History of Chambersburg Hospital

Growing Today & Meeting Tomorrow's Needs

Chambersburg Hospital History Timeline
  • 1895 - Chambersburg Hospital opened at 217 South Main Street. It had 9 beds - 3 private rooms, a 3-bed ward for women,
  • and a 3-bed ward for men.
  • 1905 - A new 35-bed, hospital opened on Lincoln Way East.  It was staffed by 9 physicians.
  • 1922 - The hospital expanded to 90 beds following a $100,000 addition.
  • 1927 - View a hospital bill from 1927 submitted by a community member.
  • 1950 - A new hospital opened. It included 101 adult beds, a 30-bed pediatric department, and a 32-bed maternity unit.
  • 1958 - An expansion created a total of 229 beds and 32 bassinets - nearly double the size of the average Pennsylvania Hospital at that time.
  • 1968 - A $3 million addition was completed, raising the hospital's capacity to 320 beds. The first hospital building on Lincoln Way East was razed.
  • 1981 - A new 21-bed Critical Care Unit opened.
  • 1983 - A new 6-bed Psychiatric Unit opened.
  • 1985 - The Psychiatric Unit expanded to 20 beds (from 6).
  • 1986 - A 20-bed Rehabilitation Unit opened.
  • 1992 - Construction began on a $25 million expansion and renovation project focusing on Outpatient, Rehabilitation, Emergency, and Women's services.
  • 1994 - Chambersburg Hospital announced plans to affiliate with Waynesboro Hospital.  The parent organization was named Summit Health.
  • 2004 - Chambersburg Hospital established an Interventional Cardiology program.
  • 2008 - Chambersburg Hospital adds a voice-activated Operating Room.  The system's name is "Sidne."
  • 2010 - Chambersburg Hospital adds a $1.6 million Robotic Surgery system.  This new surgery method helps patients heal faster with less pain.
  • 2012 - The hospital's Wound Care Center expands to create more treatment areas.  The Wound Care Center also adds 2 hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers.
  • 2012 - In December, construction of new King Street addition is complete.  The new addition added 171 fully private patient rooms and a new, expanded Cardiology Catheterization Lab.  The current hospital has 240 beds. 

 

 

© Summit Health - All rights reserved  |  Privacy  |  Sitemap  |  Contact