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History of Huntington.

The history of Huntington Hospital.

Compassionate community care for years to come.

Huntington Hospital, located at the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare and emergency services to the members of our community. Only six years younger than Pasadena itself, our hospital has grown with the community we serve. Today, we continue to enhance the services and programs that make us the caregiver of choice for people in the San Gabriel Valley. For over 125 years, we have provided compassionate community care, and we'll be there every step of the way in the years to come.

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  • 1892

    A group of prominent local citizens forms the Pasadena Hospital Association.

  • 1899

    A temporary hospital opens with 16 beds at the northwest corner of Raymond Avenue and Green Street.

  • 1900

    A committee was appointed to raise funds to build and endow a permanent hospital building.

  • 1902

    The 26-bed Pasadena Hospital opens on the present site of Huntington Hospital.

  • 1907

    The hospital now includes a maternity wing, a medical wing, and this “complete and convenient operating room.”

  • 1926

    Huntington Hospital’s volunteer program begins. Today, more than 1,400 volunteers provide assistance hospital-wide.

  • 1936

    A $2 million gift from the estate of Henry E. Huntington allows the hospital to thrive despite the Great Depression.

  • 1957

    Huntington Hospital opens a new maternity wing, thanks to a generous gift from Edward R. Valentine.

  • 1964

    The Wingate Building — housing one of the nation’s first intensive care units — opens at Huntington Hospital.

  • 1960s

    Expansion of our emergency department.

  • 1961

    The first open-heart surgery in the west San Gabriel Valley is performed at our hospital.

  • 1965

    Huntington Hospital begins its medical residency program.

  • 1971

    Construction of state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostic and radiology facilities in the Edward Valentine Building.

  • 1972

    We become the first hospital in the San Gabriel Valley to collaborate with emergency medical services to transmit medical info.

  • 1973

    Addition of 97 hospital beds in the Herbert Hahn Building.

  • 1983

    Our hospital is named the only Level I trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley.

  • 1984

    We introduce Huntington Hospital Senior Care Network, one of the first comprehensive senior programs in the United States.

  • 1985

    The Pasadena Star‑News announces the opening of our new pediatric intensive care unit, the only one serving local children.

  • 1989

    Huntington Hospital becomes one of the first full-service hospitals in the United States to offer a pet-assisted therapy (PAT).

  • 1990

    We are among the first in the United States to perform minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgeries.

  • 1998

    The five-story Carmen and Charles Hale East Tower opens, providing state-of-the-art care in a highly accessible structure.

  • 1999

    Our hospital becomes one of the first in the United States to provide nurse navigation services to cancer patients.

  • 2005

    Huntington Hospital acquires our first da Vinci surgical robot, used to perform singlesite gallbladder removal & other surgeries

  • 2007

    The West Tower opens, a ground + five-story patient care tower that houses a pharmacy, clinical laboratory and other facilities.

  • 2010

    We become the first hospital in Southern California to acquire the Ekso™ exoskeleton.

  • 2011

    We become one of only 6 percent of hospitals in the United States to achieve Magnet® designation.

  • 2014

    The Nan and Howard Schow Emergency & Trauma Center Expansion Project debuts, doubling our capacity to provide emergency care.

  • 2016

    Huntington Hospital is ranked as 4th best hospital in Los Angeles and 9th best in California by U.S. News & World Report.

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For over 120 years, we have been providing quality community care.

Bringing the right care at the right time for you and your loved ones.

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