Memorial Hospital (Cumberland)
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Established as the Western Maryland Hospital in 1888, today's Memorial Hospital moved to its current location on Memorial Avenue in Cumberland, Maryland, United States in 1929 and was renamed in honor of those who gave their life in World War I. Memorial Hospital was once owned and operated by the City of Cumberland and became a private non-profit organization in the early 1980s. Today, Memorial is owned by the Cumberland Memorial Hospital Corporation.
In an effort to effectively manage local healthcare resources, Memorial and Sacred Heart Hospital joined together in April 1996 to form the Western Maryland Health System (WMHS). Working together, the two hospitals have been able to expand the range of healthcare services available to local residents and successfully meet the challenges associated with an ever-changing healthcare industry.
On November 21, 2009, the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center opened on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland, effectively consolidating the Western Maryland Health System within the city into one centralized facility. As of 3:30 PM that same day, all patients from both Memorial Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital (WMHS Braddock Campus) had been moved to the new hospital and the two facilities were closed.
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