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Milestones

Thank you for your interest in Gifford's history. The hospital has a long history supporting the medical needs of the people of Randolph and well beyond. Below you can read some of the medical center's milestones from throughout the years.

 

1924 - A new annex is built, enlarging the Sanatorium for additional patient space.

1929 - A fire destroys the older part of the hospital. Homemade fire doors save the the new wing.

1931 - New structure is erected on the old site.

1947 - Fundraising is launched for the construction of a new wing.

1952 - Ground is broken for the new north wing. The fund drive begun in 1947 brought in $400,000 in community donations that made the new construction possible.

1959 - The Gifford School of Nursing is closed, having graduated some 200 professional nurses since its creation in 1905.

1977 - Gifford opens New England’s first hospital-based Birthing Room, later renamed the Birthing Center.

1989-94 - One of the nation’s first hospitals to support primary-care practices in rural areas, Gifford opens or acquires community health centers in Rochester (1989), Bethel (1990), Chelsea (1992) and South Royalton (1994).



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