Children's Specialized Hospital: A 125 Year Timeline to CELEBRATE
2016 marked the 125th anniversary of the founding of Children's Specialized Hospital! For 125 years, the mission of Children’s Specialized Hospital has not changed – to be the nation's leading provider of specialized healthcare services for infants, children and young adults. In celebration of the people behind this noble and worthy endeavor we say–Hats Off!
We say Hats Off to those first dedicated women of Westfield back in the late 1800s who saw a need to help the malnourished and sickly children from nearby cities. We say Hats Off to the doctors, nurses and volunteers who rushed in to treat the hundreds of children afflicted during the polio epidemic.
We say Hats Off to the many loyal and generous donors and supporters who have helped our hospital grow to meet the demanding needs of children recovering from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. We say Hats Off to the medical and senior leadership who have helped create an innovative network of services to help treat thousands of children on the autism spectrum and with complex medical needs.
We say Hats Off to every past or present patient, employee, volunteer, donor – anyone and everyone who played a role in helping Children’s Specialized Hospital partner with families to make our many innovative therapies more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals. Explore our 125 years by clicking along the interactive historical timeline below!