It all started with a 10-bed hospital operated by one doctor in a Crescent Avenue home in 1913. More than 100 years later it has progressed to a highly-rated medical complex that serves patients throughout the area. Today, our Hospital has progressed to a modern medical complex with a newly expanded emergency department, a 46-bed medical surgical unit, a 6-bed intensive coronary care unit, and a 10-bed geriatric psychiatry unit.
The Hospital offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care in our surgical, laboratory, radiology, home health, physical and occupational therapy, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary departments. Our latest ventures include the Mary Evans Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center and a Laser Vein Clinic.
We are supported by a staff of more than 100 physicians in a wide range of specialties.
Ellwood City’s first hospital was opened in 1910 by Dr. N. Belle Drake Cartwright, a woman, in a residential home located at Seventh Street and Crescent Avenue. In 1913 Dr. Cartwright made the decision to leave the area and a group of individuals formed a stock corporation to maintain the Hospital. It progressed eight years later to a 25-bed facility on Northwood Heights. The hospital continued its expansion in 1928, increasing to a 55-bed capacity with the non-profit corporation called the Ellwood City Hospital Association formed in 1938.
Two brothers, D.A. and J.A. Evans, donated 19 acres of land on Evans Drive, initiating the construction of a 25-bed maternity hospital, calling it the Mary Evans Maternity Unit in memory of their mother. In the early seventies, a generous bequest from F.E. Moore and substantial donations and pledges from local residents and industries, led to the opening of the present facility fronted on Pershing Street.
Renovation and construction projects involving much needed patient space, especially outpatient, and technologically advanced equipment, have been commonplace since 1973. The Ellwood City Hospital has been built entirely without the assistance of government funds. We employ more than 400 people and provide quality care to approximately 53,000 people in and around the Ellwood City area.
Ellwood City Hospital had a unique beginning 100 years ago when it was started by a female physician. A century later, we continue to have the unique distinction of being one of very few small independent hospitals that remain in operation.
The citizens of the community served by the Ellwood City Hospital have every right to be proud of “their hospital.” We now look forward to the future and a continuation of tradition, progressiveness and responsiveness to change that is rapidly occurring in the health care field.
We are “Dedicated to the Next 100 Years.”
724 Pershing Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: 911 Emergency/Immediate Response
Non-emergency matters: (724) 752-0081