1956: A citizen committee forms to support building a hospital in Carroll County. The committee consists of local businessmen and members of the Carroll County Medical Society.

1958: The first board of directors at Carroll County General Hospital is established with Atlee W. Wampler serving as president.


1960: Construction of Carroll County General Hospital begins.

1961: Carroll County General Hospital opens its doors on Oct. 1 with 50 beds and 125 employees. Eight-year-old Gail Lynn Wardenfelt is the first patient discharged from the hospital. Admission for the first month of operation totals 134.

1968: The hospital's first expansion project is completed, adding 60 beds to the north and west wings, increasing patient beds to 110.

1975: The hospital is awarded its first two-year accreditation from the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

1976: Fundraising for the hospital's second addition begins with a goal of $2.5 million to fund 39 additional beds and the expansion of the X-ray and emergency departments, operating room suite and laboratory.

1979: The hospital implements an outpatient cancer therapy program and introduces prenatal education and fetal monitoring to its childbirth services.

1984: The Carroll County Children's Fund is launched by pediatrician Dr. Karl Green to help families pay for needed medical services for children younger than 19.

1985: The hospital introduces a new outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program and mammography unit.

1987: The Billingslea Medical Building for physician offices is completed.

1990: The Carroll County Dialysis Center opens, providing convenient access to kidney dialysis services.

1991: A 20-bed Behavioral Health Unit opens for adults and adolescents with psychiatric conditions. Later that year, Dr. Paul Vietz and his colleague Dr. T. Samuel Ahn pioneer a new procedure for laparoscopic hysterectomies.

1992: The hospital adds a sleep lab to help patients affected by sleep apnea and other related disorders.

1994: A $1.8 million expansion of the emergency department is completed. A Surgical Intensive Care Unit is added with advanced capabilities to care for seriously ill patients.

1996: The Family Birthplace opens as one of the first units in the area to offer the Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum approach to childbirth.


1997: The Richard N. Dixon Ambulatory Care Center, the county's first full-service outpatient surgical facility, is completed.

1999: The Women's Place opens as a center dedicated to the health and wellness of female patients. That same year, the hospital joins forces with the Carroll County Health Department to form The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County.

2000: The Carroll County Cancer Center opens, offering comprehensive outpatient cancer services, including radiation therapy. The Breast Center opens in The Women's Place to help women with breast cancer.

2002: Carroll County General Hospital becomes Carroll Hospital Center and marks the completion of an $80 million expansion. Additions include a new emergency department, main lobby, the Candy Striper Gift Shop and four-story bed tower.

2004: Access Carroll Inc. opens to uninsured and low-income patients.

2007: Carroll Hospice opens Dove House, the county's first inpatient hospice facility.

2008: Emergency angioplasty services are offered through a partnership with the University of Maryland Heart Center.

2011: As Carroll Hospital Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, a $1 million gift, the first $1 million donation from a board member, is pledged by Jack and Beth Tevis, of Westminster. The hospital's "Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always" launched in March, seeking to raise $22 million through philanthropic donations.

2014: The $28 million William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center and the Tevis Center for Wellness open in October under one roof. The centers were designed to provide health, wellness and nutrition classes as well as treatments like acupuncture and yoga for those who are healthy, while also providing state-of-the-art cancer care for those who have grown sick.

Nov. 6, 2014: Carroll Hospital Center and LifeBridge Health CEOs announce they've signed a letter of intent to partner.