History

1905

June 3, 1905

Windber Hospital funded by Edward J. Berwind, President of the Berwind­White Coal Mining Company

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1906

June 3, 1906

Windber Hospital officially opened its doors

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1916

June 3, 1916

Hired first resident doctor – Dr. O.J. Shank

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1919

June 3, 1919

Graduated first nursing class

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1959

June 3, 1959

Hospital became self-sustaining

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1961

June 5, 1961

$400,000 renovations were made to turn the nurses home into a modern medical hospital, including a surgical and obstetrical wing

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1968

June 3, 1968

44-bed inpatient building constructed

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1970

June 2, 1970

Non-profit status awarded

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1977

June 3, 1977

Windber Hospice founded by Dr. Earl Shope – became first hospital in Pennsylvania to provide hospice care and first rurally oriented hospice program in the country

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1979

June 3, 1979

Three-story, 27,000 square-foot addition opened, including an emergency room, critical care unit, gynecology unit, and operating rooms

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1980

September 6, 1980

Richland-Windber Medical Clinic, an affiliate of Windber Hospital, opened in the Richland Professional Building. This is now known as the Richland Community Health Center and houses WindberCare Physicians and a blood draw location.

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1981

June 3, 1981

Hospice program expanded to include and in-patient palliative care unit

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2000

June 3, 2000

Medical Arts Building completed to house HealthStyles Fitness Center, outpatient rehabilitation, physician offices, and senior activity center

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2002

June 3, 2002

Relationship with Walter Reed resulted in creation of Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center

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2009

June 3, 2009

Opened Windber Place, a community meeting and education room

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2010

June 3, 2010

Designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, now known as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

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2010

June 4, 2010

Pelvic Physical Therapy program started

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2012

June 3, 2012

Began Pediatric Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs

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2013

June 3, 2013

Windber Professional Building renovated to house physician offices

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2015

June 3, 2015

Began Pediatric Speech Therapy program

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2016

June 1, 2016

Hospital became part of national non-profit network under Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong – renamed Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber

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2016

June 2, 2016

Began offering TotalCare, an orthopedic joint replacement program

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2017

June 1, 2017

Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic opened

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2018

June 1, 2018

Cardiac Catheterization Lab opened

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2018

June 2, 2018

Opened satellite physical therapy and fitness center locations in Portage and Davidsville

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2019

June 3, 2019

Opened satellite physical therapy location in Chestnut Ridge

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