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Memorial Hospital History

The origin of Memorial Hospital dates back to 1925 when Mrs. Hila C. Mills opened the Mills Maternity and Convalescent Home located on South Main Street in Towanda. In 1959 Memorial Hospital, Inc. of Towanda was incorporated and moved to its present location at 91 Hospital Drive.

Original Mills Hospital, located on South Main St.,Towanda

In 1969 the hospital expanded to include an obstetrical suite, x-ray department, patient room wing, and an emergency room. In 1974 a four-bed coronary intensive care unit was completed. A new 43-bed Skilled Nursing Care Facility was added to the hospital in 1975. Another expansion project in 1986 provided new facilities for the emergency, surgery, cardiac/intensive care, physical therapy and central sterile supply departments.

In 1996 the hospital completed construction of a Maternity Center, medical/surgical nurses station, gift shop, and expanded facilities of the Skilled Nursing Unit. A Personal Care Home was constructed on the campus of Memorial Hospital in 1999.

Improvements and expansions continued in 2000-2001 with the addition of a Spiral CT scanner in the Radiology Department, an outpatient dialysis unit, an Outpatient Therapy Clinic featuring physical, occupational, speech and massage therapies, a new 10-bed Same Day Surgery suite, and an expanded emergency department.

In 2003, the hospital completed construction for a new 20-bed Skilled Nursing Unit. This construction also expanded areas for cardiopulmonary services, a sleep studies suite and other services. A new Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Center was constructed adjacent to the emergency department in 2003. In 2004 the radiology department was renovated and a permanent MRI was added to become the Memorial Hospital Imaging Center, dedicated to Dr. Charles R. Wolfe.

Photo is front of Memorial Hospital in the early 1960's.

A new medical/surgical wing and new Outpatient Therapy Clinic opened in October 2006 with additional renovations and improvements continuing.

In the spring of 2008 the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees responded to the communityís need for more physicians by establishing Community Health Associates LLC, a new company that provides another employment choice for physicians to come into our area and provide healthcare services. Community Health Associates LLC has medical offices located in Towanda, Wyalusing and Dushore.

All three leadership groups of the hospital - the board, medical staff and administration - continuously work together to identify and direct the priorities of the hospital through the development and implementation of strategic plans within the scope of our mission.

The mission of Memorial Hospital, Inc., a private nonprofit corporation, is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing quality healthcare services with integrity and professionalism, in a safe, caring and financially responsible manner, while maintaining the dignity of our patients and residents. Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 501 (C) 3 corporation.

Thank you for your interest in your community hospital. We would like to assure you, on behalf of the hundreds of your neighbors who make it their lifeís work to provide you with a strong, effective community hospital, that we at Memorial Hospital will do our best to meet and exceed your expectations - now and into the future.

Memorial Hospitalís history is full of dynamic individuals whose integrity, hard work, generosity, and vision have paved the way to make Memorial Hospital an integral part of our community today.

For a current view of the 2013 construction here!


Memorial Hospital is conveniently located at:
91 Hospital Drive
Towanda, Pa 18848