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Littleton Regional Healthcare History

arial view in 1974
Arial view of LRH in 1974

Littleton Regional Healthcare Historical Timeline

This timeline was developed to give you a snapshot of the major events that have shaped Littleton Regional Healthcare from its start, back in 1906, to the present time.
For a more complete history, click here.

1906

Littleton Hospital Association formed with the goal to establish and maintain a community hospital. Construction began.

LRH in 1907

1907

Fifteen bed hospital dedicated on June 27, 1907.

1923

Littleton Hospital Training School for Nurses opened.

1932

First major construction project completed, increasing bed capacity to 47.

1935

Littleton Hospital Training School for Nurses closed.

1923 graduating nurses

1962

Major expansion project, increasing bed capacity to 61, modernizing the obstetrics unit and adding physical therapy.

1975

Another expansion that created outpatient facilities, modernized the Emergency Department, and constructed office space for physicians.

1980

1991

Additional building and renovations completed.

1995

1997

1998

Hospital trustees determined that a new replacement facility was needed due to projected maintenance and renovation costs for this aging hospital. Groundbreaking for new campus built on land donated by the Hoffman Estate on October 19, 1998.

2001

2002

2003

2007

Celebrated its Centennial on June 23, with over 250 attendees.

The Gale Medical Library maintains the Hospital's archives. To schedule an appointment to view the archives, contact Anne Conner, Medical Librarian, at 444-9564 or email:aconner@littletonhospital.org.