The American Hospital Association Resource Center contains one of the nation's largest collections of individual United States hospital histories. A hospital history chronicles the important events in a hospital's development and is a unique resource for historical research.
Selected hospital histories on this list are part of the historical collection of the Center for Hospital and Healthcare Administration History, located in the AHA Resource Center. They are available for on site research. Other hospital histories on the list are part of the AHA Resource Center's general collection. These may be available for loan through the Resource Center's document delivery service. Questions regarding this unique collection of hospital histories should be directed to the AHA Resource Center at (312) 422-2050.
This updated list of published hospital histories was first issued in 1988. It is arranged alphabetically by state, then by city, and then by the name of the hospital at the time the hospital history was published. Citations include the hospital name, title of the hospital history, and the year of publication.
ALABAMA Birmingham Baptist Medical Centers
Courage to care: the story of Ida V. Moffett. 1988
Huntington highlights: Huntington Memorial Hospital celebrates its 100th birthday: the gates
open on a new century. 1992
Huntington Memorial Hospital: the best of care for life. n.d.
Redlands A century of healthcare: the history of Redlands Community Hospital 1904-2004. 2004
Roseville Roseville Community Hospital
Roseville Community Hospital: 35th anniversary issue. 1987
Roseville Hospital: 1990 annual report. 1990
Roseville Hospital: health exchange. 1992
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
History of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. 1993
San Francisco California Pacific Medical Center
Building bridges across time: a history of California Pacific Medical Center. 2006
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center
The first century, Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, 1887 1987. 1987
St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center
125 years of caring, 1857 1982: St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center. 1982