Celebrating 70 years of caring for Clallam County
There have been many changes in health care since Olympic Memorial Hospital first opened its doors 70 years ago, but one thing hasn’t changed – a dedication to meeting the needs of our community, every day.
What began in 1951 as a small, rural hospital with approximately 80 employees is now a vibrant medical center – Olympic Medical Center – providing safe, quality health care to the residents of the North Olympic Peninsula. Now the largest employer in Clallam County with more than 1,600 staff, Olympic Medical Center offers a Level 3 Trauma Center, emergency department and birth center, as well as surgical procedures, state-of-the-art cancer care, primary care and dozens of medical specialties.
Take a look at the historical timeline below for a history of how Olympic Medical Center came to be what it is today. Check back throughout the year as we continue to celebrate 70 years of caring for Clallam County.