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The History of Crittenton

Since the first Crittenton Hospital opened in Detroit in the early 1900s, the name “Crittenton” has stood for excellence in medical care with a compassionate atmosphere. For many who live in Rochester and surrounding communities, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is the first place they turn to for the health of themselves and their loved ones.

The Detroit location has long since closed, but Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester has established a strong reputation of compassionate, quality care since opening its doors in 1967.

 

2012

Crittenton Hospital becomes one of Hospitals and Health Network’s “Most Wired of 2012″. Crittenton was chosen based on planning for, utilizing and securing information technology across the hospital.

2011

Crittenton receives certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission.

2010

Crittenton was named a winner of Health Care’s Most Wired Award, which recognizes hospitals for their electronic medical record systems and Internet availability for patients and their families.

Crittenton began its robotic surgery program with the implementation of the da Vinci® Surgical System for gynecologic and urologic procedures. This system allows physicians to perform minimally invasive techniques that promote quicker recovery and healing for patients.

 

Crittenton receives accreditation as a Chest Pain Center.

2006

The Reinvestment Project and related facility expansion was completed. The North Addition, costing about $30 million, offers an impressive glass exterior, which includes a fountain, a Starbucks Coffee shop and a Gift Shop. Also housed in the North Addition is a 106-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium, executive offices, new high-tech conference rooms and training rooms.

An integral part of the Reinvestment Project included a $10 million expansion which nearly triples the size of the Emergency Department, allowing for a broader scope of specialty services, including Cardiac Care and Family Express Care.

The South Addition, costing $32 million, added 25,000 square feet, which expanded the Lab, Pre-Admission Testing, Special Diagnostics and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Another $8 million, was invested in a 500-space parking deck, along with $6 million for the expansion of Women and Children’s Services, including a totally remodeled Birthplace.

Internal renovations included a new Crittenton Wound Management Center, a new cafeteria and additional renovations, completed in the areas of Admitting, Diagnostic Imaging, Central Sterile Processing, Medical Records, Information Systems and others.

2002

Crittenton launches an ambitious $86 million Reinvestment into its facilities, services and communities. The project includes a free parking structure, 45,000-square-foot north addition with two-story atrium lobby, expanded emergency room, enhanced surgical suites and more.

2001

Crittenton Hospital officially becomes Crittenton Hospital Medical Center to better represent the hospital’s breadth of services.

1996

Crittenton adds a seventh and eighth floor to both the east and west wings of the hospital.

1985

Crittenton officials and employees celebrate the opening of the hospital’s new outpatient clinic and surgery, special diagnostics, speech, data processing and conference center.

1974

In the spring, hospital officials break ground for the new emergency room, lab and surgical suites addition. Later that same year, construction on the hospital’s new east wing begins.

1972

Crittenton Hospital opens a new outpatient building.

1967

Crittenton Hospital officially opens, with about 5,000 people touring the facility. The initial building consisted of only the west tower.

1965

Hundreds of dignitaries gather in a horse pasture for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Crittenton Hospital. The land was donated by Howard L. McGregor, Jr.

1900

The Florence Crittenton Mission opens on Brush Street in Detroit.