Stormont Vail History

1882

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In 1882 Christ Hospital was founded by Bishop Thomas Vail and Ellen Vail, to give care to those less fortunate.

1893

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In 1893, Dr. Milo Ward and Jane C. Stormont, the widow of dr. D. W. Stormont, founded the Jane C. Stormont Woman's Hospital and Training School for Nurses. They envisioned a modern hospital where medical care, particularly for women and those unable to pay, would be available.

1949

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In 1949, Jane C. Stormont Hospital and Christ Hospitals Merge. On July 20, 1953 Stormont-Vail Hospital officially opened it's doors with 280 beds and 44 bassinets.

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1959

A Stormont-Vail Hospital nurse instructed a student nurse on the use of an iron lung in 1959. The hospital had three iron lungs to help polio patients. (lef)

1960

A new camera obtained by the hospital auxiliary was added to the maternity ward  Stormont-Vail in 1960. (right)

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1995

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In August of 1995, Stormont-Vail merged with the Cotton O'Neil clinic. Cotton O'Neil Clinic was a partnership between Drs. Robert H. O'Neil and Robert T. Cotton that began in 1956. They were eventually joined by Dr. Maurice R. Cashman Jr. and Dr. Howard N. Ward.

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You can learn more about Stormont Vail Health's history in our History Room located in Stormont Vail Hospital.