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  • During what time frame did Spokane Hospitals start?
  • What was happening nationally during that time period?
  • How was that demonstrated in Spokane Hospital history?
  • In your home community or any outside of Spokane county find the start date of a hospital, the name, licensed beds, mission and type of hospital . How is it accredited?

Response Posts: Respond to the posts of at least 2 other students.

First student:

Eastern State Hospital opened in 1891 with 317 licensed beds.  Nationally during the time period between 1890 and the 1950’s was when hospitals became known as modern institutions of science, doctors performing surgeries became more common, in the 1930’s Blue Cross began providing private health Insurance and the Social Security Act is passed.  The demand for hospitals increased and we see that with 4 hospitals being built between 1891 and 1947 in Spokane and it’s surrounding areas.  

The Shriner’s Hospital for Children here in Spokane opened in 1924 and provides pediatric orthopedic care to children ages 0-18.  Shriners is a nonprofit organization.  There are 30 beds currently in the hospital.


Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. •Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals. •Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Shriners is accredited through the ACC and AHA


Being that my hometown is San Diego, California I chose Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. They’re one of the most recognized hospitals across the country for their dedication to pediatric healthcare. They are the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. They serve as a major pediatric clinical research center, working in collaboration with institutions, such as UC San Diego and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their mission is to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy. Rady Children’s Hospital first opened their doors on August 19, 1954 treating twelve patients. In 1961, they expanded to 90 licensed beds. Fast forward to 2016, they’ve greatly expanded to 551 licensed beds. Every three years, The Joint Commission conducts an accreditation survey of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. They encourage anyone who believes they have relevant and valid information about patient care or safety issues, but do not feel that there has been appropriate resolution, to report these concerns. They provide a phone number, email address, address and fax number for people who feel they need to report their concerns.


Click the above link to go to the American Hospital Association website. Click Fast Facts on the left. Find the total number of the following:

  • U. S. registered hospitals
  • not for profit
  • for profit and government hospitals
  • rural hospitals
  • urban hospitals
  • community hospitals in a system
  • community hospitals in a network.

Compile these numbers and submit your answers.