Our history—1960s highlights
- Hospital is remodeled, the west wing is completed, and the bed capacity becomes 147.
- Pharmacy is expanded.
- Ralph Mead is named third administrator.
- Hospital opens west wing, which is larger than the original hospital and expands patient beds to 155 at a cost of $1.6 million.
- Hospital budget exceeds $1 million.
- CMH collaborates with the American Cancer Society to establish cancer registry.
- Crash Cart is developed.
- George West is named second administrator.
- Hospital remodeling and expansion begins.
- First open-heart massage is performed. Guild then donates cardiac defibrillator.
- County passes $650,000 bond issue for improvements.
- A census reveals that each day an average of 76 adult patients visit the hospital, and an average of 12 babies are born.
- Medical occupancy is 100 percent, surgical occupancy is 102 percent and the cost per patient per day is $25.47.
- Hospital installs first televisions for patients.
- Ten years after opening, the hospital has treated more than 98,000 people from 85 Ohio towns, 17 Ohio counties and 10 states.
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