While Carroll Hospital opened its doors to patients in 1961, discussions on creating a community hospital in Carroll County date back as far as 1917. Then, in December of 1947, the State of Maryland’s Hospital Survey and Plan review committee recommended that the county establish a 50-bed hospital based on U.S. Public Health Service standards at the time.

As aspirations to build such a hospital grew, in 1956 a citizens committee with doctors, local businessmen and civic leaders formed to develop a hospital campaign. Thanks to their efforts along with a newly formed auxiliary, and a tremendous outpouring of community support, the dream of having a hospital came to fruition with the opening of Carroll Hospital (then Carroll County General Hospital) on October 1, 1961.

Fast forward to today and the once small community hospital has surpassed the expectations of our hospital’s founding fathers. Evolving from a one-building hospital where patients rang a bell after hours for the emergency room, to now an expanded, comprehensive medical center with state-of-the-art technology. And many more expansions are on the horizon.

In 2015, we expanded our reach to care for Carroll County and the greater Baltimore region as part of LifeBridge Health. Beginning on March 27, 2015, members of Carroll County Health Services Corporation, parent company of Carroll Hospital, voted to approve an affiliation agreement with LifeBridge Health. On April 1, 2015, that agreement was made official and Carroll Hospital became a subsidiary of LifeBridge Health.

LifeBridge Health has become an ideal partner with Carroll Hospital, sharing in its vision and dedication to high quality care. The system has made a commitment to implement Carroll Hospital’s strategic plan to grow and advance in areas like cardiovascular, cancer, hospice/home care, surgery, women and infants and outpatient services. LifeBridge Health will build on Carroll Hospital’s commitment to the people of Carroll County, ensuring that residents have access to a vibrant acute care hospital offering a wide range of medical specialties, services and community physicians.