Grand View Hospital

A Message From the Board

Dear Trusted Friends and Colleagues,

Join us in wishing Grand View Hospital a Happy 100th Anniversary!

Bucks County’s first hospital was founded by a group of area physicians who purchased two structures and surrounding property on a ridge overlooking our lovely countryside. The farm was called Grand View—words so fitting the founders decided to name the new hospital after it.

On December 6, 1913, Grand View Hospital opened its doors, eager to address the medical needs of “sufferers of all disease and accidents.” At that time, the hospital was contained in a simple home with eight patient rooms, a room for operating, an office, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The first Grand View Hospital had no X-ray machine, proper surgical table, or telephone. Antibiotics were unknown. Still, Grand View was considered “splendidly equipped” for its day.

Today, our purpose remains the same as a century ago. Grand View exists to meet the health-care needs of our community. Together, we have weathered epidemics, wars, and financial downturns. Through it all, Grand View has consistently provided compassionate care and the latest medical advances.

We are proud of our past, focused on the present, and charting our future. This year, Grand View has brought neonatology services to our community through a partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We now provide advanced care for premature and seriously ill infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) right here.

In surgery, a new state-of-the-art surgical microscope technology enables surgeons to perform most cataract surgeries through a 2.5-millimeter incision requiring no sutures. In orthopaedics, we now offer anterior-approach hip replacement that allows for smaller incisions and a quicker recovery.

Throughout our history, advances to our hospital have been made possible by astute leaders—both within our hospital and across our community—who have contributed their effort, time, and resources for the benefit of our neighbors. We remain forever grateful and consider it an honor to serve you. We look forward to caring for you “well into the future.”

Sincerely,

William S. Aichele
Chair, Board of Trustees
Grand View Hospital

Mary Anne Poatsy
Chair, Board of Trustees
Grand View Health Foundation

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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