This Gouvernements Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting (Government Civil Hospital) was established at Kepahiang in 1912 (Decision Director Onderwijs en Eeredienst of 17 April 1912 no. 6187). The GBZ at Kepahiang was mentioned in the Bijblad van het Staatsblad van Nederlands-Indie (Supplement to the NI Statute Book) no. 11446 of 30 August 1927: “Vaststelling van de Regelen betreffende de bestemming van Gouvernments burgerlijke ziekeninrichtingen,de formatie van het personeel, zoomede de kosten van verpleging in die inrichtingen.”( Regulation of target groups, personnel and tariffs of GBZs). The GBZ at Kepahiang could admit patients in the nursing class 4 (nursing fee ƒ 1,50). So it probably was one of the category small hospitals. The hospital was also mentioned in the Regeeringsalmanak 1930, part I, p. 414.
In the 1930s, Kepahiang was the principal town of the subdepartment of the Residency of Benkoelen, West Sumatra. It is situated at a height of about 500 meter, which rends it an agreeable cool climate.(Gonggryp 1934, 647).
See also General hospitals 1940- Google maps for the location of the hospital.