|1900 – Dr. Samuel Johnson advocates need for community hospital.
Mr. Charles Frederick agrees to donate David Peirce Estate on High Street.
1901 – Waldo County General hospital incorporates. Hospital Aid forms.
1904 – The hospital opens its doors to patients.
1907 – Nursing school opens.
1909 – Spearheaded by the Ladies Hospital Aid, a community campaign establishes an endowment fund.
1910 – Another floor was added to the maternity annex.
1913 – 42 doctors practice in Waldo County.
1928 – A new state-of-the-art x-ray equipment is purchased.
1929 – A new addition with a modern maternity ward and emergency unit is built.
1930 – Hospital receives approval by American College of Surgeons.
1948 – Waldo County School of Nursing closes, having graduated 130 nurses.
1951 – Ladies Hospital Aid initiates fund drive for construction of a new hospital.
1954 – Directors purchase the lot along Northport Avenue for the new hospital.
1955 – Largest county fundraising project inaugurated. 1,500 donors contribute $1 million to fund new hospital.
1958 – New facility is dedicated and opened.
1963 – Old hospital is sold to Penobscot Poultry Co.
1965 – Private room rates are $24 per day.
1969 – 1,696 patients admitted.
1970 – Private room rates are $40 per day.
1982 – Progress Fund raises $400,000 for major building expansion and renovation project.
1986 – Hospital provides in excess of $450,000 in charitable care.
1990 –Progress Fund II Committee exceeds fundraising goal for $1.4 million expansion and facility improvements.
1992 – Present administration building and the former USDA building are purchased. WCGH opens the first inpatient hospice unit in the state.
1994- Plans are made and land purchased for Penobscot Shores, a retirement community.
1996 – Penobscot Shores opens.
1997 – Belfast Public Health Nursing and Arthur Jewell Community Health Center join Waldo County Healthcare.
1999 – Hospital wins Margaret Chase Smith Quality Award.
2000 – Two-story ambulatory services building dedicated.
2001 – 100th Anniversary celebrated with dedication of $12 million renovation and expansion project.
2003 – In-house MRI suite opens and new PET imaging services start.
2005 – $1 million challenge grant offered for new surgical services wing.
2006 – New surgical services wing opens.
2007- WCGH and UMA to partner to train nurses at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Digital mammography unit installed.
2008 – Searsport Health Center opens. WCGH joins MaineHealth.
2009 – Heart Team at hospital becomes only the fifth hospital in the state to be accredited for its Echocardiography services.
2010 – Hospital recognized by The Leapfrog Group as one of the top three rural hospitals in the country.
2011 – Work begins on “One Patient, One Record” paperless shared medical records initiative.
Semi-private room in the original hospital.
The operating room.
China closet in kitchen of original hospital.
A medical office.
Nurse with sterilizer.
Breaking ground for the new hospital.
New hospital being built.
Phyllis Perkins in the x-ray department.
Nurses with med cart and stretcher.
Nurse with patient.