Grand View Hospital

Then & Now

Ambulance

Grand View ambulance, 1917

Grand View Hospital purchased its first ambulance in 1917 from Fred C. Young of Lansdale. Since there was no driver available at this time, Young performed the service until a permanent driver was available. The hospital continued its own ambulance service, with maintenance men serving as drivers until 1945. During this time, ambulance service was…

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Emergency Medicine Department

Emergency Room, 1928

Little is known of the early history of the Emergency Department. A dispensary was available in the 1917 building adjacent to the admission area. This remained in service until the 1950’s. A large area at the rear of the 1929 building was renovated and designated the “Accident Ward”. When a patient presented to the Accident…

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Maternity

Delivery room, 1928

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was formally established in 1926. Prior to this, general practitioners were conducting deliveries at home and the few that were done in the hospital. The first set of hospital twins and the first Caesarean section both occurred in 1926. A new labor and delivery wing was constructed with the…

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Imaging Services

X-ray equipment, 1929

The Department of Radiology was not created until the first permanent hospital building was constructed in 1917. The first chief of the department was Grand View Hospital founding member, O.H. Strouse, MD, who held this position until 1948. The first X-ray technician was hired in 1930. During the fifties and sixties, many changes occurred as…

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Nursing

Grand View Nurses, early 1920s

We invite all past and present Grand View Hospital nurses to submit your favorite memories.  Share Your Nursing Memories  Mary Afflerbach, RN and Ellen Clark, RN discuss changes in nursing since they began their careers.   Grand View Hospital School of Nursing The Grand View Hospital School of Nursing was founded in 1913 as a…

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GVH TIMELINE
  • Grand View History - Video

    1913

  • Remembering a First, 1917

    1917

  • Depression, 1932

    1932

  • Maternity/Pediatrics - Video

    1939

  • community oil painting

    1952

  • Mary Afflerbach - Video

    1963

  • First Ortho Specialist, 1965

    1965

  • Drs. Levin/Generations - Video

    1973

  • Arm Reattachment Video

    1977

  • Hospice, 1981

    1981

  • Pennsburg Outpatient Clinic, 1986

    1986

  • CardioTec, 1992

    1992

  • CHOP Pediatrics, 1996

    1996

  • Flowers Family, 2004

    2004

  • Cath Lab, 2009

    2009

  • Cancer Care - Video

    2012

  • Heart Vascular - Video

    2012

  • Grand View Hospital Three Generations, 2012

    2012

  • Centennial - Full Video

    2012

  • annual-meeting-still

    2013

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