Moses Cone Hospital

KEY DATES
  • 1953 — Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital opens.
  • 1960 — A fifth and sixth floor are added.
  • 1961 — Moses Cone opens first intensive care unit in the state.
  • 1974 — East wing expansion begins, adds radiology and emergency departments and sixth floor.
  • 1984 — West wing opens.
  • 1985 — Work begins on free-standing Family Practice Center.
  • 1987 — Establishes state’s first inpatient hospice unit.
  • 1990 — Women’s Hospital opens as state’s first free-standing hospital dedicated to women and newborns.
  • 1994 — Begins two-year expansion of east side of hospital.
  • 1997 — Wesley Long Community Hospital joins system.
  • 2000 — Moses Cone Behavioral Health Center opens.
  • 2001 — Annie Penn Hospital joins system.
  • 2002 — Regional Cancer Center opens.
  • 2007 — Heart and Vascular Center opens.
  • 2008 — MedCenter Kernersville opens.
  • 2009 — MedCenter High Point opens.
  • 2010 — Expansion begins at Regional Cancer Center, including a new section dedicated to breast cancer.
  • 2011 — Work begins on North Tower addition/expansion.
  • Feb. 2014: Tim Rice, Cone Health chief executive officer announces retirement.Terry Akin will become the new CEO.
  • June 2014: Cone Health names Mickey Foster as president of Moses cone and executive vice president of Cone Health. He starts July 7.
  • Sept. 2014: Cone announces plans to close Women's Hospital and replace it with a new Women's and Children's Services by 2019.
  • Oct. 1, 2014: Terry Akin becomes new CEO.
  • Jan 2015: Cone obtains a license from the N.C. Department of Insurance to sell health insurance in North Carolina.
  • Nov. 2016:Moses Cone, Wesley Long and Annie Penn earned "A's" in preventing hospital infections and other errors.Three Cone Health System hospitals scored high in a new nationwide study of treatment practices that shield patients from infection, injuries and other complications. Moses Cone Memorial, Wesley Long and Annie Penn hospitals earned A grades in the Leapfrog Group's study. Another Cone Health facility, Alamance Regional Medical Center, received a "B" in Leapfrog's review, which is based on patient outcomes and other data.


Sources: Through 2011, Published News & Record March 26, 2011; News & Record archive

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