Celebrating 100 YearsA hospital is where newborns first meet parents, and where families sometimes say final farewells to loved ones. A hospital is a place of both joy and pain — of life and death — and every emotion in between. It is a place where life-saving miracles happen every day. On July 8, 1913, the Washington County Hospital opened its doors as the first genuine community hospital in our county. For 100 years, a hospital has served the Dixie community to the best of its ability.
It doesn’t matter whether the building material is brick and mortar, steel beams or cement. A great hospital is really made when people truly care for and about other people. From humble beginnings in a retrofitted hotel with seven iron beds, hospital care in Southern Utah has grown into a regional medical center located on two campuses with over two-hundred and forty beds and air ambulatory service.
As we look back on the past century of care, we see that from the original stock holders of the Washington County Hospital, to all those who have influenced the hospitals in St. George up to the present day, a caring gift has been given to this community by our community – the gift of returning to good health. And that is reason to celebrate. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of health care in Washington County.