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In 1897, the A.W. Acheson family built the first Washington Hospital within their farmhouse. In 1927, this farmhouse closed and a new Washington Hospital was built on Wilson Avenue with the merger of City Hospital and Washington Hospital. Wing “A” was added in 1941, as well as a new nurse’s residence. Every ten or so years a new wing was added, adding much more use and popularity to the hospital. In the late 1980s a new cancer treatment center was built giving residents the ability to receive radiation and chemotherapy without leaving their community. By 2009, the hospital had eight different wings, each with a different purpose. There is now a wellness and fitness center, a residential facility dedicated only to care of patients, the Ruth York Morgan Health Education Learning Place, and a critical care center.


  • This is a postcard showing a picture of the 1897 Washington Hospital located on Acheson Ave.
  • This is a picture of the 1927 hospital, consisting of the merger of City Hospital and Washington Hospital.
  • This shows the addition of the "A" wing and the new nurse's residence in 1942.
  • Pictured is the 1970 Washington Hospital, where there were 25 new beds added to the psychiatric unit, a cardiac intensive care unit and respiratory care unit was added, and the beds increased to 583.
  • This is a picture of the Washington Hospital in the late 70s and early 80s. A multi-storied employee parking garage was added, and the emergency department and outpatient department and physical therapy center were expanded and remodeled.
  • Pictured is the Donnell House that opened in january of 2002. This is a residential facility dedicated only to care of patients.
  • In 2009 the "H" wing was added, pictured to the left.  This allowed for the opening of Ronald and Constance Salvitti Center for Emergency Care, Surgical Services Center of Excellence, Ralph B. and Carol J. Andy Critical Care Center.
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