History | Mount Carmel Health



Mother M. Angela and Sister M. Rufina Dunn, of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross of Notre Dame, Indiana, turn a sturdy four-story red brick building -- with two wards, eighteen private rooms, an operating room, and an amphitheater -- into Hawkes Hospital of Mount Carmel.

Mother M. Angela helped bring Mount Carmel to life.

In its earliest days, St. Ann's Infant Asylum opened its doors to care for orphaned "little ones."

In 1950, St. Ann's expanded its maternity and gynecological services.

The view of Mount Carmel East shows the new 233-bed facility shortly after it was built in 1972.

The view of the Siegel Center upon opening in 1993.

Mount Carmel East

Mount Carmel West

Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Mount Carmel St. Ann's Maternity Pavilion opened in 2003.

Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital


Mount Carmel School of Nursing begins offering students "all that science and intellect can afford." It is the first in the United States to be nationally accredited.


The Sisters of St. Francis open St. Ann's Infant Asylum, atBryden Road and Rose Avenue (nowKelton Avenue), to protect and care for orphaned infants and unwed mothers.

The Sisters of Mount Carmel purchase a 140-acre plot east of Hawkes Hospital -- complete with cows, horses, chickens, hogs, and farm implements -- as a farm and recreational center.


St. Ann's Infant Asylum becomes St. Ann's Hospital for Women and begins providing maternity care. This year, 230 children were born there -- 90 more than in 1919.


St. Ann's Hospital for Women is remodeled to offer expanded maternity services and gynecological care in response to a decrease in home deliveries.


A Department of Medicine and General Surgery is opened at St. Ann's.


The culmination of five years' work, Mount Carmel East is opened on the east side of Columbus. The 233-bed hospital is situated on a 140-acre "farm" purchased in 1908.

St. Ann's Hospital opens its doors to the first male patient in its 64-year history.


Hawkes Hospital of Mount Carmel begins offering numerous ancillary services. To herald this event, its name is changed to Mount Carmel Medical Center.


The Mount Carmel Community Service Corporation is formed to facilitate community needs in outreach, hospice, wellness, home care, and other services.

St. Ann's Hospital is relocated to its present site in Westerville, in order to meet the needs of the growing population in Columbus' northeast quadrant.

Mount Carmel Health is created, incorporating Mount Carmel Medical Center (West), Mount Carmel East, and Mount Carmel Community Service Corporation. A new logo is created and new corporate colors are chosen.


Mount Carmel School of Nursing becomes Mount Carmel College of Nursing when it begins offering a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.


The Bruce E. Siegel Center for Health Education is added onto Mount Carmel East Hospital, to provide a resource for community education.


St. Ann's Hospital joins the Mount Carmel Health System


Mount Carmel East Hospital, Mount Carmel Medical Center, and St. Ann's Hospital are renamed Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, and Mount Carmel St. Ann's.


Mount Carmel joins Trinity Health, the third largest Catholichealthcare system in the United States, operating or affiliated with 44 hospitals, 342 outpatient facilities, 31 long-term care facilities, 28 homehealthcare offices, and 20 hospice programs.

A dedicated cancer center is opened on the Mount Carmel St. Ann's campus.


Mount Carmel St. Ann's new Emergency Department opens, nearly doubling its previous size with the ability to treat up to 100,000 patients per year.


Mount Carmel opens the St. Ann's Maternity Pavilion, the first comprehensive care facility of its kind in Columbus.

Mount Carmel East opens a dedicated Heart Center and a new Maternity Center to better serve the growing population of Columbus' east side.


The Center for Learning and Education opens on the Mount Carmel West campus, housing a high-tech library, learning labs, meeting rooms as well as more classroom and office space for the Mount Carmel College of Nursing.


New Albany Surgical Hospital joins the Mount Carmel Health System. Hospital renamed Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital.


Mount Carmel partners with Fairfield Medical Center to open Diley Ridge Medical Center, the first free-standing emergency and diagnostic center in central Ohio.


Mount Carmel St. Ann's holds Project GRACE ground blessing and ground breaking. The expansion will feature a new patient tower; expanded healthcare services; a new hospital front; expanded kitchen and dining facilities; and a parking garage.


Mount Carmel holds ground-blessing and ground-breaking ceremony for the Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center. Anchored by a freestanding emergency care center, it also will offer a women’s health center and a medical office building featuring physician offices, outpatient services, and a café and conference space that will be open for community use.


Mount Carmel announces plans to transform and redefine healthcare in central Ohio through its modernization and expansion projects. Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, and Mount Carmel's Grove City Campus will undergo exciting changes that will transform the facilities to meet the changing healthcare needs of the communities served.