Celebrating 100 Years of Serving the Community
May 15, 2022
A century ago, in 1922, the hospital that would evolve into Community Medical Center (CMC) opened its doors in downtown Missoula with only 28-beds. For the past century, care team members have delivered exceptional care, passing the baton onto the next wave of caregivers that endures to this day.
For the past 100-years, we’ve been in a continual state of evolution – from hand-crank beds and a separate “men’s ward” to a 32-bed level IIIb NICU, 30-bed Women & Newborns Center, a free-standing Commission on Cancer accredited cancer center, pediatric infusions to treat children with cancer, a 16-bed region leading orthopedics unit, 10-bed CARF accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) inpatient rehabilitation unit, over 80 medical specialties and a new, expanded emergency department opening in 2023.
While buildings and services have grown, our legacy and culture rests in our caregivers. This is a proud moment in time for all our staff, both past and present, to celebrate our legacy of caring for our neighbors and our community. With so much to celebrate, we’ve included a video that spotlights key moments in the history of Community Medical Center told by one of our founders, R.H. Ty Robinson.
Several events and volunteer opportunities will be held throughout the year to celebrate our 100th anniversary, including hosting our annual Hospital Week employee BBQ, a summer ice cream social, an EMS Week celebration, a variety of volunteer opportunities to give back to the community and an employee celebration at the end of the year.
Happy 100th birthday, to all the care team and community members who have made Community Medical Center a home for hope and healing. We cherish the past 100-years of serving this community and look forward to the next 100 years.