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Methodist Health Services Company History Timeline


The Methodist ministers and civic leaders who opened our doors in 1927 couldn t have imagined where Methodist Health System would be today.


1958 - Kenneth Schor and Reverend John Koelemay were in the kitchen slicing apple pies to serve as dessert at the Gentilly Methodist Church men's meeting.


1960 - Word of the possible hospital spread quickly within his church and community, and with input and continued support of his pastor and friends, Schor's vision gained momentum and sprouted wings.


June 14, 1961 - Gentilly East Hospital was organized and incorporated by the Gentilly Hospital Association.


1963 - Officially accepted by the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.


1968 - The first patient was admitted and the first baby was born on September 25th.


1969 - The hospital's first intensive care unit opened.


1971 - One hundred eighty-one beds were in full utilization as a coronary care unit and the department of cardiac studies opened.


1979 - Rededicated as Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital in honor one of the hospital's founding Board Members and benefactors, Pendleton Lehde.


1983 - Methodist Health System Foundation MHSF was established as the system holding company of Pendleton Memorial Hospital PMMH , as well as a vehicle for vertical integration of related healthcare services, and for fundraising for the organization.


1985 - Methodist Care Center for the treatment of minor emergencies opened in Chalmette.


1986 - The Methodist Psychiatric Pavilion admits its first patient.


2003 - Sale of majority ownership of Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital to Universal Health Services.


A 20,400-square-feet addition at MECC was made to accommodate two new linear accelerators 2004 .


MECC expanded again to create physician offices and space for support services for cancer patients 2006 .


2008 - Moved into new MHSF building at Oak Harbor Boulevard, Slidell, LA.


2015 - MHSF celebrated a decade of difference as a Legacy Foundation.


In 2016, the hospital celebrated its 125th anniversary of caring for the community.

The project encompassed a new sterile processing department on the lower level, first-floor surgical suites and a surgery waiting area, and second-floor staff lounges and surgical department offices 2016 .


The Methodist Community Health Clinic, which provides full-range medical services to those in need, opened 2017 .

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