St. Joseph Hospital was formerly the 65–room Rockhill Hotel that was begun in 1838 by William Rockhill, a famous Ft. Wayne politician.
The Rockhill House is purchased by Bishop Luers for $52,000.
St. Joseph Hospital opens.
Fees for hospitalization are $3–5 per week.
A doctor’s clinic opens and the first resident physician, Dr. Friscus, begins practice at the hospital.
An expansion to the hospital includes private and semi-private rooms, as well as elevators.
An isolation hospital is built by St. Joe for tuberculosis patients.
St. Joe, “the country hospital,” is annexed into the city of Fort Wayne.
St. Joseph Hospital is approved and registered by the American Medical Association.
St. Joseph Hospital initiates an innovative hospitalization program which entitles an individual to board and treatment for an all-inclusive rate of $7.50 per year. An addition to the hospital moves the front doors from Main Street to Broadway Street.
The first baby is born on March 7 at 7:40 p.m.
The St. Joseph School of Nursing opens.
A Medical Staff is organized and Maurice I. Rosenthal becomes the first President of the staff.
Seven graduates become the first graduating class of the St. Joseph School of Nursing.
Maternity ward is in operation.
The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Motherhouse is transfered to Donaldson. Vacated rooms are renovated for patients utilizing the St. Joseph Home for the Aged.
St. Joe sells five acres that the isolation hospital resides upon to the Lindenwood Cemetery Association for $9,500.
The construction of the St. Joseph School of Nursing totals $122,905.
The original Rockhill Hotel was demolished after 61 years as the hospital and a new seven-story structure with a bed capacity of 350 is constructed, extending to Van Buren Street.
An entire floor of the hospital is dedicated solely to the care of polio victims, totaling 136 patients.
A nine-story wing along Broadway Street is constructed. A new four-story building is also constructed on Van Buren Street. The addition houses a chapel, enlarged delivery unit and laboratory.
St. Joseph Regional Burn Center opens.
The north building of the hospital is completed.
St. Joseph Hospital purchases land near Dupont Road and Interstate 69 for the purpose of expanding healthcare services.
The St. Joseph School of Nursing closes.
Phase one of Dupont Medical Center opens at Dupont and Interstate 69.
Previously located at the St. Joseph Hospital, the Children’s Care Center opens at Lafayette Medical Center.
Phase two of Dupont Medical Center complete.
The Frank Freimann Regional Outpatient Burn Unit opens.
Quorum purchases St. Joseph Hospital on July 1.
Fort Wayne’s first permanent Palliative Care Room opens on the fifth floor of St. Joseph Hospital.
Groundbreaking for Dupont Hospital, located at Dupont and Interstate 69.
Quorum is purchased by Triad Hospitals, Inc. on April 27.
$5.5 million Emergency Department renovation and expansion
$1.8 million renovation and expansion to the hospital’s obstetrics unit called “The Birthplace” completed.
Received Chest Pain Center accreditation by Society of Chest Pain Centers.
Triad Hospitals, Inc. is purchased by Community Health Systems on July 25.
The Burn Unit relocates to the second floor of the hosptial. It becomes the Burn and Wound Clinic and the Regional Burn Center.
Construction of the new medical office building, which houses the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, is finalized.