement was improved to become the first winner.

In the same year, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia presented a certificate and trophy in the middle-type private hospital category which won first place in the field of Health Service Capabilities. In 1994, this hospital made an achievement by becoming the defending champion for the best work performance in middle-type private hospitals. This award was given by the Regional Office of the Ministry of Health of Central Java Province.

It was also in 1994 that the Ngesti Waluyo SSR recorded its international achievements. Namely, it received an international award plaque as “Baby Friendly Hospital (Hospital for Babies)” from WHO and UNICEF.

In 1998, the Ngesti Waluyo SSR succeeded in manifesting itself by obtaining a Hospital Accreditation Certificate from the government with the classification of Fully Accredited (3 years). So that in December 1998, the government gave the trust as the implementing hospital for the DOTS Strategy Pulmonary TB Control Program.

Until now, the Ngesti Waluyo SSR is the only private hospital in Central Java that is trusted to be the executor of the pulmonary TB program.