Elkhart General History
Elkhart General Hospital officially becomes incorporated.
Elkhart establishes a new hospital, thanks in part to a $10,000 donation from Dr. Franklin Miles.
Training School for Nurses graduates first class.
Henry Konecny launches Radiology Department.
Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary is established.
Dr. Forest Kendall launches Emergency Services Department with two other physicians. The three doctors take turns manning this first ER 24-hours at a time, relying on whatever gear the doctors brought with them or “borrowed” from other departments.
The hospital’s four-story addition opens, bringing capacity to 310 beds
Elkhart General Hospital Foundation is established.
The first total hip replacement surgery is performed at Elkhart General.
Computerized Tomography (CT) is installed.
Elkhart General performs first open-heart surgery. By year’s end, more than 200 patients undergo open-heart procedures.
Regional Heart and Critical Care Center opens.
West Wing opens. This 3-story addition features centralization of oncology services; an outpatient Women’s Center with mammography services and physicians’ offices; and a birthing unit.
New Electrophysiology (EP) Lab opens, housing state-of-the-art cardiology technology
Elkhart General Hospital named a “Center of Excellence” by the Lung Cancer Alliance and designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology. Elkhart General is one of just two facilities with this designation in Indiana.
Elkhart General performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedures in the region.
Elkhart General Bariatric and Metabolic Institute named a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredited Center by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.
Opening of 165,000-square-foot Surgery Center.