Greater Baltimore Medical Center
A Historical Timeline of GBMC
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Plans begin...

Mrs. Baetjer and Mrs. Yaggy meet to discuss a new hospital to be built to accomodate the Towson area - the only hospital between Baltimore City and the Pennsylvania state line. Mrs. Yaggy's generous donation purchased land from Sheppard Pratt for the future location of GBMC HealthCare.

Jeanne Baetjer and Elizabeth Yaggy 1950s
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Two Hospitals Join Together

The Hospital for the Women of Maryland, of Baltimore City and the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital agree to merge to create a community hospital in Towson.

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1959
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GBMC Gets its Name

A committee meets, and "Greater Baltimore Medical Center" is unanimously chosen as the name for the new hospital.

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1959
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Groundbreaking Ceremony

The site of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center is dedicated, presided over by Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower.

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View a news clipping 1962
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Construction Begins

Construction on the community hospital begins, designed from its inception around the principle of progressive patient care.

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View a news clipping 1962
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Several GBMC HealthCare Firsts

Andrew Kocent was GBMC's first patient. Born at 6lbs 11oz, Taylor Chapman was the first baby born at GBMC. The first operation performed was a C-section by Dr. Earl F. Riter, Jr.

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Read the news articles September 1965
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The Dedication of GBMC

Presided over by brothers Milton and Dwight Eisenhower, GBMC was officially dedicated.

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Watch the video View the invitation October 2, 1965
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The Ear, Nose and Throat Wing Opens

The first patient seen by the EENT personnel in the GBMC EENT wing was a man named David Celeste.

November 21, 1965
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The 20,000th Baby is Born at GBMC

Several GBMC HealthCare Firsts 1973
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The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center Opens

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1981
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Dedication Ceremony for the Shelia K. Riggs Radiation Oncology Services

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1985
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Physicians Pavilion East

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1986
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The 100,000th Baby is Born at GBMC

The 100,000th baby was Ashley Jean Brandt.

1986
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Gilchrist Opens on GBMC's Campus

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Watch a video about Gilchrist's history 1996
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GBMC is named one of "America's Best Hospitals"

in Otolaryngology by US News & World Report

1998
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GBMC is named one of "America's Best Hospitals"

in Oncology by US News & World Report

1999
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GBMC named one of the "Top 100 Hospitals"

The honor was awarded by HCIA-Sachs/Solucient Leadership Institute for benchmarks of success and ICU benchmarks of success.

2000
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GBMC named one of "America's Best Hospitals"

in Cancer Care, GYN amd Digestive Disorders by US News & World Report.

GBMC named one of America's Best Hospitals 2001
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Cancer Center Expansion Donation

Sandra and Malcolm Berman made a generous donation to support cancer care at GBMC.

Sandra and Malcolm Berman made a generous donation to support cancer care at GBMC Sandra and Malcolm Berman made a generous donation to support cancer care at GBMC
2007
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Healing Garden Created at the Cancer Institute

Healing Garden 2010
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Comprehensive Breast Care Center Honored

Receives a national accreditation as "Center of Excellence."

Comprehensive Breast Care Center Honored Learn more 2010
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Primary Care Offices Honored

The GBMC at Hunt Valley, Hunt Manor, Texas Station and Family Care Associates all receive level 3 PPC-PCMH status.

Primary Care Offices Honored Learn more about GBMC Primary Care 2013
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Volunteer Auxiliary Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Volunteers 2013
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GBMC Turns 50 Years Old

Watch the 30-minute special tracking GBMC from its inception through to today.

Volunteers Watch Now October 2, 2015