Our history

In the early days, house calls were common!

Glencoe’s first doctors made farmhouse calls in horse-and buggy rigs. Their offices in town served as exam, operating and delivery rooms for the great-grandparents of some of our current patients.

In 1941, the town approved a proposal to build a 30-bed hospital, funded by a WPA grant, community donations and bond issues.

Now the largest employer in Glencoe, we’re proud to be part of its history.

1941
Construction begins on Glencoe Municipal Hospital
1960
Glencoe Medical Clinic opens, a cooperative of independent private-practice physicians.
1967

Glencoe Hospital acquires Glenhaven Nursing Home.
1977

Glencoe Medical Clinic, PA establishes a physician partnership. 
1984

Glencoe Area Health Center is created, including a 110-bed long-term care facility.
1991
We add Orchard Estates to our campus – 40 independent-living apartment units for people 55 and older.
2000
Glencoe Regional Health Services combines Glencoe Area Health Center and Glencoe Medical Clinic, P.A.
2002

The clinic building on our Glencoe Campus opens for business. Our Best Beginnings birth center opens to rave reviews.
2003-2007
We welcome our OB/GYN doctor, pediatrician, podiatrist, ER physician, physician assistants, and a second general surgeon.
2007
Lester Prairie Clinic moves to a brand-new facility in March. In November, hospital remodeling is completed, including patient rooms, waiting areas and a diagnostic imaging center.
2008
We added a second ER physician and welcomed a new family medicine physician.
2009
GRHS becomes a Level III trauma center, only the twentieth in the state. We welcome a new family medicine physician.
2010
Plans are approved for remodeling improvements to Long Term Care. Our ambulance services moves to Advance Life Support status and our new ambulance arrives. We welcome a new family medicine physician.
2011
We welcome our first certified nurse midwife and a new internal medicine physician.
2012
Our status as a Level III trauma center is renewed. We welcome a second certified nurse midwife.  
2013
We installed a state-of-the art electronic medical record system at our clinics, hospital and Long Term Care. We welcome our hematologist and oncologist and began a telemedicine program for mental health care services.

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