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Martha Jefferson Hospital was founded in September, 1903, by seven local physicians; and in July, 1904, the new hospital opened its doors. The following is a timeline of our rich history.
—Dr. J. Hamilton Browning, 1906
A Martha Jefferson Hospital Founder
To view our history, you can advance the timeline below by using the navigation arrows to the right and left of the timeline entries. To view a particular phase of our development, you can select the slides you would like to view by slide number.
Community healthcare in Charlottesville is transformed with the development of Martha Jefferson Hospital
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The hospital experiences the challenges of wartime staffing even as it doubles its bed capacity to meet the growing needs of the community
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The hospital experiences tremendous clinical and technological advances from the establishment of its first cardiac monitoring unit to the opening of its comprehensive cancer care center
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The Women's Committee hosts its first Martha's Market and ushers in an era of tremendous support and recognition for Martha Jefferson Hospital as plans begin for developing a new hospital campus at Peter Jefferson Place.
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Martha Jefferson celebrates its centennial with the opening of the Outpatient Care Center and breaks ground on the site of the new hospital.
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