South County Health Centennial 1919 - 2019
100 Years of Caring for our Community
Pictured left: The Walter Watson house, purchased in 1919 for $4,950, was the site of the South County Cottage Hospital, which treated more than 1,300 patients over six years. Pictured right: The new South County Hospital, which opened on Dec. 28, 1925, commanded a sweeping vista above Salt Pond.
Faces of Inception
Left to right: Wakefield builder Louis F. Bell; Caroline Hazard daughter of Peace Dale Mill owner Rowland Hazard, served as president of South County's Visiting Nurse Committee; and Dr. John Paul Jones and his wife, nurse Carolyn Jones.
Throughout 2019, South County Health will commemorate its 100th year of serving the medical, health, and wellness needs of the community.
We hope you will celebrate with us, and return to the Centennial Celebration page where South County Health's history will unfold. Here you will find historical stories and photos, as well as information regarding the events and activities taking place throughout the year. Thank you for being part of South County Health's history!
We are grateful for the support of our Media Partners.
Centennial Celebration 2019
Name: Historic Timeline Unveiling Event
Start Date: 2/13/2019
Summary: Join us as we unveil a wall display documenting the history of South County Health.
Name: South County Health Centennial 5K
Start Date: 5/11/2019
Summary: To benefit Cancer Care services at South County Hospital.
History of South County Health
Enjoy this historical artifact found in the files of South County Hospital. A brief history of the Hospital as told by Ruth Robinson in 1965.
Throughout 2019, local reporter Betty Cotter will be presenting features as part of a series on the history of South County Health in local print publications. Check back here for new editions each week.
A timeline of events and innovations of South County Health from 1919 - 2019. Be sure to visit South County Hospital's main lobby to see the timeline display starting February 13.