Washington Hospital Center

At the end of World War II, the nation's capital bulged at the seams with wartime workers who decided not to return to their hometowns. The city's pre-war public infrastructure was strained to the limit, notably the capital's aging and small hospitals. Appalled by the poor medical facilities, a determined trio of powerful women banded together to orchestrate the financing, design and construction of state-of-the-art Washington Hospital Center. In 2008, the Hospital Center marked its 50th anniversary with a host of events and activities, including a commissioned history. Milestones researched and compiled a comprehensive 50-year timeline and interviewed twenty of the hospital's leaders, including presidents, board members, and department chiefs.

View the timeline.