This year marks the 65th anniversary of Hudson Hospital & Clinic serving the community. The campus will celebrate with activities for colleagues, signage around campus, and mints for patients and visitors.
“We have a rich tradition and reputation for being a trusted partner in the community – providing the highest level of quality, safety, and service for our community,” says Tom Borowski, President, Hudson Hospital & Clinic.
What started out as the Hudson Sanatorium in 1934 and was eventually destroyed in a fire – lead to the birth of an official hospital in 1953 – Hudson Memorial Hospital. An early history of the hospital credits philanthropist Stephen C. Phipps with starting the effort. Phipps was the son of a wealthy railroad official and started The Phipps Foundation in 1946. He contributed $70,000 toward a hospital building fund – in the memory of his mother, Frances. Additional donations from community residents eventually lead to the completion of the hospital. The 1953 hospital underwent several expansions over the years – and in 1987, Hudson Physicians Clinic moved from their downtown location to the new wing at the hospital.
For five decades, it was the place where many medical miracles happened. However, the facility once described as “the latest work in hospital design” was built when in-patient stays were lengthy, and the need for technology space – like most technology – was still many years away. It became apparent in the late 1990s that the hospital needed a new location. With the rapidly changing landscape of health care, they affiliated with HealthPartners and purchased land near I-94 for a future health campus. The doors of the new health campus opened in late June of 2003.
Since the opening of the new campus, HealthPartners has invested in the expansion of the facility with a 41,000-square-foot medical office building for specialty clinics, additional care partners, Infusion Center, Procedure Center and Rehabilitation Center expansion. The campus continues to be re-shaped with new services, care partners, and technologies – including Telemedicine.
“We can all feel very proud that we are making a positive difference in the lives of our patients, staff and our families in the community,” says Borowski. “We will be guided by the triple aim, providing the highest level of care at an affordable cost as we continue to grow our services to meet the demands of our community – for generations to come.”