History of Huntington Hospital

Our mission is simple: build a healthier community. It’s what we’ve been doing for nearly 130 years, and today we’re doing it in more ways than ever before.

History Of Huntington Hospital

A Legacy of World-Class, Compassionate Care

A 619-bed nonprofit hospital that’s nationally ranked for quality and safety, Huntington Hospital in Pasadena – an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai Health System – has provided world-class, compassionate care since 1892.

From the start, Huntington Hospital has been sustained by our community: Local residents helped found the hospital; a gift of land from Caroline Walkley allowed us to build our first dedicated facilities; and Henry E. Huntington’s estate helped sustain the hospital through the Great Depression and beyond. These and many other local leaders laid the foundation for excellence at the hospital.

129 years later, Huntington Hospital remains committed to providing the highest quality health care and emergency services to the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. 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 hospital of choice for people throughout our region.

  • 1892

    1892 Pasadena Hospital Association

    11/10/1892
    A group of prominent local citizens forms the Pasadena Hospital Association.
  • 1899

    1899 Temporary Hospital

    03/19/1899

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

  • 1900

    1900 Committee appointed

    11/19/1900

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

  • 1902

    1902 Pasadena Hospital opens

    11/19/1902

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

  • 1907

    1907 Operating Room

    11/10/1907

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

  • 1926

    1926 Volunteer program

    11/19/1926

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

  • 1936

    1936 Henry E Huntington

    11/10/1936

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

  • 1955

    1955 Medicine Residency program

    11/10/1955

    Huntington Hospital launches our Internal Medicine Residency program in 1955, followed by Surgical Residency Program in 1957.

  • 1957

    1957 Maternity Wing

    11/19/1957

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

  • 1964

    1964 Wingate Building

    11/10/1964

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