Coshocton Hospital has a proud history of serving the people of Coshocton and surrounding counties for over 100 years. Founded in 1909 as the Keenan Private Hospital, the hospital began in a brick building on the corner of Walnut and South 15th Streets, quickly growing to be 25-bed facility. As a means of staffing the new hospital, the Coshocton City Nursing School was founded in 1912, and offered education and training for aspiring nurses for 35 years until its closing in 1945.
By the early 1950s, it was clear that providing our patients with quality community-based health care required the construction of a new facility. On Oct. 13, 1957, our four story, state-of-the-art hospital opened its doors at its new location at 1460 Orange St. The new hospital remained connected to the old facility, which was renovated to be used as an extended care facility.
As new technologies have brought revolutions in health care over the past 100 years, Coshocton Hospital has taken a leadership role in implementing new services and technologies to serve patients in our communities with excellent care close to home. The specialization of women’s services brought the addition of a family-focused birthing centre and Level 1 Nursery, as well as diagnostic care for women including the recent addition of Full Field Digital Mammography. Advancements in cancer treatments led to the development of our outpatient oncology center. For the first time, cancer patients could receive necessary chemotherapy or other infusion therapies without having to travel to a cancer center miles away.
We have kept pace with advancements in diagnostic capabilities in both the radiology and laboratory services we offer. Our history has marked the evolution from basic film x-rays to the speed and precision of digital radiology, MRI and 64-Slice CT scanning, and nuclear imaging to aid in the diagnosis of conditions in the bone, organs and soft tissue. Digital technology and secure image transmissions allow us to process, read and return results to your physician with the timeliness and accuracy necessary to get you the answers and treatment you need.
Emergency medicine serves a critical role in the management of traumatic injury or rapid onset of symptoms such as a heart attack or stroke. Recognizing that the early treatment a patient receives often determines the patient’s positive outcome, we have place a strong focus on the continuing development of our emergency services. Whether we are treating a patient on their way to recovery or surgery in our hospital or preparing him or her for transport to a metropolitan medical center for advanced treatments, the intervention our ER team provides makes a dramatic difference for a positive outcome.
As you tour the Coshocton Hospital website, you’ll see a hospital dedicated to quality care for our patients and community. With innovations like our walk-in clinic care for colds, flu and minor injuries; our laboratory with rapid turnaround for test results; our hospital-based physician clinics in West Lafayette, Dresden, Newcomerstown and Coshocton; and our outpatient physical, occupational, speech and audiology therapy services, we remain focused on providing quality care for all of life’s stages.
At Coshocton Hospital, we’re proud of the history that brought us here, and enthusiastic about the innovations yet to come … in our second hundred years!